Wyss Center lightsheet microscopy workshop

19 – 20 March 2018 at Campus Biotech, Geneva

Join us for the first Wyss Center workshop on lightsheet microscopy.

The aim of the event is to establish a local network to improve exchange of ideas and technologies between lightsheet developers and users in Switzerland. We invite you to find out about the latest developments in the field, interact with lightsheet specialists and see practical demonstrations.

Take part!

Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2018

Please send abstracts to: wlsm2018@wysscenter.ch. Please specify if your abstract is for a poster or a talk.

Register for the workshop here

Registration deadline 15 February 2018.

Thanks to event partner Zeiss for managing the registration process.

If you have a question or would like to submit an abstract please contact wlsm2018@wysscenter.ch. Please specify if your abstract is for a poster or a talk.


Confirmed speakers

Dr. Maged Goubran, Stanford University

Prof. Lars Hufnagel, EMBL Heidelberg

Prof. Nicolas Renier, ICM – Brain and Spine Institute, Paris

Prof. Raju Tomer, Columbia University

Dr. Olivier Hagens, EPFL Lausanne

Preliminary program

Full details will be announced on this page in early January 2018

Day 1

  • New technology developments in lightsheet microscopy
  • The latest applications in lightsheet microscopy
  • Sample preparation including clearing techniques and immunolabelling
  • Data visualization and analysis
  • New approaches in post-processing

Day 2 

  • Lightsheet microscopy – applications and solutions
  • Practical demonstrations with the Wyss Center custom lightsheet, part of the Preclinical Neuroscience Platform
  • Practical demonstration of a complete workflow with the Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 and Arivis
  • Demonstrations of virtual reality visualization of lightsheet data

Hands-on sessions for the ZEISS Lightsheet Z1 can also be booked on the 21 and 22 March.


Practical information

The workshop will take place at Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, CH–1202, Geneva, Switzerland

Getting here


Event partners


Lightsheet microscopy image of a whole cleared mouse brain with Thy 1 – GFP transgene. Credit: Stephane Pages, Audrey Tissot, Daniel Kiss-Bodolay, microscopy staff and Holtmaat’s lab UniGe

Video: Mouse brain injected with a fluorescent anterograde virus in ventral tegmental area shows dopaminergic projections, widely implicated in the drug and natural reward circuitry. Credit: Christian Lüscher Lab, UNIGE

Video: Mouse brain injected with a fluorescent anterograde virus in the brain stem shows wide labelling of glutamatergic projection. The video zooms into the cortical area. Credit: Courtine Lab (Leonie Asboth and Elodie Rey), EPFL

Register now for the first Swiss workshop on lightsheet microscopy

We look forward to seeing you there!

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