Conferences and workshops

During this project the following  conferences and workshops will be organized/coorganized Three conferences: 1. VIII Parnas Conference, 2011, organized by  the Polish Biochemical Society, Ukrainian Biochemical Society and Israel Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Warsaw, Poland; 2. “Visualizing senescent cells in vitro and in vivo”, 2012, Warsaw, Poland; 3. “Inhibitory control of brain plasticity – bio-imaging methods reveal brain physiology”, 2013, Wierzba, Poland; Two satellite symposia: 1. “Imaging and evaluation of brain tumor-microenvironment interactions in vivo”, a satellite symposium of the “Brain tumors” 2012, organized at the Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland; 2. “Images of the spinal cord: from functionally identified neurons to functional recovery”, a satellite symposium accompanying the 11th International Congress of The Polish Neuroscience Society, 2013, organized at the Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland; Six workshops: 1. “Molecular morphology techniques in neurobiology”, 2011, associated with 10th International Congress of Polish Neuroscience Society; 2. “Imaging neural activity in sensory systems: experimental and modeling approach”, 2011, associated with 10th International Congress of Polish Neuroscience Society; 3. “3D Imaging and mapping of elements by X-ray microanalysis in Electron Microscopy”, 2012, organized at the Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland; 4. “Confocal Microscopy – Practical Courses. I Advanced fluorescence techniques”, 2012, organized at the Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland; 5. “Confocal Microscopy – Practical Course. II Life imaging – cell lines and tissue slices”, 2013, organized at the Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland; 6. “Apoptosis on the single cell level by flow cytometry”, 2013, organized at the Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland. Employees of the Nencki Institute can apply for financial support of their participation in scientific workshops/conferences.

  • The applicants holding at least the PhD degree and having a scientific track record can be supported.
  • The conference to attend  or the subject of applicant’s presentation must concern visualization of biological processes.
  • An active participation in the scientific event is required (lecture, oral or  poster presentation).

Detailed guidelines for applicants can be found at http://bioimagine.nencki.gov.pl Please, download the application from http://biomagine. nencki.gov.pl

