2024 BIST Symposium on Microscopy, Nanoscopy and Imaging Sciences

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  • Venue: ICFO - Auditorium
  • Address: Mediterranean Technology Park, Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3, 08860 Castelldefels
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The 7th edition of the BIST Symposium on Microscopy, Nanoscopy and Imaging Sciences (BSyM) takes place in Castelldefels on February 16th, 2024.

The event will include a series of talks and discussions on Optical Microscopy, Electron Microscopy, Scanning probe Microscopy, and Imaging Technology featuring experts in the various fields. Renowned national and international speakers will share their work and the latest advances. As this symposiums is also part of the BIST Master curriculum, the programme includes poster presentations by the master’s students, presenting their current research.

This year attendees can choose to register for the morning sessions, afternoon sessions, or the entire day.


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09:00 – 09:30  Registration 
09:30 – 09:40  Welcome & Intro  

Prof. Jordi Arbiol (ICN2 & ICREA) 

09:45 – 10:25  Prof. Gabriel Sanchez-Santolino

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

“Revealing topological polar structures by transmission electron microscopy”

10:30 – 11:10  Prof. Sara Bals

University of Antwerp, Belgium

“New Developments in Transmission Electron Microscopy for 2D and 3D investigation
of Beam Sensitive Materials”

11:10 – 11:40  Coffee Break 
11:40 – 12:20  Prof. Cristina Africh

CNR-IOM, Italy

“Combining state-of-the-art microscopy techniques to design and characterize
innovative synthesis protocols for 2D materials”

12:25 – 13:05  Prof. Ismael Diez Perez

King’s College, London

“The Chemistry of Single-Molecule Circuits”

13:05 – 15:30  Lunch & Poster Presentations by BIST Master Students 
15:30 – 16:10  Prof. Mike Heilemann

University of Frankfurt, Germany

“Optical super-resolution microscopy for nano-scale structural cell biology”

16:15 – 16:55  Prof. Carlo Manzo

Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, Spain

“Stochastic motion in biological systems: new insights from deep learning”

16:55 – 17:25  Coffee break 
17:30 – 18:10  Prof. Alessandra Cambi

University Radboud, Nijmegen

“Mech(n)anobiology of dendritic cells”

18:15 – 19:00  Prof. Estibaliz Gomez de Mariscal (online)

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oerias, Portugal

“Harnessing AI towards the limits of live microscopy imaging”

19:05 – 19:30  Closing remarks and Poster Awards  

Prof. Maria Garcia-Parajo (ICFO & ICREA)