International Meeting on Optical Biosensors

In memory of Roger Y. Tsien on the 10th year anniversary of his Nobel prize
15-17 November 2018, Ghent, Belgium
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International Meeting on Optical Biosensors
In memory of Roger Y. Tsien on the 10th year anniversary of his Nobel prize

Organized by CNRS, ImaBio and IRC

Biological processes show extreme complexity orchestrated both in space and time. To face this complexity, it has been necessary, as pointed out by R.Y. Tsien in his lecture "Unlocking Cell Secrets with Light Beams and Molecular Spies" (Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2002), to develop fluorescent spies in order to analyze, quantify in real time and decrypt very sophisticated cellular mechanisms. The recent explosion of fluorescent biosensors development opens a new field of investigation by allowing the analysis of extremely specific biological events at the level of cellular organelles, individual cells, tissues and even entire living organisms in physiological and pathological conditions. The development and the use of these tools require solving a number of conceptual, experimental and technological problems concerning both the biosensors themselves and the tools to follow them. Equally important, a range of new developments including optogenetic and optochemical tools allow systematic perturbation of biochemical processes while they are read out by optical biosensors.

The purpose of this conference is to gather and consolidate the expertise in the field of biosensors and to promote the reflection and the exchange of information so as to accelerate the development of these new dynamic imaging approaches in all areas of biology and biomedical sciences.

Poster information:
Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

Confirmed speakers: 

Robert Campbell

University of Alberta, CA

Jin Zhang

University of California, San Diego, CA, US

Carsten Schultz

EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany; OSHU, OR, US

Anders Tengholm

Uppsala University, SE

John Albeck

University of California, Davis, CA, US

Franck Riquet

IRC, VIB-UGent, BE

Alessandro Esposito

MRC, University of Cambridge, UK

Fabienne Mérola

Université Paris-Sud, FR

Isabelle Limon

IBPS, UPMC-CNRS, Paris, FR

Joachim Goedhart

Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL

Juan Llopis

CRIB, UCLM, Albacete, ES

Kees Jalink

NKI, Amsterdam, NL

Marc Tramier

IGDR, Rennes, FR

May Morris

IBMM, CNRS, Montpellier, FR

Oliver Griesbeck

MPIN, Martinsried, DE

Peter Dedecker

KU Leuven, Leuven, BE

Pierre Vincent

IBPS, UPMC-CNRS, Paris, FR

Theodorus Gadella

Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL
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International Meeting on Optical Biosensors
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Day 1 - 15 November 2018

Thursday, 15 November, 2018
11:30 - 13:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 13:30
Opening remarks

The discovery of GFP and a tribute to the contributions of R.Y. Tsien

13:30 - 14:10
Conference lecture
Robert Campbell
University of Alberta, CA
Academic speaker
14:10 - 17:40
Plenary session 1: New and Improved Fluorescent Proteins

Chair: Dr. Oliver Griesbeck and Dr. Fabienne Mérola

This session will feature the novel fluorescent proteins and their specific applications in biosensor imaging.

14:10 - 14:40
Theodorus Gadella
Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL
Academic speaker
14:40 - 15:10
Fabienne Mérola
Université Paris-Sud, FR
Academic speaker
15:10 - 15:25
Presenter selected from abstracts
15:25 - 15:40
Presenter selected from abstracts
15:40 - 16:10
Coffee break
16:10 - 16:40
Peter Dedecker
KU Leuven, Leuven, BE
Academic speaker
16:40 - 17:10
Joachim Goedhart
Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL
Academic speaker
17:10 - 17:25
Presenter selected from abstracts
17:25 - 17:40
Presenter selected from abstracts
17:40 - 18:10
Coffee break
18:10 - 19:40
Plenary session 2: Functional screening and drug discovery

Chairs: Dr. May Morris and Dr. Alessandro Esposito

In this session we will hear about high-content screening  applications and discuss the newest developments aimed at marrying FRET- and FLIM imaging in this context.

18:10 - 18:40
Kees Jalink
NKI, Amsterdam, NL
Academic speaker
18:40 - 19:10
May Morris
IBMM, CNRS, Montpellier, FR
Academic speaker
19:10 - 19:25
Presenter selected from abstracts
19:25 - 19:40
Presenter selected from abstracts
19:40 - 21:10
Reception & Poster Session

Organizing committee:

Juan Llopis, CRIB, UCLM, Albacete, Spain,
Clotilde Randriamampita, Institut Cochin, INSERM, Paris, France
Oliver Griesbeck, MPIN, Martinsried, Germany
Saskia Lippens, VIB BioImaging Core and IRC, VIB-UGent, Ghent, Belgium
Kees Jalink, NKI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
May Morris, IBMM, CNRS, Montpellier, France
Peter Dedecker, KU Leuven, Leuven Belgium
Pierre Vincent, IBPS, UPMC-CNRS, Paris France,
Franck Riquet, IRC, VIB-UGent, Ghent, Belgium

Day 2 - 16 November 2018

Friday, 16 November, 2018

programme to be announced.

