SPAOM is a joint effort from the Red Española de Microscopía Óptica Avanzada (REMOA) and Portuguese Platform of Biomedical Imaging (PPBI). The main purpose of SPAOM is to organise an annual congress covering new applications in optical microscopy and image analysis.
OPenT/OpenSpin developer and Microscopy Assistant | UIC - Advanced Imaging Unit | Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
I am an imaging and microscopy assistant in the facility and, I am in charge of the hardware development of the Mesoscope system, which consists on the physical merge of an Optical Projection Tomography system and Light Sheet Microscope system. Additionally, I also provide assistance for the workstation management and am a speaker on internal imaging courses.
I am in charge of managing the imaging equipment and provide support to users in the microscopes, in experimental design & sample preparation protocols, and in support in image analysis. I also organize internal and international workshops. My research area is on cell & developmental biology.
Paula Sampaio graduated in Biochemistry and has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Porto. She is a former visiting researcher in Cayetano Gonzalez's group at EMBL and former post-doctoral fellow at IBMC Molecular Genetics group headed by Prof. Claudio Sunkel where she studied the mechanisms of cell division. Presently, is the coordinator of the Advanced Light Microscopy scientific platform at i3S and national coordinator of the PPBI - Portuguese Platform of BioImaging, a national research infrastructure of strategic interest. At University of Porto, Paula Sampaio is invited Assistant Professor at Sciences Faculty and external professor at ICBAS teaching bio-imaging on Master courses and PhD. programs. She is also the organizer of the course series on Optical Microscopy Imaging for Biosciences and co-organizer of the EMBO course in Biomolecular Interaction Analysis. Paula Sampaio is member of management committees of COST actions Network of European BioImage Analysts (CA15124) and the COMULIS - Correlated Multimodal Imaging in Life Sciences (CA17121) and delegate of Portugal at Euro-Bioimaging ESFRI project.
He is a Research Associate at the Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S) in Porto, Portugal. He is currently interested in coherence-polarization coupling, super-resolution and optical sectioning methods, always with a pragmatic orientation towards their effective use by bio-scientists.
Researcher with a strong expertise in Cell Biology, High Content Microscopy, Image Analysis, Biophysics and Data Scicence. Member of the Margarida D. Amaral research group(FunGP), with an interest in the identification and characterizaton of novel therapeutic targets for the genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis. Major experimental focus: siRNA-based high content screening.
High-content screening expert
Bioimage analyst and software developer
Facility Manager at BioISI's High-Throughput Microscopy Facility
Collaborator of FCUL Microscopy Facility regarding high throughput capabilities, assay design, image analysis and software development.
Mariana is a Physicist with extensive experience in optics, mainly in optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical microscopy devices (SPIM, fluorescent, confocal and non-linear microscopy). She is expert in optics and microscopy with more than 20 years of laboratory experience. Her main research area is in Bio-nano-photonics and in INL she also worked on the development of new tools for in vivo diagnosis, specific in applications on cardiovascular diseases.
Prof. Ricardo Henriques is a group leader Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência and Honorary Professor at University College London. Alumnus Group Leader at The Francis Crick Institute (2017-2020) where he headed a satellite lab, in parallel to his research group at UCL. His group undergoes research in optical and computational biophysics, with a special interest in super-resolution microscopy and host-pathogen interactions. He graduated in Physics, specialising in biophotonics and robotics. He finished his PhD In 2011 on the topic of advancing super-resolution microscopy technologies (Musa Mhlanga lab). He then pursued postdoc research at Institut Pasteur Paris, studying HIV-1 T-cell infection through nanoscale imaging (Christophe Zimmer lab).
Telmo Pereira has learned and developed skills on bioimage analysis, computer vision, microscopy and optics, systems biology and drosophila genetics. In 2015 started working as a Microscopy Facility technician at CEDOC and in 2019 got the position as Facility Head. Currently he's focused on developing bioimage analysis methods on microscopy image quantification and also medical imaging analysis mainly on Retina OCT imaging. He is also the author in 11 peer-reviewed papers with around 350 citations and H-index of 7 (Web of Science). He has supervised 1 Master student and currently supervises a PhD student and a Master student. He has also been active in science outreach (e.g. institute open days), and organizing international (SPAOM2018 and CTLS2021) scientific meetings.
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As part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the IGC became an institute exclusively dedicated to postgraduate research and training in biological sciences. Since its foundation IGC has played a crucial role in research in Portugal and abroad.