New Fluorescent Probes and HTP Imaging Approaches

Sunday, December 9, 4:15 pm

Workshop Description:
The growth of high-content screening (HCS), which combines automated fluorescence microscopy with quantitative image analysis, has been driven by advances in biology and chemistry, as well as automation and computation. Major drivers of advances in HCS include: [1] the development of genetic and molecular tools compatible with HTP microscopy, such as genome-scale mutant collections and a variety of fluorescent protein tags and probes that report on numerous aspects of the state of the cell; [2] hardware improvements that have catalyzed the development of fast, automated microscopes and; [3] major innovations in the software for image analysis, which have enabled facile extraction of quantitative measurements.

This workshop will focus on discussion of projects at the leading edge of advances in HCS, with an emphasis on the latest developments in high through-put imaging pipelines, and the development and application of new probes for exploring the structure and function of living cells.

Organizers and Speakers:


Brenda Andrews, Co-Organizer and Speaker, University of Toronto


Luke Lavis, Co-Organizer and Speaker, Janelia/HHMI

Martin Schnermann, Speaker, National Cancer Institute/NIH
Ellen Sletten, Speaker, University of California, Los Angeles
Jason R. Swedlow, Speaker, University of Dundee, UK

Einat Zalckvar, Speaker,Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Jin Zhang, Speaker,University of California, San Diego