Place: Economicum, LS, Arkadiankatu 7

The symposium (8.-9.3.2018) is open to everyone interested in recent developments in advanced microscopy methods.


To obtain credits, students should register via WebOodi using the Enrol-link below.
Presentation (7.3.2018) and attendance on both days of the symposium (8.-9.3.2018) are required for credits (2 cr). During the first day, the students will familiarize themselves with the contents of the symposium through presentations of their own imaging projects or journal club. The exact format and length of the presentation will depend on the participant number. For students outside of University of Helsinki, it is possible to obtain a certificate of attendance.


Wednesday 7.3
9-17 Student presentations

Thursday 8.3.
9.00-9.10 Opening of the symposium
9.10-10.10 Sarah Butcher (Institute of Biotechnology, Helsinki): single particle CryoEM
10.10-10.30 coffee
10.30-11.30 Ludek Stepanek (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany): Cell Structure in Motion: Cryo-Electron Tomography and Rapid Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy
11.30-12.00 Antti Isomäki (Biomedicum Imaging Unit, Helsinki): Label-free imaging of lipids and pharmaceutical samples
12.00-13.30 lunch
13.30-14.00 Sari Tojkander (Veterinary Biosciences, Helsinki): Traction force microscopy - Imaging cell-generated forces
14.00-15.00 Henry He (Huisken lab, Morgridge Institute for Research, USA): Multi-scale imaging with Light Sheet fluorescence microscopy
15.00-15.10 break
15.10-16.10 Teng-Leong Chew (Advanced Imaging Center, Janelia, USA): Imaging life with the new frontiers in spatial and temporal resolution
16.10-17.30 wine and cheese

Friday 9.3.
9.00-10.00 Lucy Collinson (The Francis Crick Institute, UK): Correlative Imaging: From Cells to Stars
10.00-10.30 coffee
10.30-11.00 Taras Redchuk (Verkhusha-lab, Biomedicum, Helsinki): Genetically encoded probes designed from phytochromes for imaging and optical manipulation
11.00-12.00 Stefan Jakobs (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany): STED and RESOLFT super-resolution microscopy
12.00-13.30 lunch
13.30-14.00 Marja Lohela (Biomedicum Imaging Unit, Helsinki): Intravital microscopy: high-resolution live imaging in physiological context
14.00-15.00 Peter Horvath (FIMM, Helsinki): Life Beyond the Pixels: Phenotypic Discovery Using Machine Learning and Image Analysis Methods
15.00-15.20 Leena Meriläinen (Helsinki BioImaging): EuroBioimaging

24.11.2017 at 16:00 - 21.2.2018 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Wed 7.3.2018
09:00 - 17:00
Thu 8.3.2018
09:00 - 17:00
Fri 9.3.2018
09:00 - 17:00


Symposium program as pdf


ILS doctoral program is responsible for the course. The course is elective.

The course requires prior experience in basic techniques.

By the end of the course students will have advanced knowledge to get started with their own imaging projects, and will be able to understand imaging data presented in published papers and seminars.

During doctoral and master’s studies.

3-day symposium covering advanced imaging techniques.

First day will be dedicated for student presentations, where each student will present their own imaging project or give a journal club (articles selected by the symposium speakers). The following two days will be a special symposium with international and domestic speakers.

Full attendance and student presentation will be required for credits (2 ETCS).


Instruction language: English.

Eija Jokitalo and Maria Vartiainen (Institute of Biotechnology); Erkki Raulo (ILS)