Conference Program

You can download the preliminary conference program though we might have to change it until the last minute. Please visit back regularly for the most up to date version.

Thursday, 20th of April

12:30pm Registration and Welcome Buffet
Welcome lunch buffet with registration, meet and greet
13:30 Opening Welcome and Introduction
Caroline Muellenbroich and Godfrey Smith
13:45 Keynote: Gil Bub
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
"High throughput, long duration imaging technologies"

Session 1: Clinical perspectives

14:30 Tobias Brügmann
Universität Bonn, Germany
"Cardiotoxicity screening with pig ventricular slices"
14:50 Francis Burton
University of Glasgow, Scotland
"Analytical techniques applied to optical voltage and Ca signals"
15:10 Elen Tolstik
Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften – ISAS – e.V., Germany
"Raman spectroscopy of the heart"

Session 2: Light-sheet microscopy and ... suspence!

16:30 Chris Dunsby
Imperial College, UK
"High-speed 3D light-sheet microscopy"
16:50 Richard Walton
Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
"In vivo multimodal microscopic sub-endocardial imaging using optical catheters in a sheep model of myocardial infarction"
17:10 Jonny Taylor
University of Glasgow, Scotland
"Optical-computational techniques for timelapse imaging of heart structure and function in vivo"


19:00 Welcome Reception
20:00 Social dinner

Friday, 21st of April

08:30 Coffee, breakfast and posters

Session 3: Optogenetics

09:00 Daniël Pijnappels
Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
"Optical control of bioelectricity to explore biological defibrillation"
09:20 Franziska Schneider-Warme
Universitäts Herzzentrum, Freiburg, Germany
"Optogenetic manipulation of the heterocellular heart"
09:40 Sayedeh Hussaini
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
"Temporal modulation of cardiac excitability using optogenetics: exceptional efficacy in terminating cardiac arrhythmia"

Flash presentations and Poster session

Session 4: Correlative Imaging

13:30 Izzy Jayasinghe
University of Sheffield, UK
"Correlative super-resolution microscopy for understanding the structural basis of fast, calcium signals in the heart"
13:50 Martin Bishop
KCL, London, UK
"Computational simulation in experimental and clinical cardiac electrophysiological research: interactions with novel optical imaging technologies"
14:10 Leonardo Sacconi
INO-CNR, Florence, Italy
"Correlating electrical disfunction and structural remodeling in Arrhythmogenic Mouse Hearts by advanced optical methods"

Conference wrap-up

15:00 - 15:30 Conference Close and Prize Awards
Leonardo Sacconi and Caroline Muellenbroich