Imaging Africa 2022
An all-expenses-paid microscopy and image analysis workshop for life science researchers in Africa.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Workshop dates: 21-26 October 2022
Imaging Africa will host its 2nd optical microscopy and image analysis workshop over the course of six days at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine in Cape Town, South Africa. This iteration of the workshop will cover the following:
Principles of microscopy, including the fundamentals of optics, digital detectors, wide-field microscopy, laser scanning confocal, deconvolution, spinning disk confocal, and TIRF.
Principles of fluorescence and fluorophores.
Advanced imaging approaches and techniques, such as FRAP, FRET, photoconversion, lightsheet, and super-resolution microscopy.
Computational techniques such as deconvolution and AI-denoising.
Motion tracking in live samples.
Sample preparation techniques.
Digital image processing and quantitative image data analysis.
Writing workshop on project proposals.
Ethics of digital image manipulation.
Lectures will introduce topics that are covered in subsequent practicals. Lectures will cover various topics, including the fundamentals of microscopy, fluorescence probes, lightsheet microscopy, super-resolution techniques, image processing, and data analysis.
Hands-on Laboratory Sessions
Lab sessions will enable participants to gain hands-on experience with a variety of optical microscopes. The labs will cover a wide variety of imaging techniques, from live-cell experiments to super-resolution modalities.
Harikrushnan Balasubramanian, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
Heather Cartwright, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
Teng-Leong Chew, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
Dan Fletcher, University of California–Berkeley
Michelle Itano, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Caron Jacobs, University of Cape Town
Satya Khuon, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
Rachel Lee, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
Naomi Okugbeni, Stellenbosch University – Imaging Africa alumnus
Michael Reiche, University of Cape Town
Workshop participants will have the cost of shared hotel accommodation and meals covered by Imaging Africa.
The workshop will cover participants' air travel expenses between Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and any airport within Africa. In addition, Imaging Africa will provide daily group transportation between the hotel and the workshop.