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Imaging the Complexity of Life – Science Summit 2017

Imaging the Complexity of Life

 Welcome to SciLifeLab Science Summit 2017, May 3
Uppsala Konsert & Kongress

This year we are focusing broadly on bioimaging, including super-resolution microscopy as well as cryo-electron microscopy and how these technologies are used for example to study neurobiology on a molecular level, plant differentiation processes or bacterial biofilm formation. International and national speakers are lined up to discuss the current state and future perspectives of bioimaging technologies and how they are used in research.

This one-day conference offers oral presentations as well as opportunities for interaction and conversation. In addition, we will repeat the successful short pitches Highlight of the year from last year. You will get to listen to SciLifeLab researchers presenting a selection of scientific highlights from 2016 and vote for your favorite one who will receive a prize during the day.

Outside the lecture hall, there will be ample time for discussions and mingle. We invite PhD students in the field of bioimaging to present a poster and during the mingle session after the conference there will be time to ”Meet the speaker”. Bring your own images to the Art walk and share the beauty of microscopy with colleagues. Register to attend the conference before April 21 2017.


Confirmed speakers

  • Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, HHMI Janelia, USA
  • Ana Agostinho, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, KI
  • Edouard Pesquet, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, SU
  • Alexey Amunts, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, SciLifeLab/SU
  • Tanmay Bharat, Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, UK
  • Devin Sullivan, Department of Proteomics & Nanobiotechnology, SciLifeLab/KTH
  • Rajmund Mokso, MAX IV Laboratory


Scientific organizers

  • Hjalmar Brismar, SciLifeLab/KTH
  • Alexey Amunts, SciLifeLab/SU
  • Bernt Eric Uhlin, SciLifeLab/UmU
  • Carolina Wählby, SciLifeLab/UU
  • Emma Lundberg, SciLifeLab/KTH
  • Rachel Foster, SU
  • Per Uhlén, KI
  • Patrik Ståhl, KI


Important Dates

Abstract Submission for Poster presentation  18 April
Registration Deadline 21 April
Science Summit 3 May



08:30 Registration and coffee
09:15 Welcome words
Olli Kallioniemi, SciLifeLab Director
09:20 Introduction to SciLifeLab imaging technologies
Hjalmar Brismar,  KTH Royal Institute of Technology & SciLifeLab
Carolina Wählby, Uppsala University & SciLifeLab
09:40 Emerging fluorescence technology to study cell architecture and dynamics
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia
10:20 Coffee break & Poster Session I – Odd numbers

Facility Corner Presentations:

  • 10:30  BioImage Informatics Facility
  • 10:40  Cryo-EM Swedish National Facility
10:55 New insights into the regulation of mammalian meiosis revealed by structured illumination microscopy
Ana Agostinho, Karolinska Institutet
11:20 Project discovery: How 200,000 gamers contributed to the human protein atlas
Devin Sullivan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
11:40 Lunch

Facility Corner Presentations:

  • 12:20  SciLifeLab Pilot Facility for Preclinical PET-MRI
  • 12:30  High Content Microscopy
  • 12:40  Spatial Transcriptomics Pilot Facility
  • 12:50  Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy Facility
  • 13:00  Mass Spectrometry Imaging (NR-MSI)
Rachel Foster, Stockholm University & SciLifeLab
13:15 Multi-dimensional imaging during plant cell differentiation
Edouard Pesquet, Stockholm University
13:35 Highlight of the year 2016
10 speakers á 5 min
Moderators: Daniel Globisch, Uppsala University & SciLifeLab and Kristina Jonas, Stockholm University & SciLifeLab
14:35 Highlight of the year voting and prize giving (using Mentimeter)
14:55 Coffe break & Poster Session II – Even numbers

Facility Corner Presentations:

