Thank you to our Speakers, Sponsors, and Attendees for a fantastic 20th AIM Workshop!

Stay tuned for information on AIM 2024…

January 23 – 25, 2024 TBA


Info from this year’s event:  

The 20th Annual Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop

January 24 – 26, 2023

REGISTER – Now closed


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The 20th Annual Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop (AIM) 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.

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

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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

Bruce Cohen, The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Rupsa Datta, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Edward L. 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, Forschungszentrum Juelich

Brian Glancy, National Institutes of Health

Adam Glaser, Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics

Vlad Ghukasyan, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Jen Hunter, University of Waterloo

Na Ji, University of California, Berkeley

Sanjay Kumar, University of California, Berkeley

Markita del Carpio Landry, University of California, Berkeley

Dannielle McCarthy, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Evan Miller, University of California, Berkeley

Andres Nevarez, MD Anderson Center

Ammasi Periasamy, University of Virginia

Angelika Rück, Ulm University

Alison Tebo, Janelia Research Campus

Raju Tomer, Columbia University

Jennifer B. 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

AIM is brought to you in partnership with Becker-Hickl and Boston Electronics. AIM 2023 could not happen without the generous support of all our sponsors.




Tours & Demonstrations:

Brandon Schlomann      Lightsheet microscopy with the ZEISS Lightsheet Z.1

Susanna Yaeger-Weiss & Julia Martin        Voltage Imaging utilizing ZEISS LSM 980 NLO with Airyscan and Becker-Hickl TCSPC FLIM

Marta Gajowa           Millenium Phoenix custom build setup for simultaneous holographic 2p stimulation and imaging

Denise Schichnes       ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM2 at the Biological Imaging Facility

Ben Smith         DIY Macroscope and Image Projection on a Two-Photon Scope

Gaoxiang Liu           Tour of the MOSAIC Microscope

Danielle Jorgens      Tour of the Electron Microscope Lab

Holly Aaron, Luis Alvarez      Tour of the CRL Molecular Imaging Center

Mary West       Tour of the High-Throughput Screening Facility

Zachary Flegal and Dongjun (DJ) Shin.         Holotomography, the label-free technology for 3D live cell imaging with Tomocube        

Brian Hake           Fast volumetric light sheet imaging with ASI single-objective: SCOPE (single-objective light sheet)   

Anna Fasoli          Andor BC43: A complete benchtop confocal solution for high resolution imaging with real-time 3D visualization, powered by Imaris

Prospective Instrumentation TBD      Prospective Multiphoton         

Gary Zimberg            ThorLabs TBD   

Rebecca Lowe           Evident/Olympus

Craig Peterson           Leica MicrosystemsSTELLARIS Confocal      

ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center (ZMCC) in Dublin, CA – Special tour for AIM attendees at the facility, meet the ZEISS resident application experts, and learn more about the following instruments and solutions:


Beth Cimini      High content image analysis with CellProfiler and Piximi

Edward Leandus Evans III        Introduction to the ImageJ ecosystem

Dannielle Grace McCarthy         napari: A Multi-dimensional Image Viewer and Analysis Platform in Python

Caroline Miller        Introduction to Metadata and Rigor & Reproducibility

ZMCC Representative         arivis Vision4D and VisionVR



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