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Scientific and Practical Conference "Life Science Imaging" organized by BioVitrum with the participation of Nikon and Andor

The conference was held on 1-2 April at the Institute of Biomedical Technologies, Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy.

The conference program consisted of two days: the first day was devoted to scientific reports of leading Russian scientists presenting their experience and results of their work on modern equipment of optical and electron microscopy. The main topics of reports presented at the conference were: visualization of structures and processes in living cells using fluorescent proteins; higher levels of chromatin organization and DNA replication (correlation SIM-TEM); structural and functional organization of connective tissue; Fluorescent laser scanning microscopy of tumors with genetically-encoded and exogenous fluorophores. 
Also representatives of foreign manufacturers unveiled principles of complex optical systems.
The speakers were:
K. Lukyanov Ph.D. , Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow;
L. Kireev, Ph.D. , Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, MSU;
N. Omelyanenko, MD, professor at Federal State University, Central Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics ,Moscow;
M. Shirmanova, PhD Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy ;
Dr. Fabian Anderegg, European Product Specialist, representative of Nikon Instruments Europe,
Orla Hanrahan, PhD, Application Specialist for Life Science Imaging and spokeswoman for Andor Technology
The second day had a more practical direction with a rich program: demonstrations of Nikon and Andor technology and teaching the basics of image acquisition and the main features of the software systems on Nikon and Andor. Participants were allowed to immediately evaluate the work systems using sample experiments. They were very impressed with the results. Live experiments on Nikon's N-STORM system also took place which was the first time in Russia as part of practical training.
The conference aroused great interest among the scientific community and its visitors were heads of laboratories, representatives from departments of Biophysics, Microbiology and Biochemistry, Medical students, Researchers and many others.
All participants were awarded certificates of training for Nikon and Andor systems.