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2014 UK MPE User Group Meeting
MPE User Group Meeting and Workshop
September 17th and 18th, 2014
Wadham College, Oxford
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Welcome to website of the upcoming conference in Oxford on Bioimaging, that Coherent and the Royal Microscopical Society are organizing together with Dr Christian Eggeling from the University of Oxford. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together UK and European researchers working in the wider field of (ultrafast) non-linear microscopy, optical nanoscopy and biophotonics and to provide a forum to share the latest experimental methods and findings in an informal atmosphere. This is the fourth such meeting we organize, after successful meetings in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

For this year’s edition, to be held at Wadham College in Oxford on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 September 2014, we will cover the following topics:

  • Super-resolution Microscopy (SRM)
    • STED (cw and MPE)
    • SIM
    • STED and FLIM
  • Applications of Advanced Microscopy
    • Single-molecule spectroscopy
    • Multiplex imaging
    • Optogenetics
  • Developments in Advanced Microscopy
    • Adaptive optics
    • Light sheet microscopy
    • Frequency mixing
    • CARS


We have confirmed the following speakers:


Professor Alberto Diaspro

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova


Dr. Peter Saggau

Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle


Professor Christian Eggeling

The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford


Dr. Adam Packer

Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology,
University College London


Professor Kishan Dholakia

School of Physics and Astronomy,  University of St Andrews


Professor Philipp Kukura

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford


Professor Clemens Kaminski

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology,
University of Cambridge


Professor Martin Booth

Department of Engineering & Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour,
University of Oxford


Dr. Emmanuel Beaurepaire

Laboratoire d'Optique et Biosciences, École Polytechnique,
Université Paris-Saclay


Professor Daniel Davis

Faculty of Life Sciences, Manchester Collaborative Centre for
Inflammation Research, The University of Manchester


Dr. Hervé Rigneault

Institut Fresnel, Campus Universitaire de Saint Jérôme, Marseille


Professor Achillefs Kapanidis

Department of Physics, University of Oxford


Dr. Steven Lee

Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge


Dr. Shankar Srinivas

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and  Genetics, University of Oxford


Dr. Gil Bub

Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford


Dr. Lothar Schermelleh

Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford


Dr. Helge Ewers

Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King’s College London



The meeting starts on Wednesday 17 September in the morning and there will be talks in the morning and afternoon, with a conference dinner in the evening and a poster session afterwards. The meeting will continue on Thursday 18 September with further talks and concludes in the late afternoon.

The conference is free of charge for those who register and attend. Lunch, a conference dinner and refreshments during both days are provided. Only travel and accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of the individual delegate. It may be possible to stay in a room in Wadham College for the duration of the conference. Please contact Wadham College directly to make enquiries about their bed and breakfast by following this link. Alternatively, please consult the Visit Oxford website.

Registration for this conference can be done through this website, please visit the “meeting registration form” tab. It will also be possible to submit a poster title and abstract through this page. Queries regarding this conference can be directed to or by telephone on +44 1353 658 800.

All communications regarding the conference, including programme updates, list of speakers, abstracts, and reminders will be done through e-mail and this web site.

Please make sure you add the conference to your calendar and visit the conference web site often for all the updated information.

We would be pleased to welcome you in Oxford in September 2014.

With kind regards,

The organizing committee
Tjalling de Boer (Coherent (UK) Ltd) and Christian Eggeling (University of Oxford)




Schedule 2014 UK MPE User Group Meeting

Wednesday 17 September 2014

09:00 - 10:00

Registration and Refreshments - Okinaga Room
[Please put up posters in Okinaga Room]

Session I- Applications of 2 Photon Microscopy

10:00 - 10:20

Welcome & Introduction

10:20 - 11:00

Dr Gil Bub
New approaches for high speed in-vitro cardiac imaging. Abstract.

11:00 - 11:40

Dr. Adam Packer
All-optical targeted manipulation and recording of neural circuit activity with cellular resolution in vivo. Abstract.

11:40 - 12:20

Dr. Peter Saggau
Advanced Multiphoton Microscopy for reverse-engineering the brain. Abstract.

