Workshops on Imaging at MBL
For decades, MBL is being recognized for innovations in the development, application, and teaching of light microscopy methods in biology. Almost every MBL course has an imaging component and cutting edge methods are presented and taught in two short courses dedicated to light microscopy. Vendors bring equipment worth tens of millions of dollars for the courses and for scientists to use between the months of June and August. New microscopy techniques are being tested on applications that address pressing biological questions, bringing together instrument developers and biologists who are at the forefront of their respective field.
Starting in the summer of 2013, a series of workshops are planned that explore the options and find the future vision for Imaging at the MBL, building on its legacy and expanding on the strengths of the many facets of imaging at MBL. Members of all communities that use imaging at the MBL are invited to attend and each workshop will bring a spotlight on a different imaging facet at MBL. During the first workshop we highlighted CDIG. The next workshop in October was focused on teaching microscopy. Future spotlights can include Central Microscopy Facility, Center for Collaborations in Imaging, Image Accelerator Lab, connections to UChicago, etc.. A common goal of all workshops is to foster communication between users, developers, and vendors/manufacturers of cutting edge microscopy equipment and to identify successful ongoing activities and promising new initiatives that can be expanded into year-round pursuits at the MBL.
The links below provide information on each workshop:
Workshop 2, 3 October 2013