Multimodal optical technologies are emerging technologies with exponential growth. Many applications of light have revolutionized society through medicine, communications, entertainment and culture. Industries based on light are major economic drivers, and light-based technologies directly respond to the needs of humankind by providing access to information, promoting sustainable development, and increasing societal health and well-being.

Training School on Multimodal Optical Imaging is specifically focused at the promotion of Methods of visualisation and reconstruction of Cellular Structural Networks. It is fully supported by EuroCellNet COST action (CA 15214), an Integrative Action for Multidisciplinary Studies on Cellular Structural Networks.

The goal of the training school is to introduce Ph.D. students, scientists and laboratory operators to latest advances in light technologies and their applications in interdisciplinary biosciences and biomedical sciences. A full 3 day session includes specialized lectures on spectroscopy, imaging, data analysis, as well as in 3D printing, followed by scheduled laboratory work where participants will be able to make their own projects in advanced microscopy and macroscopy imaging and spectroscopy, as well as 3D model creation, visualization and fabrication. Focus will be given on practical training, which will be related to the knowledge obtained in theoretical sessions.

Training School venue is in the historic town of Trnava, situated 45km to the north-east of the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava.

We have 25 grants for trainees to be reimbursed for the attendance to the Training School, including travel.

Deadline for registration is 30.6.2019.


Ljuba Bacharova, ILC Bratislava, Slovakia

Ales Benda, BIOCEV Czech Republic

Dusan Chorvat, ILC Bratislava, Slovakia

Riccardo Cicchi, National Research Council CNR-INO and LENS, Sesto-Fiorentino, Italy

Beata Cunderlikova, Medical Faculty UK and ILC Bratislava, Slovakia

Jozef Gotzmann, Medical University Vienna, Austria

Peter Horvath, Institute of Biochemistry, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, BRC, Szeged, Hungary

Zuzana Jurasekova, Center for Interdisciplinary Biosciences, UPJS Kosice, Slovakia

Philipp Kukura, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Alzbeta Marcek Chorvatova, ILC Bratislava and UCM Trnava, Slovakia

Anton Mateasik, ILC Bratislava, Slovakia

Yannis F. Missirlis, University of Patras, Greece

Anthi Ranella, FORTH, Greece  

Ramunas Valiokas, Baltfab, Lithuania

Alexandra Zahradnikova, Jr, Biomedical Center SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia

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Supported by:

BeckerHickl Kvant Zeiss Zeiss