Advanced imaging techniques become increasingly important in life sciences, biological studies and medicine. Technologies span over a wide range, from standard optical microscopy to advanced multiphoton and light sheet imaging, and from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI).These are very diverse techniques, based on different principles, each isolating a different type of signal or properties. The use of various contrast sources enables acquiring specific knowledge on an organ, cellular subpopulation or extracellular matrix, providing information about structural features, chemical composition and other characteristics.
During the last decade researchers combine several methods for deeper understanding of live organisms at the cellular and molecular level, for diagnostics and disease modeling, for development of novel drugs and others purposes.
The combination of high spatio-temporal resolution, speed and sensitivity as well as robustness, make advanced imaging an indispensable tool.
The aim of our school is achieving synergy of many research approaches using different disciplines in advanced imaging, which are presented by world leaders in their fields.
We shall pay attention to
- The selection and application of the proper tools matching the scientific question.
- Development of processing algorithms, and analysis techniques for proper data interpretation.
- The application of different microscopy capabilities separately and in combination in order to see the “whole picture”.
The “advanced imaging school” will be a unique place to become acquainted with leading edge research projects using advanced imaging methods. Interact with international and national leading scientist in the field and present your work.