[3dem] Symposium on Infectious Disease Agents

Fischer, Elizabeth (NIH/NIAID) [E] EFISCHER at niaid.nih.gov
Fri Feb 21 12:58:00 PST 2014

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, I’d like to invite all interested parties to attend the first Microscopy of Infectious Disease Agent Symposia we are hosting at Rocky Mountain Laboratories/NIAID/NIH  in Hamilton, MT July 24th and 25th.

The 2014 Microscopy of Infectious Disease Agent Symposia (MIDAS) will provide an opportunity to bring together leading researchers of microscopic imaging and related techniques as they apply to the study of human pathogens.  Organized by the National Institute of Allergy of Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, this meeting will provide a venue for recent progress in areas of both light and electron microscopies relevant to imaging viruses, bacteria, prions, host cells and tissues.   In addition to scientific presentations, workshops will be organized to teach various aspects of emerging technologies.   The field of microscopic imaging is rapidly evolving as advances in both instrumentation and computational sciences are enabling a greatly expanding range of analyses to be performed.  A broad theme at the conference will be on technological advances and on future developments needed to increase the application and impact of microscopic imaging for understanding the biology of human pathogens with the goal of improving the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of infectious diseases. The conference will bring together a diverse group of scientists at senior and junior levels. Seminars and posters at the conference will provide an opportunity to research findings and exchange of ideas.

Please visit our registration site for more information and the preliminary agenda.


Keynote speakers:
Sriram Subramaniam, Ph.D.,<http://ccr.cancer.gov/staff/staff.asp?profileid=5614> National Cancer Institute, NIH

Dr. Sriram Subramaniam received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University and completed postdoctoral training in the Departments of Chemistry and Biology at M.I.T. He is chief of the Biophysics Section in the Laboratory of Cell Biology at the Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute. He holds a visiting faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His current work is focused on the development of advanced technologies for imaging macromolecular assemblies using 3D electron microscopy, and their application to address fundamental problems in HIV/AIDS and cancer research.
 Hari Shroff​, Ph.D.,​​​<http://www.nibib.nih.gov/about-nibib/staff/hari-shroff> National Ins​titute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH
Dr. Hari Shroff received a B.S.E. in bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2001, and under the supervision of Dr. Jan Liphardt, completed his Ph.D. in biophysics at the University of California at Berkeley in 2006. He spent the next three years performing postdoctoral research under the mentorship of Eric Betzig at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus where his research focused on development of photo-activated localization microscopy (PALM), an optical super resolution technique. Dr. Shroff is now chief of NIBIB's section on high resolution optical imaging laboratory, where he and his staff are developing new imaging tools for application in biological and clinical research.  Dr Shroff’s lab has recently developed two new microscope systems:  The first, iSIM, uses structured illumination and high speed processing to render images with double the resolution of conventional fluorescence microscope.  The second, diSPIM, is a light sheet microscope which uses two objectives to achieve isotropic resolution with minimal bleaching.

Organizing committee:
Elizabeth Fischer, NIH/NIAID, Audray Harris, NIH/NIAID, and Owen Schwartz, NIH/NIAID


Elizabeth R. Fischer
Microscopy Unit Manager
Research Technologies Section/RTB
Rocky Mountain Laboratories/NIAID/NIH
903 South 4th Street
Hamilton, MT  59840
efischer at nih.gov<mailto:efischer at nih.gov>

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