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Segmentation - from Pixels to Biology

BioDIP Spring Seminar

Date:28.03.2017, 14:00 - 16:00
Speaker: Benoit Lombardot (MPI-CBG),
Marija Metejcic (MPI-CBG),
Gunar Fabig (MTZ),
Florian Jung (MPI-CBG)
Location: CRTD, Seminar room 1
Host: BioDIP

Dear friends of microscopy,

please be kindly invited to the BioDIP Spring Seminar on "Segmentation - from Pixels to Biology". This seminar is dedicated to those who aim to obtain quantitative data from images.

The introduction  will be given by Benoit Lombardot (Scientific Computing Facility, MPI-CBG) who will be introducing you to the basics of segmentation and he will be presenting fiji as one of the important tools for image analysis. Marija Matejcic (Norden lab, MPI-CBG) will present Imaris as tool for segmenting the entire retinal tissue in the developing zebra fish eye. Gunar Fabig (Müller-Reichart lab, MTZ)  will demonstrate the use of Arivis for segmenting and quantifying meiotic spindles in C. elegans. Moreover Florian Jug (MPI-CBG) will give an outlook on future advancements of segmentation technologies.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Category: General

Silicon photonics: from transceivers to life science applications

Lecture Series on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Date:28.03.2017, 17:00 - 18:00
Speaker: Dr. Roel Baets (University Gent, Belgium)
Location: BIOTEC, seminar rooms E05/E06

Abstract: Over the past years silicon photonics has become a game-changing technology for high speed transceiver products in telecommunication and datacommunication. It builds on the technological legacy of the CMOS-world to enable datalinks at 100 Gb/s and beyond. But the application of the technology in sensing and life science may have an even larger impact in the future. In this talk the field will be introduced and a variety of examples will be given, both in datacom and in life science.

Roel Baets received an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Ghent University in 1980 and a second MSc degree from Stanford University in 1981. He received a PhD degree from Ghent University in 1984. From 1984 till 1989 he held a postdoctoral position at IMEC (with detachment to Ghent University). Since 1989 he has been a professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at UGent where he founded the Photonics Research Group. From 1990 till 1994 he has also been a part-time professor at Delft University of Technology and from 2004 till 2008 at Eindhoven University of Technology.

Roel Baets has mainly worked in the field of integrated photonic components. He has made contributions to research on photonic integrated circuits, both in III-V semiconductors and in silicon. He has led major research initiatives in silicon photonics in Europe. In 2006 he founded the Multi-Project-Wafer service for silicon photonics: ePIXfab.

As part of a team of 8 professors he leads the Photonics Research Group at Ghent University. With about 80 researchers this group is involved in numerous national and international research programs. The silicon photonics activities of the group are part of a joint research initiative with IMEC. Roel Baets is also director of the multidisciplinary Center for Nano- and Biophotonics (NB Photonics) at UGent, founded in 2010. He was co-founder of the interuniversity UGent-VUB MSc programme in Photonics and of the European MSc programme in Photonics.

Roel Baets is a grant holder of the Methusalem programme of the Flemish government and of the European Research Council (ERC advanced grant). He is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the European Optical Society (EOS) and of the Optical Society of America (OSA)

Category: General

How hearing happens: molecular physiology and optogenetic restoration

CRTD External Seminar

Date:31.03.2017, 11:00 - 12:00
Speaker: Prof. Tobias Moser (University Goettingen, Medical Center)
Location: CRTD, Auditorium left
Host: Volker Busskamp

About the research of Prof. Moser:

Auditory Neuroscience - Synaptic Physiology and Pathophysiology – Neuroprosthetics

Our work focuses on the molecular physiology and pathophysiology of sound encoding at the hair cell ribbon synapse and its restoration. We have physiologically and morphologically characterized synapses of wild-type and mutant mice with defects in hair cell synaptic coding from the molecular to the systems level. This way we have contributed to the understanding of structure and function of the hair cell ribbon synapse and initiated the concept of auditory synaptopathy. Molecular dissection and detailed physiological characterization of ribbon synapse function employ a spectrum of molecular, biophysical and physiological techniques. Towards restoration of hearing we develop optogenetic stimulation of cochlea for future optogenetic cochlear implant and gene replacement therapy.

Category: General

Girls'Day 2017

Date:27.04.2017, 10:00 - 12:15
Location: CRTD, Seminarraum 3
Host: Franziska Clauß, Carolin Noack

2nd joint meeting of the EASD - Islet Study Group and the Beta Cell Workshop

Date:07.05.2017, 09:00 - 10.05.2017, 18:00
Location: Westin Bellevue, Dresden, Germany
Host: Michele Solimena

This conference will provide an inspiring program, covering a wide spectrum of topics in the field of islet biology, i.e. beta cell development, maturation and regeneration, beta cell function, genetics & epigenetics of beta cells, beta cell therapy and beta cell interaction with immune cells. Leaders in the field, rising stars as well as postdocs and students will come together to exchange their latest findings and ideas in order to foster progress and networking in this research area.

For the online registration please refer to the following web link: https://www.intercom-dresden.de/secure/conreg_bcw2017/ (End of early-bird registration is March 3rd, 2017)

We warmly encourage you to actively attend the workshop by submitting an abstract on your latest advances in the field of islet biology and diabetes. Among the accepted abstracts, 8-10 will be selected for a short oral talk, while all others will be eligible for one of several poster awards. Abstracts can be submitted using the following web link: www.intercom-dresden.de/contxt/bcw2017. (Submission deadline: January 31st, 2017)

Dresden, the Florence on the Elbe, is synonym for art and culture. The Saxon capital offers cultural treasures of European rank, world-famous art collections and also a lively music and theatre scene. Architectural jewels blend into a charming natural landscape and the rich variety of cultural activities characterizes the proud and creative atmosphere in this 800-year-old Baroque town. We encourage you to take this opportunity and benefit from an exciting meeting, an attractive social program and a chance to visit one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in Germany at a most pleasant season of the year.

All further information concerning our workshop as well as the web links to the registration and abstract submission system can also be found on our conference webpage https://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/bcw-isg-2017. On behalf of the International and Local Organizing Committees we look forward to welcoming you in Dresden in 2017.

Michele Solimena

Cell therapy with umbilical cord-derived MSCs in a non-human primate model of extreme prematurity

Immunotherapy Seminar - aspects of clinical translation

Date:30.05.2017, 15:00 - 16:00
Speaker: Marius Möbius
Location: CRTD, Seminar room 3 & 4

Summer School in Systems Medicine

Systems Genetics of Neurodegeneration

Date:25.08.2017, 09:00 - 01.09.2017, 16:00
Speaker: Daniel Geschwind (UCLA, Los Angeles),
Robert Williams (UTHSC, Memphis),
Karl Broman (U. Wisconsin, Madison),
Rudi Balling (LCSB Luxembourg),
Rejko Krüger (LCSB Luxembourg),
Jeremy Miller (Allen Institute, Seattle),
Rupert Overall (CRTD, Dresden)
Location: Frauenchiemsee, Germany
Category: General


Immunotherapy Seminar - aspects of clinical translation

Date:29.08.2017, 15:00 - 16:00
Speaker: Ezio Bonifacio
Location: CRTD, Seminar room 3 & 4


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