Meetings & Courses

New Advances in Optical Imaging of Live Cells and Organisms

Suzhou, China 
December 7-11, 2015  

Abstract Deadline: October 16, 2015

Organized by:

Guoqiang Bi, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Wenbiao Gan, New York Univeristy, USA

Arthur Konnerth, Technical University Munich, Germany

Akihiro Kusumi, Kyoto University, Japan

We are pleased to announce Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on New Advances in Optical Imaging of Live Cells and Organisms which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday December 7, and will conclude after lunch on December 11, 2015.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Probe development
2. Single molecule imaging and tracking
3. Super-resolution imaging
4. Cellular imaging
5. In vivo imaging
6. Large-scale optical imaging
7. Voltage imaging
8. Optical manipulation of gene expression and cell activity

Keynote Speakers:
Qingming Luo, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, CHINA
Abstract title:Large-scale optical precision imaging with single-cell resolution
Michael Hausser, University College London, UNITED KINGDOM
Abstract title:Illuminating signal transduction in single dendritic spines

Invited Speakers:
Guoqiang Bi, University of Science and Technology of China, CHINA
Abstract title:Imaging the heterogeneity of synaptic structure and plasticity
Liangyi Chen, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title:In vivo visualization of pancreatic ß-cell function in zebrafish using dual-color two-photon three-axis digital scanned light-sheet microscopy
Xiaowei Chen, Third Military Medical University, CHINA
Abstract title:Sensory cortex neurons drive anticipatory motor responses
Kwanghun Chung, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Abstract title: Scalable proteomic imaging of intact biological systems
Takahiro Fujiwara, Institute for Intergrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Abstract title:Plasma membrane compartmentalization and function as revealed by ultrafast single fluorescent-molecule imaging
Wenbiao Gan, New York University, USA
Abstract title:Experience-dependent dendritic spine plasticity in the cortex
Itaru Hamachi, Kyoto University, Katsura Campus, JAPAN
Abstract title:New chemical methods for labeling and imaging proteins in live cell
Takeshi Imai, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, JAPAN
Abstract title:Deep-tissue super-resolution imaging using an index optimized clearing agent
Jason Kerr, Research center caesar – a Max Planck institute, GERMANY
Abstract title: Turning calcium transients into spikes and watching the animal in action
David Kleinfeld, University of California at San Diego, USA
Abstract title:Brain vascular dynamics and the basis of resting state connectivity
Arthur Konnerth, Technical University Munich, GERMANY
Abstract title:Deep two-photon imaging of neuronal networks in vivo with a red-shifted calcium indicator
Akihiro Kusumi, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Cora Sau Wan Lai, The University of Hong Kong, CHINA
Abstract title:In vivo imaging of dendritic spines in learning and unlearning
Dong Li, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
Abstract title:Pushing the envelope of super-resolution live imaging
Hyokeun Park, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, HONG KONG
Abstract title:Real-time Three-dimensional Nanometer-Accuracy Tracking of Single Synaptic Vesicles in Live Hippocampal Neurons
Darcy Peterka, Columbia University, USA
Abstract title:Simultaneous in vivo multiplane imaging
Sang-Hee Shim, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, SOUTH KOREA
Yujie Sun, Peking University, China
Abstract title:Study Spatial Regulation of DNA Replication in Mammalian Cells Using Super-Resolution Microscopy
Angus Silver, University College London, UNITED KINGDOM
Abstract title:Acousto-Optic Lens 3D 2-photon microscopy
Kai Wang, Institute of Neuroscience, China
Abstract title:Deep tissue fluorescence imaging with adaptive optical microscope
Yi Yang, East China University of Science and Technology, China
Abstract title:Fluorescent imaging of in vivo metabolic states with genetically encoded fluorescent biosensors
Ryohei Yasuda, Max Planck Florida Institute, USA
Abstract title:Illuminating signal transduction in single dendritic spines

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. 

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in December, 2015. 

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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