Meeting Sessions

The meeting at elmi2024 consists of six sessions

Session One - Multimodal Imaging including Correlative
Wednesday 5 June, 09:00 - 10:45

Many microscopic methods give detailed information about where, how, or what specific labels, probes, and molecules are doing in a sample. However, sometimes only the combination of  different microscopic methods can help us to find the right answer to our scientific questions. This session aims to look at the recent developments  in correlative techniques.  Content is encouraged beyond light/electron microscopy (CLEM), to also encompass spatial-omics, and the combination of microscopy with Flow Cytometry, Raman, and more. If you are interested in the challenges of combining different techniques on biological samples, in new creative ways to quantify data, anything correlated to data registration/visualization, please submit abstracts and don’t miss this session.

Session Two - Early Career Researchers Session: the Science of Tomorrow Today
Wednesday 5 June, 11:15 - 13:00

Early career microscopists and their research lie at the heart of ELMI 2024. This multidisciplinary session aims to capture the latest innovations led by early career researchers in the field of light microscopy. The session will focus on innovative method development, quantitative image analysis and data visualisation, and optical imaging applications across the life and physical sciences. This showcase will provide an insight into the exciting and timely developments that will steer the direction of the field in years to come, as well as providing a forum for early career imaging scientists to have their own fully integrated session at a flagship congress.

Session Three - The AI Revolution: from Image Analysis, to Intelligent Acquisition, to Chatbots Designing your Experiments and Writing your Papers
Thursday 6 June, 08:45 - 10:30

Artificial intelligence methods provide new avenues for image processing and analysis in microscopy. In image processing, artificial intelligence can perform tasks such as improving the signal and resolution of images, image registration, and image stitching without needing to make detailed assumptions on the image formation process or imaging parameters. Tasks such as object segmentation and classification can similarly be achieved using artificial intelligence, allowing for large increases in speed compared to manual approaches and reducing the need for steps such as threshold selection when compared to traditional image analysis approaches. This session will explore the latest methodological advances in artificial intelligence for light microscopy, as well as showcasing practical applications of these techniques.

Session Four - New Technologies: Recent advances from Acquisition to Analysis
Thursday 6 June, 11:00 - 12:45

"Progress in science depends on new techniques, new discoveries, and new ideas, probably in that order” (Sydney Brenner). This session will highlight advances across all areas of light microscopy, from optics and instrumentation through to probe development and analytic strategies. We will explore new developments across all areas of hardware, software, chemistry, and biology!

Session Five - Super-resolution and Nanoscale Imaging
Friday 7 June, 09:00 - 10:45

Super-resolution microscopy allows researchers to investigate biological processes on size scales beyond the diffraction limit, while still using the labelling tools available in fluorescence microscopy. This increase in resolution can be achieved through specialised sample preparation techniques, optical engineering and image analysis, and can be applied to uncover nanoscale structures in cells and tissues. This session covers the latest developments in methods for obtaining super-resolution images, processing and analysing super-resolution data, and novel biological discoveries that have been enabled by super-resolution technologies.

Session Six - Imaging Across Scales
Friday 7 June, 11:45 - 13:30

A recent revolution in optical microscopy modalities has facilitated quantitative imaging spanning scales across time and space. A range of methods including, but not limited to, selective plane illumination microscopy, expansion microscopy, mesoscopy, optical projection tomography, multiphoton imaging, and super-resolution microscopy have enabled the study of intricate processes and structures from the nm to cm scale, from ns timescales to longitudinal observations. This session brings together different techniques that enable investigation of complex processes with higher-resolution, greater depth penetration, increased field-of-view, and/or over different time scales.