  • 15:05  Light Sheet Microscopy Pilot Facility
  • 15:15  Advanced Light Microscopy Facility
Sebastian Deindl,  Uppsala University & SciLifeLab
15:30 Cryo-EM imaging of the unimaginable complexity of protein synthesis at atomic resolution
Alexey AmuntsStockholm University & SciLifeLab
15:55 Electron cryomicroscopy for in situ structural biology
Tanmay Bharat, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge & Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford
16:20 Current and future bio-imaging opportunities at synchrotrons
Rajmund Mokso, MAX IV Laboratory
16:40 Concluding remarks
Hjalmar Brismar, KTH Royal Institute of Technology & SciLifeLab
16:50 Meet the speakers & mingle

Below you can download the program, abstract list and participant list for the conference.


During SciLifeLab Science Summit 2017, a poster exhibition will take place. Below is the list of Posters that will be presented during this session


Poster Title



Delicate in vitro models of vascular and cellular interactions
Bodil Qvarfordt
Protein aggregation and chaperone dynamics during stress in Caulobacter crescentus
Kristen Schroeder
rsFPs For Non Invasive Super-Resolution Microscopy
Andreas Bodén
3D STED Microscopy For Super-Resolution With Quantum Dots And Permeable Dyes
Jonatan Alvelid
Cryo-EM Imaging of the Packaged Genome in the Native and Swollen Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus Particles
Daniel Larsson
Functional role of v-SNAREs in secretory granule exocytosis
Misty R Marshall
Disturbed association of calcium-channels with insulin granules underlies secretory defects in human type-2 diabetes
Nikhil R. Gandasi
Imaging the regulation of fusion pore expansion during insulin granule exocytosis
Alenka Gucek
Post-processing crosstalk compensation improves recall and accuracy of in-situ sequencing
Gabriele Partel
Image-based phenotypic profiling of patient-derived cancer cells
Lassi Paavolainen
SMLocalizer, a CUDA based ImageJ plugin for simplified PALM/STORM image analysis
Kristoffer Bernhem
TissueMaps: A tool to visualize spatially resolved gene expression profiling data
Leslie Solorzano
A New Segmentation Method for Quantitative High-Content/High-Throughput Microscopy Analysis of Adipogenesis Models
Maxime Bombrun
Automated Workflow for Enhancement of Biological Nanostructures in Transmission Electron Microscopy
Amit Suveer1
Progerin expression in epidermal stem cells leads to reduced number of stem cells that divides asymmetrically and impairs wnt signal transmission
Agustín Sola-Carvajal
Feature Augmented Deep Neural Networks for Segmentation of Cells
Kecheril Sadanandan
Novel platform for studying infiltration, migration and cytotoxicity of human Natural Killer cells in solid tumors
Valentina Carannante
The protein-protein interaction network with functional roles in tumorigenesis, neurodegeneration, and aging
Jarmila Nahálková
Claudin 5-GFP transgenic reporter mouse line: A new tool to study Vascular Biology and dynamics
Barbara Lavina Siemsen
Fast Scanning RESOLFT Microscopy for the Investigation of Live Cellular Processes
Jes Dreier



A Poster Session is designed to permit the author of a technical paper to explain and illustrate concepts, techniques or research findings in a simple graphic manner. Please prepare your poster with clear graphics and large fonts. If you are affiliated with SciLifeLab, please consider using the SciLifeLab templates.

  • The screens are 140 cm (height) x 100 cm (width).
  • Poster Set-up: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, starting at 8:30 am. Please have your poster set up before the program starts.
  • Poster Dismount: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, before at 4:30 pm. Any posters display contents not removed after this time may be subject to damage or loss.
  • Some needles will be provided, but bringing your own might be a good back-up.
  • Poster Session I, takes place during the first coffee break, 10:20-10:50. During this session, presenters with odd poster numbers are to be present by their posters to present and discuss with the audience.
  • Poster Session II, takes place during the afternoon coffee break, 14:55-15:25. During this session, presenters with even poster numbers are to be present by their posters to present and discuss with the audience.