Peter heads the Imaging and Cytometry Labs within the Technology Facility at the University of York which includes an array of confocal microscopes, flow cytometers and electron microscopes. Peter gained his PhD in the Cell Biophysics Laboratory at the University of Essex and has been involved in many aspects of fluorescence imaging. Research is currently focused on both technology and method development of novel probes and imaging modalities.
Peter has ongoing collaborations with many leading microscopy and cytometry companies and his group also provides research support to many academics and commercial organisations. Peter is also heavily involved with teaching microscopy and flow cytometry which includes organising and teaching on both the RMS Light Microscopy Summer School and the RMS Practical Flow Cytometry courses.
Stefan Terjung studied biology and chemistry at the University of Heidelberg (DE). At the beginning of his studies he discovered his passion for microscopy techniques. For his thesis at the Institute of Cell Biology he investigated biological applications of two-photon microscopy. He obtained his PhD in botany at the Heidelberg Institute for Plant Sciences (HIP) in 2004. Stefan joined the Advanced Light Microscopy Facility (ALMF) at EMBL Heidelberg in 2003. Since 2016 he is Operational Manager of the ALMF. In this position he is regularly involved in organizing and teaching courses on light microscopy techniques. In the recent years Stefan was part of the ELMI Core Facilities session organizing committee and is member of the steering committees of ELMI and German BioImaging.
LCAM - van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy, University of Amsterdam
Dorus Gadella studied (Bio)chemistry and obtained his PhD in biochemistry at the University of Utrecht in 1991. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (1991-1994) and at Wageningen University (1994-1996) he became assistant professor in 1999 at Wageningen University at the department of Molecular Biology. He received the Unilever Research Prize in 1987 on his work on observing enzyme kinetics using fluorescence spectroscopy techniques and in 1997 he received the FEBS anniversary prize in recognition of pioneering work on application of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy for studying cell signaling phenomena. In 2001, he was appointed as full professor of Molecular Cytology within the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). At the UvA he founded the Centre for Advanced Microscopy in 2004, and in 2009 he co-founded the van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy (LCAM). In 2011 he was co-founder of the Dutch roadmap for advanced microscopy NL-BioImaging AM. LCAM currently is ratified as flagship functional imaging node in the Euro-BioImaging ESFRI large scale research infrastructure. During his professorship at the UvA, The Molecular Cytology lab developed several spectrally distinct fluorescent proteins with record brightness (mTurquoise2, SGFP2, SYFP2, mScarlet) and (utilizing these) many sensors were made for observing cellular signaling phenomena with functional imaging. Currently the lab focuses on GPCR to small GTPase signaling for driving cellular migration.
MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London
Siân Culley is a postdoc in the Quantitative Imaging and Nanobiophysics group at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL. After doing an MSci project with Prof. Jonathan Ashmore in two-photon imaging of calcium signalling in inner hair cells, she moved into the field of super-resolution microscopy for her PhD with Dr Angus Bain investigating photophysical processes in CW-STED microscopy. In 2014 she joined Ricardo Henriques’ group, and her current research interests lie in developing open source hardware and analytics for live cell super-resolution microscopy. She also has an active interest in promoting women in microscopy.
Gopi Shah is the Project Manager for Advanced Mesoscopy Applications at the Mesoscopic Imaging Facility (MIF) at EMBL Barcelona. Her current scientific work focuses on establishing live imaging of embryonic and in vitro 3D models of animal development and diseases in collaboration with labs at EMBL and beyond. Broadly, she is interested in designing imaging infrastructures that enable scientists to seamlessly acquire, analyse, visualise and share large-scale imaging data.
Centre for Cellular Imaging, Core Facility, University of Gothenburg
Head of the National Centre for Cellular Imaging, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and President of the Core Technologies for Life Sciences Association (CTLS). Graduated (1989) in Biology from the University Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and received her PhD (1996) in Biochemistry from the University of Vigo (Spain). She has a background in Cell and Molecular Biology, and since 2003 is the main responsible of the Centre for Cellular Imaging, an open-access Correlated Multimodal Imaging Facility, that provides technical and scientific excellence by the integration of multiple imaging technologies together with image processing and analysis tools in a single core. Her main interest is to provide expertise in microscopy workflows, from experimental design to image acquisition and analysis, tailored to various research domains within the Life Sciences. Thus, in 2016 She was selected and awarded, by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, with one of the 15 Research Infrastructure Fellows grant in Sweden. The objective of this program was to promote a key person committed to research infrastructures. This person has to be essential to the operation and methodological development of the infrastructure, but also to the training and supervision of the users. The call was thus typically aimed at scientist who have chosen, as me, another career path than the classic academic tenure track. She has more than 18 years of experience in organization, implementation and management of core facilities and training activities at the National and International level. She is the scientific coordinator of the Swedish National Microscopy Infrastructure, member of the Board of the Nordic Microscopy Society (SCANDEM) and the Bridging Nordic Microscopy Infrastructure. On the European landscape, she is also well connected to several other European facilities, through the European Light Microscopy Initiative, ELMI (member of the Steering committee), and with the Euro-BioImaging ERIC consortium (member of the Nodes Board). She is also heavily involved in the design of a training programme to fulfil the competency requirements for the current and future managers of European Research Infrastructures (RI) and Core Facilities (CF), through the European project: Research Infrastructure Training Plus (RItrainPlus).
Head of the Advanced Light Microscopy scientific platform at i3S, University of Porto.
Graduated in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences by University of Porto. She studied the mechanisms of cell division at Claudio Sunkel’s Molecular Genetics group in IBMC and at Cayetano Gonzalez's group in EMBL. Since early in her career, she starts to play with microscopes and for over than 20 years she is introducing young researchers into the biological imaging world and teaching bioimaging to Master and PhD. students and organized international light microscopy and bioimage analysis courses. Paula Sampaio is Coordinator of the PPBI - Portuguese Platform of BioImaging, member of management committees of COST actions NEUBIAS - Network of European BioImage Analysts and COMULIS - Correlated Multimodal Imaging in Life Sciences and delegate of Portugal at Euro-Bioimaging ERIC.
Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis, University of Zurich
Managing director of the Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis which is an advanced imaging facility of the University of Zurich providing various imaging techniques in microscopy. The focus is on techniques, instrumentation and know-how in electron and light microscopy including preparation.