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21st Annual

Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop

January 23 – 25, 2024

The Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop (AIM) is a 3-day event hosted by the CRL Molecular Imaging Center at UC Berkeley. AIM features new and emerging optical microscopy techniques and their applications in the biological sciences. We bring 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.

AIM has always had a particular focus on time-resolved techniques, such as time-correlated single photon counting and fluorescence lifetime imaging, as well as live cell and multiphoton imaging. This year we will also include sessions on correlation spectroscopy, photoablation, spatial genomics, CryoEM and scientific outreach. 

In addition to invited talks from leaders in the field, AIM2023 will include lab demonstrations on campus, sponsor demonstrations on-site, software tutorials, tours of UC Berkeley state-of-the-art imaging facilities, and an evening reception. There will also be a student poster session with opportunity for prizes for best posters.

AIM includes gourmet lunch on-site each day, coffee breaks, and plenty of opportunities for interactions among participants. See link above for registration information. UC Berkeley folks should pay via chartstring if possible. Ask us for the code!


Pauley Ballroom, University of California, Berkeley, CA


Alexander Ayzner, UC Santa Cruz

Margarida Barroso, Albany Medical College

Wolfgang Becker, Becker-Hickl

Michael Boersch, University of Jena

Nevill Dadina, UC Berkeley

Thomas Gensch, Research Center Julich

Chris Hartzell, UC Berkeley

Ahmed Heikal, University of Minnesota

Katie Link, NIH

Mo Kaze, NASA Ames Research Center

Uri Manor, UC San Diego

Jay Nadeau, Portland State University

Rozhin Penjweini, National Institutes of Health

Ammasi Periasami, University of Virginia

Angelika Rueck, University of Ulm

Melissa Skala, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Klaus Suhling, King’s College London

Vivien Tran, UC Berkeley

Steven Vogel, National Institutes of Health

Susanna Yaeger-Weiss, UC Berkeley

PAIR-UP Imaging Scientists





Holly Aaron, Molecular Imaging Center, University of California, Berkeley
Luis Alvarez, Molecular Imaging Center, University of California, Berkeley
Wolfgang Becker, Becker-Hickl, Germany
Alexander Ehrenberg, University of California, Berkeley
Feather Ives, Molecular Imaging Center, University of California, Berkeley
Danielle Jorgens, Electron Microscope Lab, University of California, Berkeley
George Langford, PAIR-UP Imaging Science Program, Syracuse University
Rick Mannello, Boston Electronics
Denise Schichnes, Biological Imaging Facility, University of California, Berkeley
Adeela Syed, Optical Biology Facility, University of California, Irvine


Our previous event:  

20th Annual Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop

January 24 – 26, 2023



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Previous Events:

AIM 2022:

4D Advanced Microscopy of Brain Circuits Course – on hold until further notice

A collaborative effort between the CRL-Molecular Imaging Center, the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley faculty and graduate students, and Zeiss Microscopy, the inaugural 4D Advanced Microscopy in Brain Circuits course, held from January 10-15, 2016, was a huge success! Sixteen students from around the country participated in lectures and hands-on labs where they had access to state-of-the-art instruments. 

4DAMBC is currently on hold.

Please contact for more information.

The 2017 course was May 21-27, 2017. More information here: official course website