Advanced imaging for nanomedicine workshop

30 Jun 2016
Lowy Cancer Research Centre


The CBNS has organised a workshop on advanced imaging techniques for nanomedicine, at the Biomedical Imaging Facility (BMIF), in the Lowy Cancer Research Centre at UNSW. The BMIF has a wide range of instruments for core and advanced light and optical microscopy, and the associated technical expertise.

The workshop convenors are Dr Renee Whan (BMIF Head) and Dr Alex MacMillan (Research Scientist).

The program is detailed below and will provide participants with a mixture of information and practical sessions. Workshop participants will be able to attend multiple practical sessions in the afternoon.

Registration for this event is essential for planning purposes. During the registration process you will be asked to nominate which of the practical sessions you will attend.

This is a free event with refreshments included on the day. The workshop is being held immediately after the International Nanomedicine Conference, which many CBNS staff and students attend, so we expect CIs to pay the travel and accommodation expenses to attend the imaging workshop.

The workshop will start in the Level 4 Seminar Room at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, with practical sessions held at the Biomedical Imaging Facility.

This workshop has been organised by Dr Frieda Mansfeld, as part of the CBNS Education Committee activities.

Workshop program

9.00-10.30 Introduction
10.30-11.00 Morning tea break

Practical session: determining how nanoparticles/materials accumulate, interact and/or distribute in cells

  • Session A: performing live cell microscopy
  • Session B: labelling intracellular components for distribution studies
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Advanced imaging applications:
  • Lightsheet microscopy
  • Super-resolution imaging
  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)

Practical session:
(You will be able to attend two of the three sessions organised)

  • Lightsheet imaging of spheroids
  • FLIM for drug delivery studies
  • Super-resolution approaches to see your nanoparticles

Please register to attend the workshop.