Andor Academy Kyoto

Andor Academy Kyoto

Kyoto University, Yoshida Campus, iCeMS Main Building, 2F Seminar Room, Japan

Dates : 31 July - 01 August

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Andor Technology, a world leader in scientific imaging, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems will be hosting an Andor Academy at Kyoto University’s Yoshida Campus iCeMS on Thursday and Friday July 31st – August 1st, 2014.

This non-profit event is an excellent opportunity to meet other users of equipment dedicated to low-light bio-imaging to share their ideas, discuss their scientific and technology interests, learn new and optimize existing imaging solutions. Andor Academy is filled with interesting presentations, practical demo sessions and is aimed at attracting users of the imaging and spectroscopy community from Kyoto.

Andor Academy also aims to serve as a forum helping you establish new collaborations with other members of this active community.

Day 1 Agenda - Thursday, July 31st
13:00 - 13:15 Welcome to the Andor Academy at Kyoto University
13:15 - 14:15 Presentation: Introduction to scientific digital imaging sensors – Sensor overview, technologies and applications
14:15 - 14:45 Demo: sCMOS camera
14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:00 Presentation: High-sensitivity sCMOS and EMCCD imagers
16:00 - 16:30 Demo: EMCCD for rapid imaging
16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 - 17:30 Making Sense of Sensitivity - Types of Noise Associated with Cameras – Identification, characterisation of noise and common correction methods. Dynamic Range and Quantitate Stability and defining the limits of an imaging camera.
17:30 - 18:00 3D data visualisation and analysis tools
18:00 - 18:30 Discussion and additional demos as requested by attendees
Day 2 Agenda - Friday, August 1st
13:00-13:10 Opening Remarks
13:10-14:10 Keynote Lecture - “Single Molecule Imaging: Fluctuation and the Function of Life “ Toshio Yanagida (柳田 敏雄), Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University & RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center(阪大・生命機能研究科、理研・QBiC)
14:10-14:50 Lecture 1 - “Single-molecule high-speed imaging of rotary and linear molecular motors” Ryota Iino (飯野 亮太), Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience (岡崎統合バイオ・分子研・総研大)
14:50-15:05 Coffee Break
15:05-15:20 Technical presentation - Yoshiro Oikawa, Nikon Instech Co., Ltd., ”Super Resolution Microscope: The Technology of N-SIM & N-STORM”
15:20-16:00 Lecture 2 - “Single molecule approach to explore cell signaling on the plasma membrane”, Hideaki Mizuno (水野 秀昭), Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven, Belgium (ルーベンカトリック大学・ベルギー)
16:00-16:40 Lecture 3 - “FRET imaging of protein kinase activities in living mice”, Michiyuki Matsuda (松田 道行), Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University (京大・生命科学研究科)
16:40-16:55 Coffee break
16:55-17:10 Technical presentation – Olympus
17:10-17:40 Lecture 4 – “Single-cell imaging and optogenetic control of gene expression dynamics”, Akihiro Isomura (磯村 彰宏), Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University(京大・ウイルス研)
17:40-18:10 Lecture 5 - “Autophagosome formation takes place at ER-Mitochondria contact sites”, Maho Hamasaki (濱崎 万穂), Department of Genetics, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University (阪大・医学系研究科・遺伝学研究室)
18:10-18:30 Lecture 6 – “Whole tissue imaging for understanding mechanical control of morphogenesis”, Kaoru Sugimura (杉村 薫), Institute for Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University (京大・iCeMS)
18:30-18:40 Closing Remarks, Yoshie Harada (原田 慶恵), Institute for Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University (京大・iCeMS)

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