Dates: 8-10.04.2024

Venue: Cephares, Cracow, ul. Smętna 12


About meeting

We cordially invite you to participate in the LEICA SPATIAL BIOLOGY MEETING WITH MICROSCOPY IMAGING WORKSHOP, which will take place on 8-10 April 2024, at the Institute of Pharmacology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow.

The meeting is dedicated to all researchers who are curious about the latest technologies in the field of optical microscopy.

On the first day, the lecture part will cover Spatial Biology and multiplex imaging, speakers who are Leica Microsystems specialists will present the capabilities of the Cell DIVE system and the use of MATEO and LMD microscopes for complete genetic image analysis.

Day two and day three will be workshop groups where you will be able to learn about Leica Microsystems systems such as THUNDER – a semiconfocal system based on an inverted microscope with a TIRF module, MICA – a system combining a wide-field microscope, a confocal microscope in a housing that enables IN VITRO studies, and STELLARIS 8 DIVE – a multiphoton microscope that enables imaging of thicker structures, tissues and even IN VIVO imaging.

Our hosts will be the Institute of Pharmacology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and CEPHARES, the Centre for the Development of New Pharmacotherapies for Disorders of the Central Nervous System, established at the Institute of Pharmacology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. CEPHARES is a unique academic centre on a European scale, consolidating the potential of psychopharmacology, neuroscience and medicinal chemistry and is equipped with ultra-modern research instrumentation. The main tasks of CEPHARES include setting new pharmacological directions, conducting interdisciplinary R&D aimed at drug discovery and developing new research methods and technologies. During the workshop, there will be an opportunity to learn more about the CEPHARES offer.

The workshop is free of charge, registration via the registration form is required. When registering, please select the workshop groups you would like to attend.

Workshop Timetable

Day 1 – 8.04

13:00-13:15 Welcome

13:15-13:30 Accelerating the power of science and technology to improve human health

13:30-14:00 Transforming Tissue research

14:00- 14:45 Spatial Biology: the multiplexing approach to reveal new insight in cancer research

14:45-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-15:15 Cell DIVE video presentation

15:15-15:35 Laser Microdissection: a Spatial Biology Tool, CST

15:35-16:05 feedback, wrap up

Day 2 – 9.04

9:00-9:30 Cephares – New Core facility Center

9:30-10:55 Introductory lectures – THUNDER, Mica, Stellaris

10:55-11:10 Coffee break

11:10 – 12:40 Workshops:

 Group 1    Group 6    Group 11 

12:40 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00 Workshops:
 Group 2    Group 7    Group 12 

15:00-15:15 Coffee break

15:15 – 16:45 Workshops:
 Group 16    Group 17    Group 18 

Day 3 – 10.04

09:00 – 10:30 Workshops:
 Group 3    Group 8    Group 13 

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45 – 12:15 Workshops:
 Group 4    Group 9    Group 14 

12:15 – 12:30 Cephares Tour

12:30 -13:10 Lunch break

13:10 -14:40 Workshops:
 Group 5    Group 10    Group 15 

14:40-14:50 Conclusion and summary of the workshops

THUNDER: Group 1,2,3,4,5,16

Mica: Group 6,7,8,9,10,17

Stellaris Group: 11,12,13,14,15,18