17th ELMI Meeting
Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 23-26, 2017
The annual Meeting of the European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI) is an internationally recognized meeting on Light Microscopy and a unique blend of lectures and hands-on workshops on the newest microscopy research and techniques aimed at a life sciences audience. In 2017 it will take place from the 23rd to the 26th of May in Dubrovnik, Croatia, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site with its exceptional medieval stone walled city. As a popular tourist destination, Dubrovnik is well connected with direct flights to more than 50 airports throughout Europe. The venue of the meeting will be a multifunctional conference center in the Croatia's Leading Business Hotel in the years 2013 and 2014 and the recipient of the World Travel Award, a 4 star hotel with accessible prices, Valamar Lacroma.
ELMI conferences were established as a unique networking opportunity providing exchange of information between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of microscopy equipment. They have become a regular meeting place of scientists who develop and apply advanced light microscopy in their research, as well as becoming a crucial conference for imaging networks and people working in imaging facilities.
In 2017, the scientific program will cover a broad range of imaging techniques and applications, including:
- Intravital Microscopy
- Biological Nanoscopy
- Light-sheet & Structural Illumination Microscopy
- Novel Specimen Preparation Techniques
- Image Processing and Analysis
- Emerging Imaging Techniques
- Probes for Functional Imaging
Centered around the plenary scientific lectures on technology development and biological applications in these fields (without parallel lecture sessions), ELMI 2017 offers a fantastic opportunity for less experienced users to gain solid knowledge in a range of imaging techniques. It also provides an excellent opportunity for networking with the industry and other devoted microscopists in a strong social format. Expert users will enjoy the hands-on workshops in the latest developing instrumentation, and the chance to gain insight into the next generation of technologies.
Scientific organizers of the meeting are Igor Weber and Iva Tolić (Ruđer Bošković Institute and Croatian Microscopy Society), whereas Ana Vidoš (Ruđer Bošković Institute) is responsible for administrative organization.