MBL Scientists are invited to participate in a series of workshops on Cell Dynamics and Advanced Imaging. The MBL-UChicago affiliation has provided the impetus for new efforts to integrate and further develop imaging research throughout the University of Chicago. Although there is significant imaging related research on the University of Chicago, Argonne and MBL campuses, it has not been well coordinated to date.
We propose to convene a series of workshops to start promoting interactions among the different parties. Initially, we hope to gain insights into the expertise available on campus, stimulate new collaborations, and explore future common activities. The workshops will be held on several Saturdays during the rest of the academic calendar. Each workshop will feature talks that highlight active projects in which imaging plays a major role.
These workshops are designed to facilitate communication between cell biologists, cellular neurobiologists, developmental biologists and structural biologists using imaging. We also strongly encourage participation by groups developing and engineering new electron and light microscopy techniques, groups developing and engineering new probes for imaging and computational scientists working on imaging. Together, we aim to identify the new areas and technologies needed to move Cell Dynamics and Advanced Imaging forward at the three different campuses.
Each workshop will run from ~1-5 pm and will feature ~8 talks that represent the interest groups mentioned above, including colleagues from Argonne and MBL. The speakers will be selected so that each workshop features a diverse set of talks designed for a diverse audience. We are guaranteed to learn a lot of new science and better appreciate the imaging capabilities we have on our three campuses.
To indicate your interest in attending these workshops and or presenting at the workshops, please fill out this short form (http://goo.gl/forms/A7n9ccimgH). There will be no registration fee for the workshops.