Join a new series of ASCB webinars on imaging technologies by top leaders in the field. During these highly interactive online journal clubs, cell biologists from around the world will be able to not only listen & ask questions, but also see what everyone else is saying, in real time. Not to be missed!

The webinars are free for everyone; however, you must register to participate.

betzigAdam Cohen

Oct 17, 4:00 pm (EDT): Bringing Bioelectricity to Light with Adam Cohen, Harvard University

The combination of optical perturbation and optical readout of membrane voltage opens the door to studies of electrophysiology in a huge variety of systems previously inaccessible to electrode-based measurements. Yet the application of optogenetic electrophysiology requires careful reconsideration of the fundamentals of bioelectricity. Cohen will cover fundamental aspects of bioelectricity and new tools for all-optical electrophysiology.

germainRon Germain

 Nov. 18, 2:00 pm (EST): Using Dynamic Intravital and Advanced Multiplex Static Ex Vivo Imaging to Visualize Immune System Function with Ron Germain, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH


Germain will cover the application of intravital 2-photon microscopy and highly multiplexed ex vivo confocal imaging to the analysis of immune function in complex tissues, including intravital imaging experiments, major findings using the method, and future developments.

January 2015: A fifth cutting-edge ASCB Webinar on the imaging revolution in cell biology. Date, topic, and speaker to be announced soon.



Past Webinars


July 16, 2:00 pm (EDT): Navigating the Cellular Landscape through Imaging
with Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH


Emerging visualization technologies are capturing processes at the level of whole organisms down to single molecules. Lippincott-Schwartz will discuss new fluorescence imaging techniques and the ways they are helping researchers navigate through the cell to unravel long-standing biological questions.

betzigEric Betzig

 Sept 17, 2:00 pm (EDT): Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution with Eric Betzig, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus


The imaging of living systems involves inevitable tradeoffs between resolution, speed, non-invasiveness, and imaging depth. Betzig will describe new technologies that balance these tradeoffs and allow us to image molecules, living cells, or embryos either at nanometric resolution in 2D, at hundreds of planes/sec for hundreds of time points in 3D, or with optimal diffraction-limited resolution across whole organisms.

SAVE THE DATES, register, and please let your colleagues know—these webinars are for everyone in cell biology.

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