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Nikon Imaging Centres Directors Meeting 2018

9 - 10 May, 2018
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

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

Open access session

13:30 - 14:00
Registration & Coffee
14:00 - 19:00
Opening remarks

Alberto Diaspro, Paolo Bianchini

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)

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 - 09:30
Opening remarks
Alberto Diaspro, Paolo Bianchini
Marco Nardini, Marco Tedeschi

Laura Schneider

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


14:30 - 16:00
Round Table
NICs future trends networking
16:00 - 17:00
Labs Visit
17:00 - 17:30
Closing remarks
Alberto Diaspro

How to reach Genoa

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.


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