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Microscopy Technology Dissemination to Underserved Communities

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Microscopy Technology Dissemination to Underserved Communities

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May 5 - 8, 2024
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As microscopy gains acceptance as an indispensable tool in life sciences, the equitable dissemination of this highly resource-intensive technology remains a challenge, particularly in resource-constrained scientific communities. While there are many individual solutions featuring cost-effective hardware, open-source software, and capacity-building and training programs, there is no concerted strategy to integrate these efforts into a coherent approach. 

This unique conference will explore the challenges, solutions, and opportunities in microscopy dissemination. It is not meant as a platform to discuss state-of-the-art imaging technologies, but rather aims to bring together developers of easy-to-disseminate hardware, software, and imaging probes, as well as representatives from global imaging organizations, microscopy initiatives, funders, industry partners, and open-access imaging centers. Joined by end-users of microscopy technologies from international and domestic under-served scientific communities, presentations and discussion will focus on how to integrate common goals into unified strategies to bring imaging technologies to a broader range of communities.


Janelia will cover lodging and meals for all participants, and travel support is available to those in need (please indicate need in that portion of the application). Participants are expected to stay for the duration of the workshop and will also have an opportunity to extend their stay for continued discussion and collaborative time. 

The meeting will begin at 6pm ET on the first day and end by 1pm ET on the last.

Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2023 (11:59 pm ET)

Please note: Because Janelia conferences are intentionally small and selective, we may not be able to accommodate all applicants. We strive for as broad a representation across labs as possible and therefore may limit participation to one person per group. Preference is given to applicants who are active researchers in the field and intend to present their work as a poster or selected talk.

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Caron Jacobs, University of Cape Town/AMI/ABIC
Leonel Malacrida, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo
Teng-Leong Chew, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI

Invited Participants

Dan Fletcher, University of California, Berkeley
Paul French, Imperial College London
Vladimir Ghukasyan, Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative
Soné Hendriks, Zeiss
Andrés Kamaid, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo-LABI
Antje Keppler, EMBL/Global BioImaging
Luke Lavis, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI
Alenka Lovy, Universidad Mayor
Mahmoud Maina, University of Sussex/BioRTC
Karen Makar, Gates Foundation
Luigi Martino, Wellcome Trust 
Gustavo Menzes, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Satoshi Ogawa, Monash University Malaysia
Manu Prakash, Stanford University
Michael Reiche, University of Cape Town/AMI/ABIC
Rita Strack, Nature Methods
Paul Tillberg, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI
William Wasswa, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Tobias Wenzel, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)
Joseph Whittaker, Jackson State University
Graham Wright, Agency for Science, Technology and Research
Helen Zenner, Journal of Cell Science/FocalPlane
Jérémie Zoueu, University of San Pedro