Since the PHOQUS conference in August, the ESRs have continued to present their results at a variety of conferences in the UK, Europe and the USA.
At the end of August Valentina Ferro (ESR3) attended SPIE Optics and Photonics in San Diego (USA) where she presented a poster on Improved antireflection coated microspheres for biological applications of optical tweezers.
September was a very busy month. It started with Ricardo Correia (ESR8) giving an oral presentation on Characterisation of Bessel and Gaussian beam illumination modes on LSM imaging quality of early chick embryo development at the 3rd Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy International Conference in Sheffield (UK).
Next both Daniel O’Brien (ESR7) and A. Cecchini (ESR4) attended PHOTON16 in Leeds (UK) where Daniel gave an oral presentation on Light-sheet Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging and Alessandra presented a poster on MIPs coupled to quantum dots as tools for the detection of tumour angiogenesis in zebrafish. Sascha Reidt (ESR9) and Salvatore Smirni (ESR12) also had papers accepted for PHOTON16 but were unfortunately unable to attend. As a result, their supervisor, Dr Mike MacDonald, presented these on their behalf: Polarised Light Sheet Tomography (Sascha Reidt) oral presentation and Combined Optical Flowmetry, Oximetry and Fluorescence measurement of novel markers for vascular dysfunction (Salvatore Smirni) poster.
Finally in September, Salvatore attended the Bi-annual Biophotonics and Imaging Summer School in Galway (Ireland) where he presented a poster on Tissue optics measurements of novel CVD risk factors.
In October, Salvatore attended the 27th World Congress of the International Union of Angiology (IUA) in Lyon (France) where he was awarded the best e-poster prize for his poster on Simultaneous assessment of skin microcirculation and auto-fluorescence to predict cardiovascular dysfunction.
In November, Valerie Bentivegna (ESR10) attended the Biophotonics North conference at the University of St Andrews (Scotland) where she gave an oral presentation on Examining mechanical properties of three-dimensional hollow tissue structures: microultrasound, atomic force microscopy and computational modelling. Salvatore Smirni (ESR12) presented a poster and the University of Dundee School of Medicine Research Symposium (Scotland) entitled Tissue optics measurements of novel CVD risk factors.
In March 2017, Valerie Bentivegna (ESR10) presented a poster at the Scottish Ultrasound Group Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland entitled 3D Tissue structures images with quantitative microultrasound.
In April, Valerie also presented a poster and gave a flash talk at the BSCB/BSDB/GS joint meeting in Warwick, UK entitled The biomechanics of cells and the 3D structures they form: novel tools for mechanobiology. Also in April, Salvatore presented a poster at the Fluoro Fest 2017 Workshop, Glasgow, Scotland entitled In-vivo monitoring of mice skin metabolic fluctuations by fluorescence microscopy.
In April 2017 Salvatore Smirni (ESR12), Michael P. MacDonald and Faisel Khan presented a poster at the Fluoro Fest 2017 Workshop, Glasgow, Scotland, entitled In-vivo monitoring of mice skin metabolic fluctuations by fluorescence spectroscopy.
In July 2017, Valerie Bentivegna (ESR10), Fraser Stewart, Sandy Cochran and Inke Nathke presented a poster at the joint conference of the 19th IUPAB Congress and 11th ESBA Conference entitled Biomechanical studies with ultrasound in cell biology.
In August 2017, Michael P. MacDonald, Sascha L. Reidt (ESR9), Ricardo Correia (ESR8), Manli Chuai, Antti Karjalainen and Cornelis J. Weijer gave an oral presentation at the SPIE Nanoscience and Engineering, San Diego, USA entitled Gaussian vs Bessel light sheets: performance analysis in live large sample imaging.