20th Annual Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop

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20th Annual Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop

The Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop is a 3-day event focused on new and emerging optical microscopy techniques and their applications

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Residence Inn by Marriott 2121 Center Street Berkeley, CA 94704

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  • 2 days 9 hours
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The 20th Annual Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop is a 3-day event focused on new and emerging optical microscopy techniques and their applications with a special focus on time-resolved techniques hosted by the CRL Molecular Imaging Center at UC Berkeley.

This workshop brings together internationally-renowned researchers in a broad variety of fields including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, probe design, cellular biology, neuroscience, optics, metabolism and more. Past speakers have included six Nobel Laureates: Roger Tsien, WE Moerner, Stephen Hell, Eric Betzig, Steven Chu, and Carolyn Bertozzi. This year we will have sessions on fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM), neuroscience, probe development, in vivo imaging, clearing and expansion, breakout workshops on data management, and more!

In addition to invited talks from leaders in the field, AIM2023 will include real lab demonstrations on campus, sponsor demonstrations, software tutorials, tours of UC Berkeley state-of-the-art imaging facilities, and a special reception at the outdoor lounge (weather permitting). This year will also bring back the popular poster session with prizes for student presenters. AIM includes gourmet lunch on-site each day, coffee breaks, and plenty of opportunities for interactions among participants.


Residence Inn by Marriott in Berkeley, California

From out of town? Stay with us at the Marriott: AIM RATE for Hotel Click Here

Limited supply early bird ticket sales prices through December 9 only:

Student: $100

Postdoc: $200

Academic/Nonprofit: $350

Corporate: $650

Growing List of Speakers (Updated Daily)

Aaron Streets, University of California, Berkeley

Krisha Aghi, University of California, Berkeley

Mustafa Aydogan, University of California, San Francisco

Erin Barnhart, Columbia University

Wolfgang Becker, Becker-Hickl

Michael Börsch, University Hospital, Jena

Marcus Chin, Denali Therapeutics

Alzbeta Marcek Chorvatova, International Laser Center SCSTI

Beth Cimini, Broad Institute

Rupsa Datta, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Edward Evans, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dan Fu, University of Washington

Sunil Gandhi, University of California, Irvine

Liang Gao, University of California, Los Angeles

Thomas Gensch, Jülich University

Brian Glancy, National Institutes of Health

Adam Glaser, Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics

Vladimir Gukasyan, Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative

Jen Hunter, University of Waterloo

Ignacio Izeddin, Institut Langevin, ESPCI Paris

Na Ji, University of California, Berkeley

Sanjay Kumar, University of California, Berkeley

Markita P. Landry, University of California, Berkeley

Dannielle McCarthy, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Caroline Miller, Imaging Consultant

Evan Miller, University of California, Berkeley

Andres Nevarez, MD Anderson Center

Ammasi Periasamy, University of Virginia

Angelika Rück, Ulm University

Melissa Skala, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Alison Tebo, Janelia Research Campus

Raju Tomer, Columbia University

Jennifer Brooke Treweek, University of Southern California

Jonathan Tyson, Stanford University

Gokul Upadhyayula, University of California, Berkeley

Steven Vogel, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Laura Waller, University of California, Berkeley

Penny Wieser, University of California, Berkeley

Susanna Yaeger-Weiss, University of California, Berkeley

Vladislav Yakovlev, Texas A&M University

On Campus Tours:

CRL Molecular Imaging Center

Advanced BioImaging Center

Electron Microscope Lab


Holly Aaron, Molecular Imaging Center, University of California, Berkeley

Wolfgang Becker, Becker-Hickl, Germany

Meredith Calvert, Denali Therapeutics

Kevin Cao, Allen Brain Institute

Gisele Giorgi, Merritt College

Feather Ives, Molecular Imaging Center, University of California, Berkeley

Samantha Lewis, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Rick Mannello, Boston Electronics

Caroline Miller, Imaging Consultant

Adeela Syed, Optical Biology Facility, University of California, Irvine

Gokul Upadhyayula, Advanced Bioimaging Center, University of California, Berkeley

AIM is brought to you in partnership with Becker-Hickl and Boston Electronics.

We could not host AIM without our wonderful sponsors!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I present a poster? 

Absolutely! Please see poster submission information at this link. While all attendees can present a poster, only student presenters are eligible for a poster prize.

Will there be instrument demonstrations? 


List of demonstrations and sign-up coming soon!

What is your conference code of conduct? 

The Organizers of AIM are dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for all attendees. We expect everyone (Speakers, Sponsors, Students, Volunteers, etc.) to conduct themselves with professionalism at all times. For a more detailed description, please see this link: https://crl.berkeley.edu/conference-conduct/

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We recommend taking BART (https://www.bart.gov/) or other public transit if possible to this conference. There is valet parking only at the Residence Inn (conference location) for $54/day at this time.

Public parking information can be found here: https://www.cityofberkeley.info/parking/

What is included in registration price?

Registration includes access to all talks, on-site seminars, and vendor fairs. It also includes morning coffee and pastries and gourmet lunch each day, as well as 2 evening receptions Wednesday and Thursday nights. Alcoholic beverages are available for those 21 and over at the evening receptions. Coffee breaks are scheduled throughout the day. Registration also includes the ability to present a poster. Only student presenters are eligible for a poster prize. Only non-sponsors are eligible to win a prize at the vendor fair drawing. All registrants may attend the off-site demonstrations as well. Please note there is 10 minute walking distance to the off-site locations. 

How can I contact the organizers with any questions?

Please fill out the inquiry form here, and you will hear from one of the organizers.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring a copy of your ticket for fastest check-in! 

More information (Preliminary Program now available):