Imaging Technology Symposium

Advances in CT Technologies for LifeScience and Natural History Museum Collections

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Imaging Technology Symposium at the Natural History Museum in Berlin.

The purpose of this two day meeting (+ one day hands-on sessions), focusing on the “Advances of CT Technology in Life Sciences and Natural History Museum Collections”, is to bring users of CT technology from all kind of research fields, e.g. biology, morphology, paleontology, zoology, together to share their expertise and knowledge about this exciting field of science. By this, it becomes the ideal setting for discussion and learning about CT setting and trajectory optimization, sample preparation and staining techniques, artefact reduction and more.

The scientific program will consist of lectures from top international experts in the field as well as practically focused hands-on and workshop sessions held by technology experts.

Our aim is to summarize what is scientifically known, learn about the present cutting-edge research and to look ahead into the future of this well-established and powerful research technology.
What: Symposium "Advances in CT Technology for LifeSciences and Natural History Museum Collections"
When: June 12 - 13, 2019; June 14 as additional day for hands-on sessions
Where: Museum für Naturkunde Berlin / Natural History Museum Berlin, Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin

Participation is free of charge.

Please register to this symposium with our online registration form below.

Program

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time  Topic Speaker

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Doors open + Snacks and Drinks
11:00 am - 11:15 am Welcome and introduction Dr. André Beerlink, Sales Manager Science and New Materials, Yxlon
11:15 am - 11:45 pm µCT at the Museum of Natural History Berlin: applications and examples Johannes Müller, Professor of Paleozoology, Natural History Museum Berlin, Germany
11:45 pm - 12:15 pm DiceCT and the staining of old museum specimen at the MfN Kristin Mahlow, µCT-Technician, Natural History Museum Berlink, Germany
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm DiceCT insights into the evolution of the avian vocal organ Dr Julia Clarke, Professor in Vertebrate Paleontology, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, US
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Visit of the museum collections Natural History Museum
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Coffee break
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Correlative Imaging: Geological and Biological Applications Dr Ria Mitchell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Advanced Imaging of Materials (AIM) Facility, Swansea University, UK
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Analysis and Segmentation of CT data in VGSTUDIO MAX Dr Sebastian Blunk, Technical Trainer and Dr Allessandro Mangione, Technical Solutions Expert, Volume Graphics, Heidelberg, Germany
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Summary Dr. André Beerlink, Sales Manager Science and New Materials, Yxlon
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Break
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Evening event
Additionally there will be poster sessions in the breaks.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time Topic Speaker
8:30 am - 9:15 am Doors open + snacks
9:15 am - 9:30 am Welcome Dr. André Beerlink, Sales Manager Science and New Materials, Yxlon, Hamburg, Germany
9.30 am - 10:00 am CT and Chemical imaging of fossils at University of Manchester Professor Phil Manning, Chair of Natural History, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
10:00 am - 10:30 am Effect of X-ray irradiation on ancient DNA in sub-fossil bones - Guidelines for safe X-ray imaging Alexander Immel, Department of Archaeogenetics, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany
10:30 am - 11:00 am Presentation about fossils and evolutionary biology imaging Dr. Paul Tafforeau, Beamline Scientist on ID19, European Synchroton Radiation Facility, Genoble, FR
11:00 am - 11:30 am Break
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Digital three-dimensional imaging techniques provide new analytical pathways for malconlogical research Dr. Alexander Ziegler, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, Universtity of Bonn, Germany
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Characterisation of fossils using X-ray synchrotron microCT Dr. Vincent Fernandez, Micro-CT Laboratory Manager, Core Research Lab, Natural History Museum, London, UK
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop 1: Staining usage and analysis for beginners Kristin Mahlow, µCT-Technician, Natural History Museum Berlin, Germany
2:00 pm - 3.00 pm Workshop 2: CT imaging - Tips and Tricks for beginners Tristan Lowe, Senior Experimental Officer in X-ray imaging, Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility, University of Manchester, UK
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Workshop 3: Staining usage and analysis for beginners Kristin Mahlow, µCT-Technician, Natural History Museum Berlin, Germany
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Workshop 4: CT imaging - Tips and Tricks for advanced users Tristan Lowe, Senior Experimental Officer in X-ray imaging, Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility, University of Manchester, UK
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Wrap up and Goodbye Yxlon and Natural History Museum
4:30 pm - open end

Snacks and Drinks - Start of indivdual CT scans

Additionally there will be poster sessions in the breaks.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday is reserved for hands-on sessions at the FF35 CT system in the CT lab of the Natural History Museum in Berlin. You are invited to bring along your specimens for a detailed insight. If you intend to take advantage of this opportunity please inform us through the registration form below. Furthermore there will be the possibility to more hands-on training in analysis and segmentation with VGSTUDIO MAX. You are invited to bring your own volumes.

Registration Form

I want to participate the following dates:


I will participate in the evening event, June 12th:

Will you bring a poster for the poster sessions?:

Accommodation

H+ Hotel Berlin Mitte


 

We have reserved a number of rooms in the H+ Hotel with a special room rate
(€ 104 Single room / € 114 Double room).
These rooms are available until May 1, 2019.

Address:
H+ Hotel Berlin Mitte
Chausseestraße 118
10115 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 278755-0

Reservation (English): Please click this Link.
Reservation (German): Please click this Link.

i31 Hotel

We have also reserved a number of rooms in the i31 hotel with a special room rate
(€ 138 Single room / € 138 Double room excl. breakfast).
These rooms are available until April 30, 2019.

Address:
i31 Hotel Berlin Mitte
Invalidenstraße 31
10115 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 338 400 0

Reservation (English): Please click this Link.
Reservation (German): Please click this Link.