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NIC Genoa 2018

Nikon Imaging Centres Directors Meeting 2018

9th -  10th May 2018 in Genoa, Italy

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


Wednesday 9th May, 2018

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

13.30 - 14.00 Registration & Coffee    
14.00 - 19.00 Alberto Diaspro, Paolo Bianchini Opening remarks.  
  Colin J.R. Sheppard Confocal microscopy: past, present, and future.  
  Chiara Cordiglieri Chasing RNAbows: looking for multiple RNA single molecules in tumor infiltration  
  Davide Mazza  Live-cell single molecule imaging of transcriptional activation: lessons from the tumor suppressor p53  
  Alberto Luini    
  Luca Lanzanò    
20.00 - 23.00 Social Dinner Ristorante “CAVO", vico Falamonica, Genoa, Italy  

Thursday 10th May, 2018

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

09.00 - 11.00 Jennifer C. Waters NIC@HMS, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  Joshua Z. Rappoport NIC@NU-FSM, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
   TBD NIC@UCSF, University of California, San Francisco, 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
   TBD SBIC-NIC, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, Singapore
   TBD 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  
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.