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IVSLA International School on Nanoscale Optical Microscopy

11 - 14 June 2019, 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.

Confirmed Faculty

  • Periasamy Ammasi
  • Nicholas Anthony
  • Paolo Bianchini
  • Marco Castello
  • Francesca Cella Zanacchi
  • Takahiro Deguchi
  • Alberto Diaspro
  • Joerg Enderlein
  • Nathalie Garin
  • Satoshi Kawata
  • Luca Lanzanò
  • Aymeric Le Gratiet
  • Michael Mancini
  • Ryu Nakamura
  • Ricardo Nunes Bastos
  • Peter Saggau
  • Lothar Schermelleh
  • Stefano Selci
  • Colin Sheppard
  • Peter So
  • Arianna Traviglia
  • Giuseppe Vicidomini
  • Paul Wiseman


We have only 35 seats with lodging plus 10 without.
(IIT-SIOF-SIBPA vs. others) including lodging, social dinner, lunches and coffee breaks
(IIT-SIOF-SIBPA vs. others) without lodging, but including social dinner, lunches and coffee breaks

Registrations and Payments

Registrations and Payments will be done through the SIOF website  (Italian branch of

Current acceptance criterium: first in first out.

Email for booking your seat to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Tuesday 11th June, 2019

from 13:00
Light Lunch
Registration & Coffee
16:00 - 19:00
Opening remarks
Alberto Diaspro, Giorgio M.Giacometti, Arianna Traviglia
Colin J.R. Sheppard
Image formation in conventional and scanning microscopes
Paul Wiseman
Introduction to image correlation spectroscopy in space, time and reciprocal space
Ammasi Periasamy
FLIM, FRET, FLIRR Microscopy to characterize the endogenous molecules in live cells and tissue
20:00 - 23:00
Social Dinner

Wednesday 12th June, 2019

09:00 - 11:00
Peter So
Paths toward non-fluorescence based super-resolution imaging
Aymeric Le Gratiet
Label-free Stokes/Mueller-matrix and scattering scanning microscopy for biological organization imaging
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee Break
11.30 - 13:00
Marco Castello
PRISM: pixel reassignment image scanning microscopy
Genoa Instruments
Stefano Selci
Hyperspectral imaging: a general view and applications for microscopy in biology
Genoa Instruments
13.00 - 15.00
15.00 - 17:00
Francesca Cella Zanacchi
Quantitative super-resolution imaging of cells and tissues at the single molecule level
Satoshi Kawata
Plasmonics and Raman spectroscopy for Nano-imaging and Microscopy
17.00 - 17.30
Coffee break
17.30 - 19.00
Poster Session

Thursday 13th June, 2019

09:00 - 11:00
Luca Lanzanò
Investigation of nuclear organization by nanoscale fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy
Paolo Bianchini
Novel approaches in super-resolution: from expansion microscopy to pump-probe
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee Break
11.30 - 13:00
Ricardo Nunes Bastos
Meet the Nanoimager, the first desktop compatible super-resolution microscope
Lothar Schermelleh
Chromatin organisation in mammalian cells - lessons from 3D super-resolution microscopy
13.00 - 15.00
15.00 - 17:00
Peter Saggau
Scalable Encoded Microscopy for Optical Imaging of the Brain
Giuseppe Vicidomini
Point-Scanning Microscopy with SPAD Array
17.00 - 17.30
Coffee break
17.30 - 19.00
Nathalie Garin
Lifetime imaging in an instant: SP8 FALCON
Takahiro Deguchi
The use of a tunable varifocal lens in confocal microscopy enables fast volumetric imaging of biological dynamics.

Friday 14th June, 2019

09:00 - 11:00
Michael Mancini
Single cell analysis of endocrine disrupting chemicals by automated microscopy and image informatics
Nicholas Anthony
Ptychographic imaging and other computational approaches to microscopy
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee Break
11.30 - 13:00
Ryu Nakamura
Twigs deep in the Forest
Joerg Enderlein
Image Scanning Microscopy and Metal Induced Energy Transfer: Enhancing Microscopy Resolution in All Directions
Alberto Diaspro
Closing remarks
Farewell drinks and light lunch


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

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