4th NIC@IIT Advanced Microscopy practical workshop

November 27 - December 1, 2017 at nic.iit.it



  • Paolo Bianchini,
  • Alberto Diaspro
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

A limited number of students (approx. 40) will be admitted in order to have no more than 3/4 students for each instrument or set-up. 

On November 27th, Lectures will be open access starting from 2,30 pm ending at 7,30 pm. All together dinner for invited speakers, students and instructors will be offered at 8 pm.

Basic courses will be included for students on: 

Confocal, Image scanning microscopy (ISM) and STED; STORM, d-STORM; Live cell imaging; 2-photon and FLIM/FRET; Fast volumetric imaging and particle tracking; Expansion Microscopy.

Starting from November 28th we will have tutorials and practical sessions. On December 1st we will end at lunch time. 

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Registration Fees

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PhD student


Post Doc
Professionals or companies
IIT/SIOF/SIBPA/UNIGE members: PhD students and junior Post Doc
IIT/SIOF/SIBPA/UNIGE members: Post Docs
The fee will include technical and scientific material, all together dinner and packet lunch.


Monday 27th November, 14.00 to 19.00

Location: Sala delle Grida - City Center - Piazza De Ferrari, Genova

Open access session

Paolo Bianchini & Alberto Diaspro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Welcome and Opening remarks
Peter Saggau, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA
Scalable Approaches for Encoded Optical Imaging
Emiliano Ronzitti, Paris Descartes University, France
Shaping the light for targeted interrogation of neural circuits
Thomas Huser, University of Bielefeld, Germany
High resolution and high speed imaging of living cells by multimodal optical nanoscopy
Kseniya Korobchevskaya, Kennedy Inst. of Rheumatology, UK
Structured Illumination microscopy for live super-resolution imaging
Coffee break
Matteo Bardelli, Physik Instrumente, Italy
Silvia Galiani, University of Oxford, UK
Exploring peroxisomes import process: an advance cellular microscopy study
Zeno Lavagnino, Washington University, US
diSPIM allows multidimensional characterisation of second messengers activity in intact islets of Langerhans
Matthieu Dubreuil, University of Brest, France
Polarimetric methods for linear and nonlinear microscopy
Alberto Diaspro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
The Extraordinary Microscope
Social Dinner
For registered students and speakers


Tutorials and Practical workshop

Please note that this is a closed session for registered students.
Each student should choose his favorite course and the corresponding group. We will try to satisfy all the requests. However, the maximum number of students per group is 4. Once assigned to a group, students cannot exchange them. Each group will attend eight "hands on" lessons in eight different instruments as shown in the programme.


  1. Time lapse (widefield and TIRF), JOBS Mattia Pesce
  2. Spinning disk / Confocal, ISM Giuseppe Vicidomini
  3. Multiphoton, FLIM, FRET Luca Lanzanò
  4. STED, STED-FCS Silvia Galiani
  5. STORM, PALM, GSDIM Francesca Cella Zanacchi
  6. SIM Kseniya Korobchevskaya
  7. Fast volumetric imaging Marti Duocastella
  8. Sample preparation for super-resolution microscopy  Luca Pesce


Instruments and workstations

  • N1: Nikon multicolor 3D N-STORM
  • N2: IIT custom SPIM, IML-SPIM
  • N3: IIT custom gSTED, CARMA-Gi
  • N4: Nikon N-SIM
  • N5: Nikon A1 spectral confocal
  • N6: Nikon Time lapse
  • N7: Fast Confocal Nikon spinning disk
  • N8: IIT custom 2C 3D pulsed STED
  • N9: Nikon A1R MP, ISS fast FLIM and FCS
  • N10: single particle tracking
  • N11: Expansion Microscopy

Tuesday 28

Wednesday 29

Thursday 30

Friday 31


We would like to thank our partners for their continued support.

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