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IVSLA International School on Nanoscale Optical Microscopy

12 - 15 June 2018, Venice, Italy

The objective of this School is to advance the field of nanoscale optical microscopy operating at the scale of nanometres to tens of nanometres, through the exchange of information, ideas, and innovative techniques. The understanding of methods and techniques has the great potential of allowing, in the near future, for the design and performance of new exciting experiments in Biophysics, Optics and Photonics.

Lessons will be held in the magnificent Palazzo Loredan, Venice.

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Confirmed Faculty

  • Francesca Romana Bertani
  • Paolo Bianchini
  • Gertrude Bunt
  • Loredana Casalis
  • Francesca Cella Zanacchi
  • Giberto Chirico
  • Abou Nader Cristelle
  • Alessandro Esposito
  • Pekka Hänninen
  • Mike Heilemann
  • Luca Lanzanò
  • Aymeric Le Gratiet
  • Davide Mazza
  • Ammasi Periasamy
  • Alexander Rorbach
  • Colin Sheppard
  • Peter So
  • George Stanciu
  • Peter Saggau
  • Peter Török
  • Alessandro Tredicucci
  • Giuseppe Vicidomini
  • Fred Wouters
  • Alberto Diaspro


We have only 35 seats with lodging plus 10 without.

TypeFee in Euros (€)
(IIT-SIOF-SIBPA vs. others) including lodging, social dinner, lunches and coffee breaks €550/600
(IIT-SIOF-SIBPA vs. others) without lodging, but including social dinner, lunches and coffee breaks €200/250

Registrations and Payments

Registrations and Payments will be done through the SIOF website  (italian branch of http://www.myeos.org)

Current acceptance criterium: first in first out.

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Tuesday 12th June, 2018

15.00-16.00 Registration & Coffee    
16.00-19.00    Alberto Diaspro, Giorgio M.Giacometti Opening remarks.  
Colin J.R. Sheppard Overview on superresolution  
Fred Wouters Principles of Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) and

Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) for the detection of nanoscale protein interactions.

Ammasi Periasamy Metabolic Mapping of Prostate Cancer Cells-Multiphoton FLIM-FRET Microscopy”  
20.00-23.00 Social Dinner Ristorante “Gianni”, Dorsoduro 918/A-B, Zattere – 30123 Venice  

Wednesday 13th June, 2018

09.00-11.00   Peter So Advances in Nonlinear Optical Neurobiological Imaging  
Gertrude Bunt FRET from single to multiplexed signaling events  
Alessandro Esposito Optical Microscopy for Systems Biology  
11.00-11.30 Coffee break    
11.30-13:00  Giuseppe Vicidomini Fluorescence scanning microscopy with single photon detector array  
Pekka Hänninen Multimodal imaging probes  
13.00-15.00 Lunch    
15.00-17:00  Loredana Casalis Atomic Force Microscopy: Imaging Biological Matter at High Resolution  
George Stanciu Superresolution label free nanoscopy by using scanning near field optical microscopy  
17.00-17.30 Coffee break    
17.30-19.00  Luca Lanzanò

Lifetime-based fluorescence sensing at nanoscale

Mike Heilemann

Counting subunits within receptor complexes using single-molecule localization microscopy


Thursday 14th June, 2017

09.00-11.00 Christelle Abou Nader Multiple scattering in complex media and biomedical applications  
  Aymeric Le Gratiet Mueller-matrix microscopy: label free approach to study the nuclear organization  
  Ryu Nakamura Twig in the forest  NIKON
11.00-11.30 Coffee break    
11.30-13:00 Alexander Rohrbach Label-free superresolution ROCS microscopy at 100 Hz provides new insights into living cells  
  Peter Saggau Encoded Microscopy for Scalable Optical Imaging of the Brain  
13.00-15.00 Lunch    
15.00-17:00 Paolo Bianchini Multimodal imaging in the near-infrared  
  Davide Mazza Single molecule imaging of transcription factors in living cells: past, present and future challenges  
17.00-17.30 Coffee break    
17.30-19.00 Francesca Romana Bertani Hyperspectral microscopy and multivariate analysis for label-free cell imaging  
  Francesca Cella Zanacchi Single molecule localisation microscopy: quantitative approaches to study protein distributions in cells and thick samples  

Friday 15th June, 2018

09.00-11.00 Giberto Chirico Correlation and Fourier analysis of non-linear excitation microscopy: tools for in-vivo imaging  
  Peter Török Optical design aspects of superresolution  
11.00-11.30 Coffee break    
11.30-13:00 Alessandro Tredicucci Microscopy in the terahertz, challenges and perspectives COHERENT

Colin Sheppard

Future trends in optical imaging  
  Alberto Diaspro Closing remarks  
13.00 Farewell drinks    

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

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