About the Practical Course
To understand biological systems, a functional and dynamic analysis is essential. Hence the popularity of live-imaging approaches continues to increase and technical advances be made. The specificities of plants, in particular their slow development and challenging optical properties, warrant the development of specific advanced imaging approaches. This EMBO Practical Course will gather experts in the field and provide hands on introduction to a wide range of very recent techniques.
The course will feature lectures (40% of course time) along practical sessions and image analysis (60%). Participants will rotate through five practicals in the Live Imaging Center of the venue:
(1) nanosensors and imaging protein-proteins interactions at nanoscale
(2) two-photon deep-tissue imaging and cell ablation
(3) chemistry-enabled and time-gated imaging
(4) 5D imaging of development
(5) microfluidic-enabled functional imaging.
Lectures will additionally cover related topics such as confocal microscopy, spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. The course provides ample time for informal discussions and networking. Participants will have the possibility to freely attend the satellite workshop “Frontiers in imaging probes and technologies” held right after the EMBO Practical Course.
This EMBO Practical Course was made possible by funding provided by The Company of Biologists.