DPBM-148 In Vivo Animal Imaging: Methods and Applications, 2 cr

In Vivo Animal Imaging: Methods and Applications Webinar minisymposium & course

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.

More information: https://studies.helsinki.fi/courses/cur/otm-5b673060-798a-4c33-aa9f-7541e860f4c8/DPBM-148/In_Vivo_Animal_Imaging_Methods_and_Applications


Webinar Program

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.