Joint Workshop on Correlative Microscopy for the Life Sciences

From 3D Light to 3D Electron Microscopy

March 21 - 23, 2018 | Ghent, Belgium

From 3D Light to 3D Electron Microscopy

ZEISS in Collaboration with VIB | 4th Meeting

Life happens in 3D – and understanding biological context in the three dimensions has been a major driver in light microscopy in the past decades. In the process 3D imaging technologies such as confocal scanning microscopy have become standard in every modern biosciences lab.
Today the trend to 3D continues towards highest resolution with modern field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) based techniques enabling previously thought impossible insights to structural information. Automated FE-SEM technology has made a change to the way scientists approach 3D EM volumetric imaging by allowing for larger and thus more complex data sets. In the race to 3D understanding Correlative Microscopy is a key enabler activating the link between function and structure.
ZEISS in collaboration with the BioImaging Core Facility at the VIB Ghent are proud to host this joint workshop and scientific meeting on Correlative Microscopy and volume SEM. The meeting is centered around scientific sessions covering a broad range of correlative microscopy and SEM methods including data management and analysis. In addition participants will have the opportunity to join instrument workshops and round table discussions.

Participants are encouraged to present their own scientific work in poster or oral presentations. A scientific panel will review abstracts submitted for oral presentation.

Don’t miss this exciting platform for exchange with researchers and industry to explore the new and emerging technologies and methods for correlative microscopy and 3D SEM in the life sciences.


  • Schedule
    Wednesday, 21st March 2018
    4:00 PM  
    4:30 PM
    Welcome Chris Guerin and ZEISS
    4:45 PM
    1st Keynote: Harald Hess, HHMI Resrearch Campus
    5:45 PM
    2nd Keynote: Mark Ellisman, NCMIR San Diego
    6:45 - 7:45 PM Reception
    Thursday, 22nd March 2018
    Session 1: Electron Microscopy in Life Sciences/Volume Microscopy
    9:00 AM  
    Chair Talk: Christel Genoud / sequence of talks tbd
    9:30 AM
    Speaker 1: Wiebke Möbius (cryo)
    9:50 AM
    Speaker 2: Yannik Schwab (confirmed)
    10:10 AM
    Speaker 3: selected from abstracts
    10:25 AM
    Coffee Break
    Session 2: Correlative Microscopy
    10:55 AM
    Chair Talk: Paul Verkade (confirmed)
    11:25 AM
    Speaker 1: invited talk
    11:45 AM
    Speaker 2: selected from abstracts
    12:05 PM
    Speaker 3: selected from abstracts
    12:20 PM
    Lunch break + Posters
    1:30 PM Workshop 1-6 (Rotation 1)
    1:30 PM Round Table 1
    2:30 PM Workshop 1-6 (Rotation 2)
    3:30 PM Workshop 1-6 (Rotation 3) 3:00 PM  Round Table 2
    4:30 PM Coffee Break
    Session 3: Other Roads to correlation
    5:00 PM Chair Talk: James Fitzpatrick (confirmed)
    5:30 PM Speaker 1: invited talk
    5:50 PM Speaker 2: selected from abstracts
    6:10 PM Speaker 3: invited talk
    7:00 PM  Conference Dinner (location tbd)
    Friday, 23rd March 2018
    Session 4: Sample Diversity
    9:00 AM  
    Chair Talk: Chris Guerin
    9:30 AM
    Speaker 1: Nathalia Gunko
    9:50 AM
    Speaker 2: Nicole Schieber
    10:10 AM
    Speaker 3: Tom Deerinck
    10:25 AM
    Coffee Break
    Session 5: Image Processing
    10:55 AM
    Chair Talk: Anna Kreshuk
    11:25 AM
    Speaker 1: Martin Schorb
    11:45 AM
    Speaker 2: tbd
    12:05 PM
    Speaker 3: Helen Spiers
    12:25 PM
    Lucy Collinson, Francis Crick Institute
    1:15 PM  Lunch and Poster Session
    2:30 PM Workshop 1-6 (Rotation 1)
    2:30 PM Round Table 3
    3:30 PM Workshop 1-6 (Rotation 2)
    4:30 PM Workshop 1-6 (Rotation 3)
    5:30 PM Closing Words: Chris Guerin


    Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)

    Fiers-Schell-Van Montagu building
    Technologiepark 927
    9000 Ghent


    How to get to Ghent

    VIB, Technologiepark 927

    • Car
      The event will take place at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB).
      Use the following street address in your navigation system:
    • Train
      From Brussels there are three fast trains per hour to Ghent "Sint Pieters station". After arriving at Sint Pieters train station in Ghent you can take a cab or the tram number 1 to the Korenmarket to arrive in the city center.
    • Plane
      Brussels is the closest international airport. From Brussels there are regular train connections to Ghent.



    Recommended Hotels in walking distance to the Shuttle Bus:
    NH Gent Belfort
    Sandon Grand Hotel Reylof, Ghent
    Pick up point for the shuttle bus to the VIB is the Belfrey of Ghent.


Register for the Workshop

Share a special moment with us

ZEISS Evening Event | March 22, 2018

Chris Guerin

VIB Ghent, Belgium

Lucy Collinson

The Francis Crick Institute London, UK

Robert Kirmse

Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Germany

Saskia Lippens

VIB Ghent, Belgium

Yannick Schwab

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Alexandra Elli

Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Germany

Nicole Schieber

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

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