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP 2014 On 3-5 June 2014 the „VIII Meeting of Confocal Microscopes Users” took place at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology. The Meeting was organized by Carl Zeiss company and the Laboratory of Imaging Tissues Structure and Function of Neurobiology Centre within the frame of the Bioimagine project. The aim of the event was to present applications of microscopes available in the Laboratory: confocal microscope LSM 780, multiphoton microscope LSM 7 MP, spinning-disc microscope Cell Observer SD and electron microscope SIGMA 3View, as well as of the display microscopes delivered by Zeiss: SPIM-type (Single Plane Illumination) microscope Lightsheet Z.1, monoscopic microscope Axio Zoom V16 and confocal microscope LSM 700. The workshop was attended by 64 scientist from 17 universities and science institutes. meeting-of-confocal-microscope-users-report meeting-of-confocal-microscope-users-program meeting-of-confocal-microscope-users-abstracts The BioImagine event “Nencki Microscopy Workshop” which took place at the Nencki Institute on May 28th-31st, gathered 103 participants from Poland, Germany and Ukraine. The workshop comprised both lectures given by expert European scientists and training in the advanced microscopy systems and techniques, e.g., correlative microscopy, FRET, FLIM, Clarity. Practicals were focused on sophisticated microscopy techniques available at microscopy core facility of the Nencki Institute. nencki-microscopy-workshop-programme nencki-microscopy-workshop-report nencki-microscopy-workshop-abstracts Workshop “MITOCHONDRION2014 – MitoImaging”, May 12th 2014, took place at the Nencki Institute. This meeting was devoted to the techniques used for of imaging mitochondria. Co-organizers of the meeting were: Polish Mitochondrial Network MitoNet.pl and Bioenergetics Section of Polish Biochemical Society. The workshop was attended by 106 researchers. The lecturers were given by: Chris Bacal (Institute of Cancer Research, London); Misgeld Thomas (Institute of Neuronal Cell Biology, Munchen); Suliana Manley (Institute of Physics of Biological Systems, Lausanne) and Joanna Szczepanowska (Nencki Institute, Warsaw), Renata Skibior (Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Wrocław), Jędrzej Szymański (Nencki Institute, Warsaw), Martyna Urbanek (Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Poznań), Bartłomiej Augustynek (Nencki Institute, Warsaw). Lectures were focused on application of super resolution microscopy techniques for visualization of biological structures including mitochondria and sophisticated analysis of cell and organelle morphology using computer software. MitoImaging-report MitoImaging-programme Mitoimaging-abstracts CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP 2013 On November 25, 2013, the International Symposium “Images of the Spinal Cord: from Functionally Identified Neurons to Functional Recovery” took place in the new Conference Hall of the Neurobiology Centre of the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw. The Symposium was organised by Urszula Sławińska (Poland), Larry M. Jordan (Canada) and Anna Cabaj (Poland). The Conference was sponsored by the European Union FPN-7 grant Bio-Imagine and by the Committee of Neurobiology PAS. Almost 90 researchers from Poland, Canada, United States, Germany, Sweden, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary and Ukraine participated in the meeting. Among PhD students there were 9 young researchers from Slovak Republic, Lithuania, Hungary and Ukraine that received a “STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD” to attend the meeting. Symposium: Images of the Spinal Cord-report Symposium: Images of the Spinal Cord-abstracts Symposium: Images of the Spinal Cord-programme The symposium commemorated the outstanding achievements of Jerzy Konorski and marked 40th anniversary of his death. The outstanding, invited speakers presented the most important ideas of Jerzy Konorski: brain plasticity, gnostic units, homeostasis between excitatory and inhibitory processes and underlined the impact of these ideas on modern neuroscience. In the afternoon session friends and pupils of Jerzy Konorski exchanged memoirs in the Round Table meeting. Detailed information on the Syposium can be found in the newle opened site: http://www.konorski2013.pl/ Konorski-symposium-report Konorski-symposium-programme Konorski-symposium-abstracts The Conference  „Inhibitory Control of Brain Plasticity – Bio-imaging Methods Reveal Brain Plasticity”  supported by the EU FP7 Project BIO-IMAGINE: BIO-IMAGing in research INnovation and Education, GA No. 264173 was held on Sept 5 to 7.2013 in Krakow. Organized by Prof. Malgorzata Kossut from The Nencki Institute it showcased the latest developments from studies concerned with neuroplasticity and the role of inhibitory neurons in its mechanisms. Brain-Plasticity-report Brain-Plasticity-conference-programme Brain-Plasticity-abstracts confocal-microscopy-plakat Workshop “Confocal Microscopy – Live imaging: Practical course” On 18th and 19th of June 2013, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology organized the Workshop “Confocal Microscopy – Live imaging: Practical course” which was focused on advanced microscopy techniques in vivo. The first part of the Workshop included lectures, given by the experienced specialists in advanced imaging confocal techniques. The practical part of the workshop included: • Visualization, analysis and reconstruction of 3D images with Auto Quant and Imaris softwares. • Studies of intracellular processes using Spinning Disc Microscope. • Recording of fast processes in cells using resonance scanner (Leica TCS SP5). • Cells migration and adhesion study – DIC contrast and Interference Reflection Microscopy. • Technics of the calcium signaling measurement – fluorescence microscopy. The workshop was attended by 23 participants. „Confocal Microscopy – Live imaging: Practical course” – program „Confocal Microscopy – Live imaging: Practical course” – report „Confocal Microscopy – Live imaging: Practical course” – abstracts FLOW CYTOMETRY WORKSHOP AT THE NENCKI INSTITUTE The „Flow cytometry workshop: Apoptosis and cell signaling” organized by the Nencki Institute as a part of the BIO-IMAGINE project, with the special session under the patronage of International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) has been organized at 22/23 April 2013 in Warsaw. The workshop was dedicated to young researchers with some experience in flow cytometry as well as the more experienced researchers responsible for publishing of flow cytometry data. Eighty researchers from different Institutions participated in the Workshop, most of them were PhD students and young researchers. Lectures have be given by specialists in the field (four of them were from abroad), and were dedicated