08:30 - 09:00
Coffee
09:00 - 09:40
Conference lecture
Jin Zhang
University of California, San Diego, CA, US
Academic speaker
09:40 - 13:10
Plenary session 3: Monitoring the Dynamics of Biological Events in Living Cells

Chair: Clotilde Randriamampita and Dr. Pierre Vincent

Imaging biosensors in a physiologically-relevant preparation can be challenging. This session will present a selection of biological discoveries in which biosensor imaging was instrumental.

09:40 - 10:10
Anders Tengholm
Uppsala University, SE
Academic speaker
10:10 - 10:40
Pierre Vincent
IBPS, UPMC-CNRS, Paris, FR
Academic speaker
10:40 - 11:10
Isabelle Limon
IBPS, UPMC-CNRS, Paris, FR
Academic speaker
11:10 - 11:40
Coffee break
11:40 - 12:10
Franck Riquet
IRC, VIB-UGent, BE
Academic speaker
12:10 - 12:40
John Albeck
University of California, Davis, CA, US
12:40 - 12:55
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:55 - 13:10
Presenter selected from abstracts
13:10 - 14:30
Lunch
14:30 - 18:00
Plenary session 4: Probe development, optimization and performance

Chair: Pr. Franck Riquet and Pr. Juan Llopis

Better biosensors allow for more applications. This session will focus on how biosensor performances can be improved, in terms of signal, photostability, vectorization etc...

14:30 - 15:00
Oliver Griesbeck
MPIN, Martinsried, DE
Academic speaker
15:00 - 15:30
Juan Llopis
CRIB, UCLM, Albacete, ES
Academic speaker
15:30 - 15:45
Presenter selected from abstracts
15:45 - 16:00
Presenter selected from abstracts
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 - 17:00
Carsten Schultz
EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany; OSHU, OR, US
Academic speaker
17:00 - 17:30
Presenter TBA
17:30 - 17:45
Presenter selected from abstracts
17:45 - 18:00
Presenter selected from abstracts
18:00 - 20:00
Walking dinner & Poster Session

'Fiers-Schell-Van Montagu' building

Organizing committee:

Juan Llopis, CRIB, UCLM, Albacete, Spain,
Clotilde Randriamampita, Institut Cochin, INSERM, Paris, France
Oliver Griesbeck, MPIN, Martinsried, Germany
Saskia Lippens, VIB BioImaging Core and IRC, VIB-UGent, Ghent, Belgium
Kees Jalink, NKI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
May Morris, IBMM, CNRS, Montpellier, France
Peter Dedecker, KU Leuven, Leuven Belgium
Pierre Vincent, IBPS, UPMC-CNRS, Paris France,
Franck Riquet, IRC, VIB-UGent, Ghent, Belgium

Day 3 - 17 November 2018

Saturday, 17 November, 2018

programme to be announced.

08:30 - 09:00
Coffee
09:00 - 09:40
Conference lecture
Presenter TBA
09:40 - 13:10
Plenary session 5: Advances in methodologies and instrumentation

Chair: Dr. Saskia Lippens and Pr. Peter Dedecker

The pros and cons of the various detection instruments will be illustrated and discussed, as well as how the signal can be quantified and deemed relevant of a biological event.

09:40 - 10:10
Marc Tramier
IGDR, Rennes, FR
Academic speaker
10:10 - 10:40
Alessandro Esposito
MRC, University of Cambridge, UK
Academic speaker
10:40 - 10:55
Presenter selected from abstracts
10:55 - 11:10
Presenter selected from abstracts
11:10 - 11:40
Coffee break
11:40 - 12:10
Presenter TBA
12:10 - 12:40
Presenter TBA
12:40 - 12:55
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:55 - 13:10
Presenter selected from abstracts
13:10 - 13:15
Closing remarks
13:15 - 14:30
Lunch

Organizing committee:

Juan Llopis, CRIB, UCLM, Albacete, Spain,
Clotilde Randriamampita, Institut Cochin, INSERM, Paris, France
Oliver Griesbeck, MPIN, Martinsried, Germany
Saskia Lippens, VIB BioImaging Core and IRC, VIB-UGent, Ghent, Belgium
Kees Jalink, NKI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
May Morris, IBMM, CNRS, Montpellier, France
Peter Dedecker, KU Leuven, Leuven Belgium
Pierre Vincent, IBPS, UPMC-CNRS, Paris France,
Franck Riquet, IRC, VIB-UGent, Ghent, Belgium

Hashtag: 
#OpticalBiosensors18
Venue: 

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research
a VIB-UGent Department
'Fiers-Schell-Van Montagu' building
Technologiepark 927
9052 Ghent (Zwijnaarde)
Belgium

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