News / 15 May 2023

EMBL Australia recently brought together the local imaging community with a highly successful training event titled ‘Beyond Imaging: Visualisation, analysis & inference’.

The three-day workshop – held between 26-28 April at Monash University, Clayton – focused on the rapidly evolving field of light-sheet microscopy and its applications in capturing dynamic processes within living cells and tissues.

The oversubscribed event brought together more than 50 participants who were keen to explore the challenges and advancements in long-term imaging light-sheet approaches, hardware and software tools for data handling and visualisation, as well as interpreting measurements using mathematical models.

With an impressive lineup of invited speakers from renowned institutions around the world, attendees had the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field.

Among the distinguished speakers were Srigokul Upadhyayula from the University of California, Berkeley, where he serves as the Scientific Director for the Advanced Bio-imaging Center, Christian Tischer from EMBL Heidelberg, Josh Moore from and ARC Laureate Fellow Kishan Dholahkia.

Their expertise and insights provided valuable perspectives on the latest developments in light-sheet microscopy.

Scientific Virtual Reality: Michael Morehead shows attendees syGlass’ novel visualisation system.

Lead organiser and EMBL Australia group leader Senthil Arumugam said the event – the first EMBL Australia workshop to focus solely on imaging – was a resounding success.

“The workshop not only fostered knowledge-exchange and learning, but also provided a platform for networking and collaboration among researchers from diverse backgrounds and expertise,” Dr Arumugam said.

“It served as a valuable platform for scientists to explore the yet unmet needs of light-sheet microscopy – tools for data management, analysis, and interpretation via biophysical modelling, paving the way for further advancements and breakthroughs in the field.”

The feedback received from participants was overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing their desire for the event to become an annual occurrence with even more hands-on training opportunities.

EMBL Australia thanks event organisers, Senthil Arumugam, Joanna Bischoff, Alex de Marco and James Whisstock, for their efforts in curating an engaging program and securing a stellar lineup of international speakers, and Ricki Mailloux for ensuring the smooth running of the event.


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