to different aspects of modern flow cytometry, recent discoveries and new technologies. Moreover, the special Session organized under the patronage of ISAC has been hold by the Editor-in-chief of the Cytometry Part A Journal, dedicated to publication of high quality data in cytometry. The second day has been dedicated to the practical for the selected participants. More information at the website of the Workshop: http://cytometryworkshop.nencki.gov.pl Flow cytometry workshop: Apoptosis and cell signaling – program Flow cytometry workshop: Apoptosis and cell signaling – report Flow cytometry workshop: Apoptosis and cell signaling – abstracts WORKSHOP ON CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY – ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR MODERN BIOLOGY was organized on 11-12 April 2013 in Warsaw, at the Nencki Institute, Laboratory of Confocal Microscopy. The goal of the workshop was to introduce to and familiarize the participants with capabilities of several confocal systems as well as with the results of imaging which were obtained by different groups using a variety of imaging techniques. The workshop was attended by 25 young scientists from Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine. The theoretical part of the meeting consisted of the lectures given by the specialists in advanced imaging confocal techniques. They presented the results of the experiments carried out on a variety of cell types: mammalian neurons, microglial cells, neural stem cells, Xenopus eggs and ciliates. The practical part of the workshop was aimed to present different confocal systems: TCS SP8 and TCS SP5 STED from Leica Microsystems and Zeiss LSM780 from Zeiss Jena. WORKSHOP ON CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY – ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR MODERN BIOLOGY – program WORKSHOP ON CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY – ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR MODERN BIOLOGY – report WORKSHOP ON CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY – ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR MODERN BIOLOGY – workshop CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP 2012 Between December 15-16th 2012 an international conference “Visualizing senescent cells in vitro and in vivo” was held in Warsaw. The meeting was in the frame of the “Biogerontological Meetings at the Nencki Institute” and sponsored by the FP7 grant Bio-Imagine (http://bioimagine.nencki.gov.pl/). There were more than 150 participants and the majority of them were undergraduate and PhD students. The participants listened to presentations which were given by twelve invited speaker, including three from Poland. Moreover there was a poster session and 11 oral presentations. Visualizing senescent cells in vitro and in vivo – report Visualizing senescent cells in vitro and in vivo – programme and abstracts The Workshop 3D IMAGING AND MAPPING OF ELEMENTS BY X-RAY MICROANALYSIS IN ELECTRON MICROSCOPY was organized on November 7 and 8, 2012 by the Laboratory of Electron Microscopy in the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw. The goal of this event was to bring together a diverse group of scientists using various modern techniques of three dimensional imaging, X-ray microanalysis and elements mapping in electron microscopy in order to present these cutting-edge methods to the researchers from all over the country and in particular to the young scientists (Ph. D. students, junior postdocs). The Workshop consisted of a series of lectures (64 attendees) and of practicals (21 participants divided into 3 groups) on data acquisition for 3D imaging/reconstruction, qualitated and quantitative X-ray microanalysis and element mapping. 3D-imaging-and-mapping-program 3D-imaging-and-mapping-report-and-abstracts BRAIN TUMORS 2012 – FROM BIOLOGY TO THERAPY symposium was held in May 28-30, 2012, in Warsaw, Poland, and was organized at the Aula of The Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Rakowiecka 30. The specific goal of that conference was to bring together a diverse group of scientists using various molecular, genetic, biochemical and animal model approaches to the analysis of brain tumors. There were 28 distinguished speakers attending (5 from Poland) from leading institutions engaged in brain tumor studies and therapy. Junior and senior researchers joined to discuss their latest research findings and technical approaches toward the analysis of cancer models and mechanisms. The symposium details and registration were available via the website www.braintumors2012.pl. The 116 registered participants attended lectures and a poster session. A registration fee was waived for scientists and PhD students from the Nencki Institute. Brain tumors2012 – conference programme Brain tumors2012 – abstracts Brain tumors2012 – report CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP 2011
VIII Parnas Conference, organized for the first time jointly by Polish Biochemical Society, Ukrainian Biochemical Society and Israel Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was held in Warsaw from August 27 to August 31, 2011. The Nencki Institute was the major financial supporter of the Conference (within the FP7 BIO-IMAGINE Project). The Parnas Conference was established in 1996 to commemorate a world known Polish biochemists Jakub Karol Parnas, who before the 2nd World War studied glucose metabolism at the University in Lviv.

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“Imaging neural activity in sensory systems: experimental and modeling approach” – a workshop associated with 10th International Congress of the Polish Neuroscience Society and financed within BIO-IMAGINE was organized on 19-20th September 2011 at the Nencki Institute in Warsaw. The course consisted of a series of lectures and practical hands on exercises “Structural and functional imaging of the human brain – neuroimaging workshop for beginners”. The workshop was attended by 47 participants, 16 participant took part in the workshop hands-on session. imaging-neuronal-activity-workshop2011-abstracts imaging-neuronal-activity-workshop2011-program-and-report “Molecular morphology techniques in neurobiology” meeting was organized by the Nencki Institute within BIO-IMAGINE project as a satellite event of the of the 10th International Congress of the Polish Neuroscience Society held in Lodz, 21-24 September 2011. The event consisted of a symposium “Neuronal nuclear architecture in health and disease” (23rd September) and a practical workshop “Molecular morphological approach to study brain in health and disease” (25th September). The workshop was attended by 20 young researchers from Universities and Research Institutes in Warsaw, Lodz and Wroclaw. molecular-morphology-techniques-in-neurobiology-report-and-program molecular-morphology-techniques-in-neurobiology-abstracts