Learn about the methods that are available to you for imaging live animals for your research, and get inspired by the results of researchers who have used them around the world!
This course is aimed at opening up the field of in vivo animal imaging and its use in non/pre-clinical applications. The course is useful for students who might benefit from using in vivo animal imaging for their own research.
The course will cover a range of current methods for in vivo animal imaging, with an emphasis on those that are available for scientists within HiLife/UH, and focusing on recent and scientifically exciting applications.
The course is organized as a small series of webinars in Zoom that are open to all, together with live small-group instrument demos and a study assignment(s) for students.
December 7th, 2022 - January 12th, 2023
Virtual via Zoom: https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/62785930416
Wednesday 7.12.2022 Chair: Marja Lohela
11.10 -11.45 Marja Lohela, University of Helsinki
Intravital microscopy and optical whole-body imaging in biomedical research
11.45 -12.30 Dimitry Molotkov, EMBL Rome
2-photon calcium imaging of primary visual perception in awake mice
Monday 12.12. 2022 Chair: Sari Lauri
11.00-11.45 Thomas Deffieux, INSERM
Functional ultrasound neuroimaging
Wednesday 14.12. 2022 Chair: Pipsa Saharinen
11.00-11.45 Heikki Suhonen, University of Helsinki
Principles of X-ray micro-imaging and its biomedical applications
11.45-12.05 Narjes Yazdi, UH
Application of a micro-CT in a novel model of lung metastasis of HER2 positive breast cancer
Tuesday 10.1.2023 Chair: Pipsa Saharinen
16.00-16.45 Karen L. Edelblum, Rutgers University
Sentinels on the move: γδ IEL regulation of the intestinal barrier
Thursday 12.1.2023 Chair: Mirkka Sarparanta
14.15-15.00 Mirkka Sarparanta, University of Helsinki
Principles of radio tracer synthesis and in vivo nuclear imaging
15.00-15.20 Arturo Garcia Horsman, University of Helsinki
In vivo SEPCT imaging of multiple neurotransmitter systems - Towards integrated view of the brain.
15.40-16.00 Daniel Persson, University of Helsinki
Utilizing dynamic full body SPECT imaging to map CSF transport and egress from the CNS
16.00-16.45 Tim Witney, King’s College London
Imaging the tumor redox microenvironment with positron emission tomography
Live imaging demos for students:
- Brain intravital microscopy and brain functional ultrasound on Dec 12-13
- MicroCT imaging, optical whole body imaging and dermal intravital microscopy on Dec 14-16
- PET/CT or SPECT/CT on Jan 13
Demo spots are limited; graduate students from DPBM & CHEMS are prioritized, but other students & researchers are welcome if space allows. Individual demos may be canceled if there is not enough interest.