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NIC Genoa 2018

Nikon Imaging Centres Directors Meeting 2018

9th -  10th May 2018 in Genoa, Italy            www.nic.iit.it 

On Wednesday, May 9th, 14.00 to 19.00 Keynote Lectures

Location: Sala delle Grida - City Center - piazza De Ferrari, Genoa, Italy

All together dinner for invited attendees and speakers will be offered at 8 pm in a Magnificent Palace in Genoa Historical Center

On Thursday, May 10th, 9.00 to 17.00 NIC Directors Meeting at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Location: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, via Morego 30, Genoa, Italy

How to reach Genoa 

 Confirmed Faculties 



Confirmed Faculty

  • Ulrike Engel
  • Tomomi Nemoto
  • Maddy Parson
  • Lucie Sengmanivong
  • Joshua Zachary Rappoport
  • Jennifer Christine Waters
  • Alberto Luini
  • Chiara Cordiglieri
  • Davide Mazza
  • Paolo Bianchini
  • Colin Sheppard
  • Alberto Diaspro


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Wednesday 9th May, 2018

Location: Sala delle Grida - City Center - piazza De Ferrari, Genoa, Italy

Open access session

13.30 - 14.00 Registration & Coffee    
14.00 - 19.00 Alberto Diaspro, Paolo Bianchini Opening remarks.  IIT, Genoa, Italy
  Colin J.R. Sheppard Confocal microscopy: past, present, and future.  IIT, Genoa, Italy
  Chiara Cordiglieri Chasing RNAbows: looking for multiple RNA single molecules in tumor infiltration Imaging Unit, Istituto di Genetica Molecolare, Milan, Italy
  Marc Castello The next generation confocal microscope Genoa Instruments, IIT spin-off, Genoa, Italy
  Davide Mazza Live-cell single molecule imaging of transcriptional activation: lessons from the tumor suppressor p53 San Raffaele Scientific Institute. Experimental Imaging Center Milan, Italy
  Alberto Luini  Novel linkage error-free probes to integrate super-resolution, FRET and electron microscopy.  EuroBioimaging Italian advanced microscopy node, IBP-CNR, Naples
  Luca Lanzanò Encoding and decoding spatio-temporal information for super resolved imaging of nuclear structures   IIT, Genoa, Italy
20.00 - 23.00 Social Dinner Ristorante “CAVO" (reserved for faculties/speakers)  vico Falamonica, Genoa, Italy

Thursday 10th May, 2018

Location: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, via Morego 30, Genoa, Italy

Please note that this is a closed session for NICs directors and Nikon staff

09.00 - 9.30 Alberto Diaspro, Paolo Bianchini Opening remarks
  Marco Nardini, Marco Tedeschi Nikon Italy
  Laura Schneider Nikon Europe
 09.30 - 11.00 Joshua Z. Rappoport NIC@NU-FSM, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
  Maddy Parsons NIC@King's, King's College London, London, UK
  Ulrike Engel NIC@Uni-Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break  
11.30 - 13:00 Lucie Sengmanivong NIC@Curie’s Institut (NIMCE), Institut Curie, Paris, France
  Kohei Otomo NIC@HU, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan
  Paolo Bianchini NIC@IIT, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch  
14.30 - 16.00 Round Table NICs future trends networking
16.00 - 17.00 Labs visit  
17.00 - 17.30 Alberto Diaspro Closing remarks


By Plane

The airport of Genova Cristoforo Colombo (GOA) is the most rapid and immediate connection with the Italian and European cities. There are daily direct flights from/to Rome, London, Paris, Munich.  Located in Sestri Ponente, around 6 km from the city centre it is well connected to the city by both train and bus, the bus “AMT 100 Volabus” (Volabus Shuttle) departs every 30 mins. and brings passengers direct to the City Centre. Making only three stops: the two main railways stations (Genova Piazza Principe and Genova Brignole) and Piazza De Ferrari, one of Genoa’s central squares. The transfer takes 25 mins. and tickets cost €6.00.

By Plane from/to another Airport

Milan airports, Malpensa (MPX), Linate (LIN) and Orio al Serio (BGY), as well as Pisa airport (PSA) and Nice Côte d'Azur airport (NCE) are also easily reachable from Genova either by car (2 to 3 hours) by bus or by train, and connected to many destinations, also through low-cost companies. Direct bus transfers are available from Milan & Nice to Genoa, the train (Trenitalia) is also a convenient choice. While from Pisa Airport the direct trains to Genoa are available at Pisa Central railway station which is only an 8 minute journey using the innovative «Pisa Mover».

By Train

The coast is served by the line Ventimiglia-Genova-La Spezia which extends the connections with the Costa Azzurra (Nice) and with the Tirrenian coast (Rome). The lines Genova-Torino and Genova-Milano connect the capital of Liguria with the North Italy and the whole Europe. The main train stations of Genova are "Genova Principe" and Genova "Brignole. "On line timetable is available on the web site of the Trenitalia

By Car

There are motorways connecting Genova to: Riviera di Ponente: A10, Costa Azzurra: A10, Riviera di Levante: A12, Milano: A7, Torino and Valle d'Aosta: A26, which are in turn connected with the Italian and European network.