21st Annual Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop

January 23 – 25, 2024


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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!


California All-Star Microscopists

Cellular interactions

Chemistry in Motion

Clearing and Expansion Microscopy

Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging

Image Analysis

Microscopy in Industry

New Technologies (Brought to you by PAIR-UP)

Optimizing Quantitative Histology

Photo-ablation and uncaging studies

Pre-clinical Imaging

Probing the environment

Raster Imaging Correlation Spectroscopy

Scientific Outreach

Spatial Genomics





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 events:  

20th Annual Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop

January 24 – 26, 2023


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AIM 2022 online: https://hopin.com/events/advanced-imaging-methods-workshop-2022/registration

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 brainmic@berkeley.edu for more information.

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