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EMBO Practical Course

Light sheet microscopy

02 – 11 August 2018 | Dresden, Germany

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 April 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 April 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 May 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 July 2018

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About the Practical Course

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Light sheet microscopy is an emerging technology that enables imaging of large biological specimens with minimal photodamage. It opens new avenues to study cell biological and developmental processes with unprecedented imaging speed and facilitates systems biology approaches by quantitative imaging of entire living systems. Light sheet microscopy has only recently left the optical tables of technology developers and become more broadly available through commercial and open access platforms. This EMBO practical course will comprehensively introduce the light sheet microscopy paradigm to the new generation of scientists.

The course will be immediately followed by a 10th anniversary light sheet fluorescence microscopy conference held at MPI-CBG in Dresden between 12-15 August 2018. The students of the course will be able to attend the conference free of charge and will present the results of the course at a special dedicated session.

 

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Programme

 

Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 April 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 April 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 May 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 July 2018

 

  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS EUR 250
  • ACADEMIC EUR 250

Registration includes:

  • Participation in all lectures and practicals
  • Course brochure
  • Accomodation
  • 4TB hard drive
  • All meals including gala dinner and cloing barbecue

Payment

Selection criteria

The course will be open to altogether 16 students.

We are aiming to establish four interdisciplinary student teams consisting of 2 biologists, 1 computer scientist and 1 physicist/microscopist each. After the initial intense introduction to light sheet technology, the teams will tackle research problems defined in their applications. The applicants are therefore encouraged to write a short, one page motivation letter, where they:

a) describe their educational background,

b) summarize their skill set in biology, computer science and microscopy,

c) and ideally propose a concise imaging experiment that could benefit from light sheet microscopy.

Please note that MPI-CBG is equipped to deal with most major model organisms and we encourage also biologists working on emerging models to apply.

Additionally the applicants should submit their CV, publication record and summary of online presence (websites, blogs, Figshare, wiki pages, social media handles, github etc.).

Poster specifications

Participants are required to bring a poster that will be displayed throughout the course.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Additional information

Students will be sharing rooms.

 

Contact

Sandy Schneider

Email: lsmcourse@mpi-cbg.de

Phone: +49 351 210-2756

Christina Kuß

Email: lsmcourse@mpi-cbg.de

Phone: +49 351 210-2805

 

 

Venue

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Pfotenhauerstr. 108

D-01307 Dresden

Germany

Accommodation

The participants will be accommodated in the Hotel Andreas.

It is within walking distance of the MPI-CBG:

Follow this link for a more detailed google map and how to get to the Hotel Andreas.

Transport

Via plane

Dresden has a relatively small airport connected by Lufthansa to major German hubs such as Frankfurt, Munich and Düesseldorf. There is also an AirFrance flight from London.

Berlin Schoenefeld International airport is about 172 km from Dresden, easily reachable by regular trains.

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague in the Czech Republic is another option, 160 km away, also connected by trains about every two hours.

From the Dresden Airport, please take the train S2 available every 30 min to the train station Bahnhof-Neustadt. Then take the tram 6, in the direction Niedersedlitz, to the station Königsheimplatz. Cross the street and walk along the street Schubertstrasse till you come to Pfotenhauerstrasse and turn left. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. It is a green and blue building. It takes about approx. 40 minutes.

Via train

Dresden is easily reachable by train. There are two train stations in Dresden: Hauptbahnhof and Bahnhof Neustadt

From the main train station [Hauptbahnhof] please take the tram 10, direction Striesen, to the station Fetscherplatz. Then take the tram 12, in the direction Striesen, to the station Königsheimplatz. Cross the street and walk along the street Schubertstrasse till you come to Pfotenhauerstrasse and turn left. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. It is a green and blue building. It takes about approx. 20 minutes.

You can also use tram 3 (Wilder Mann) or 7 (Weixdorf) and change at Pirnaischer Platz to bus 62 (Johannstadt). The terminal stop is right opposite ofthe Institute. It takes about approx. 23 minutes.

From the train station Bahnhof Neustadt take tram 6, in the direction Niedersedlitz, to the station Königsheimplatz. Cross the street and walk along the street Schubertstrasse till you come to Pfotenhauerstrasse and turn left. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. It takes about approx. 15 minutes.

Reaching the Institute via tram or bus

Take tram 6 or 12 to the station Königsheimplatz. Walk along the street Schubertstrasse till you come to Pfotenhauerstrasse and turn left.

Alternatively, take bus 62 or 74 to Johannstadt.

To check the schedule of public transport use this website.

Via car

from Berlin (north)

Leave Autobahn A4 at the exit Dresden-Hellerau, which will take you onto the B 170 heading towards the city center (Zentrum). Stay on the B 170 for about 5 km until it reaches the intersection "Carolaplatz". At the next intersection turn right onto the "Albertbrücke" bridge. From now on follow the signs "Uniklinikum" to the medical clinic. Once over the bridge, you have to drive a circle in order to turn to the left, which means taking the second street to the right, then turn to the right and to the right again onto "Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer." Follow "Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer" and turn right into "Fetscherstrasse." At the first intersection turn left into "Pfotenhauerstrasse." Our institute is on the right.

from Munich/Frankfurt/Leipzig (south)

Leave Autobahn A4 at the exit Dresden-Altstadt, which will take you onto the B 6. Follow the signs to the city center (Zentrum) and stay on the B 6 for about 4 km until an intersection with a Turkish Mosque on the left side. Still following the signs to the city center (Zentrum), turn left and pass the Mosque. Follow the road which turns to the right and goes under the railway bridge. This leads you to "Uferstrasse" which takes two sharp bends (passing Semperoper opera house). Now you are on the "Terrassenufer" which takes you parallel to the river Elbe. Stay on this road following the sign "Uniklinikum." The street merges to "Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer." Follow "Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer" and turn right into "Fetscherstrasse." At the first intersection turn left into "Pfotenhauerstrasse." Our institute is on the right.

from Prague

Follow the highway D8 going north from the Prague circle towards Aussig (Usti nad Labem) or Teplitz (Teplice) and Dresden. The highway is interrupted in the middle by the scenic Ceske Stredohori mountain for about 20 km (narrow road, follow signs for Dresden). The trip takes about two hours.

About the Area

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), founded in 1998, is one of 80 institutes of the Max Planck Society, an independent non-profit organization in Germany.

In recent years Dresden has developed at a tremendous pace into one of the leading scientific centers in the areas of cell and developmental biology, biomedicine, biophysics and bioengineering. Dresden is characterized by a vibrant international community of researchers that perform cross-disciplinary research at the highest level in state-of-the-art research centers at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS) and several Leibniz and Fraunhofer Institutes.

Dresden is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Germany. It is located in the east of Germany in the valley of the river Elbe. Dresden is about 2.5h away from Berlin as well as Prague. Being the capital of Saxony it has been a center of political and cultural life for centuries, and its skyline with the Zwinger, the Green Vault, the Painting Gallery, the castle, the Semper Opera, the Court Chapel, Taschenberg Palace, and the recently rebuilt Frauenkirche are world-famous. But the city is not only famous for its baroque architecture and beautiful surrounding landscapes. Dresden has evolved into a vivid and international scientific and industrial center and is one of the most outstanding locations for research and science in Germany with emphasis on biotechnology, nano- and microelectronics. In appreciation of this dynamic development, Dresden has been awarded the “City of Science” in 2006.

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