12:20 - 13:00 Dr Emmanuel Beaurepaire
Multicolor nonlinear imaging of developing tissue. Abstract.
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch in Hall

Session II- Advances in Light Sheet Microscopy

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome & Introduction

14:10 - 14:50

Professor Kishan Dholakia
Accelerating Progress in Light Sheet microscopy. Abstract.

14:50 - 15:30

Dr Shankar Srinivas
Visualising early mammalian development with light sheet and confocal microscopy. Abstract.

15:30 - 16:00

Refreshments Okinaga Room

Session III- Applications of Super Resolution Microscopy 
16:00 - 16:40

Professor Daniel Davis
Super-resolution microscopy of immune cell biology. Abstract.

16:40 - 17:20

Dr Steven Lee

17:20 - 18:00

Professor Clemens Kaminski
Nanoscale Imaging of Neurotoxic Proteins. Abstract.

18:30 - 19:15

Conference Dinner - Hall


Poster Session - Okinaga Room Abstract


Thursday 18 September 2014

09:00 - 09:50

Refreshments - Okinaga Room

Session IV- Applications of Advanced Microscopy

09:50 - 10:00

Welcome & Introduction

10:00 - 10:40

Dr Hervé Rigneault
Label free microscopy and endoscopy. Abstract.

10:40 - 11:00

Marco Arrigoni
Coherent lasers for non-linear and super-resolution microscopy

11:00 - 11:40

Professor Achillefs Kapanidis
Molecular cellular biology of DNA-binding proteins using high-resolution fluorescence imaging. Abstract.

11:40 - 12:20

Professor Philipp Kukura
Interferometric scattering microscopy:  From high-speed single particle tracking to label-free detection, imaging and tracking of single proteins. Abstract.

12:20 - 13:20

Lunch - Hall

Session V - Advances in Super Resolution Microscopy

13:30 - 13:40

Poster Prize Announcement & Introduction

13:40 - 14:20

Dr Helge Ewers
Seeing the forest, tree by tree, investigating multi protein complexes by single molecule superresolution imaging. Abstract.

14:20 - 15:00

Dr Lothar Schermelleh
Super-resolution 3D-SIM Imaging of Chromatin Domain Organisation. Abstract.

15:00 - 15:40

Professor Martin Booth
Adaptive optics from microscopy to nanoscopy. Abstract.

15:40 - 16:20

Professor Christian Eggeling
Studies of membrane bioactivity using super-resolution optical STED microscopy. Abstract.

16:20 – 17:00

Professor Alberto Diaspro, IIT Genova
Two-photon excitation microscopy towards super resolution methods. The special cases of 2PE-IML-SPIM and SW-2PE-STED. Abstract.






Q. When is the meeting?
A. The meeting will be held on Wednesday 17 September and Thursday 18 September 2014.  Please follow this LINK for a detailed schedule.

Q. Where will the conference be held?
The Bioimaging conference will be held at
Wadham College
Parks Road
Please see map for exact location.

Q. What is the cost of the conference?
FREE ---There is NO cost for the Meeting…AND we will provide lunches for all attendees on both days…PLUS we will provide a dinner for all attendees on the evening of Wednesday 17 September. You are responsible for any parking, travel and hotel accommodation fees.

Q. How do I register for the conference?
You can register directly on this site. You can register multiple people during the same registration process. Please follow this LINK for registration page. 

Q. Are there local hotels for out of town visitors?
There are a number of local B&B’s and Hotels. Please consult the visit Oxford website.

Q. What will be covered in the conference?
A. The topics that are covered include (ultrafast) non-linear microscopy, optical nanoscopy and biophotonics. The schedule allows for ample time for questions and discussions.  

Q. Can I bring my students?
A very strong YES!   We have a key focus on student involvement, so please encourage your students to attend and to especially get involved with the poster session.

Q. Whom do I contact if I have additional questions.
Please contact or telephone +44 1353 658 800 with any queries you may have about this conference.  Please check the web site for the latest program information. We will also be sending out additional information in e-mail announcements in the coming weeks.


Registration for this conference is now closed

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