Plenary Speakers | EMIM 2021

Opening Lecture by STEFAN W. HELL, Göttingen

Stafen W. Hell

Stefan Hell gave a Plenary Lecture at the EMIM 2013 in Torino and we are looking forwrd to an update:

With the invention of the STED (Stimulated Emission Depletion) microscopy experimentally realized by Stefan W. Hell in 1999, he has revolutionized light microscopy. He received Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 for his pioneering work in the field of ultra-high resolution fluorescence microscopy. He shares the award with his american colleagues Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner. Stefan Hell succeeded in radically overcoming the resolution limit of conventional optical microscopes – a breakthrough that has enabled new ground-breaking discoveries in biological and medical research.

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Noam Shemesh

Modulations in neural circuit dynamics and microstructures can translate to functional enhancements (e.g., upon plasticity), or, conversely, to severe functional deficits (e.g., upon neurodegeneration). Noam and his team are interested in identifying and investigating the links between such longitudinal functional modulations, their underlying micro-architectural modifications, and the ensuing behavioral responses in vivo. To this end, we harness ultrahigh field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) coupled to specificity-endowing modalities such as optogenetics and optical microscopy.

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Molly Stevens

Molly and her team use transformative bioengineering approaches that will overcome severe limitations in current materials in two main areas, namely 1) Biosensing and 2) Regenerative Medicine. A key focus is on understanding and engineering the biomaterial interface using innovative designs and state of the art materials characterisation methods. The Stevens group uses highly multidisciplinary approaches and comprises bioengineers, material scientists, chemists, surgeons and biologists

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