DPBM-148 In Vivo Animal Imaging: Methods and Applications, 2 cr

In Vivo Animal Imaging: Methods and Applications
Webinar minisymposium & course

Learn about the methods that are available to you for imaging live animals for your research, and get inspired by the results of researchers who have used them around the world!

This course is aimed at opening up the field of in vivo animal imaging and its use in non/pre-clinical applications. The course is useful for students who might benefit from using in vivo animal imaging for their own research.

The course will cover a range of current methods for in vivo animal imaging, with an emphasis on those that are available for scientists within HiLife/UH, and focusing on recent and scientifically exciting applications.

The course is organized as a small series of webinars in Zoom that are open to all, together with live small-group instrument demos and a study assignment(s) for students.

Webinar Program

December 7th, 2022 - January 12th, 2023

Wednesday 7.12.2022 Chair: Marja Lohela

  • 11.10 -11.45 Marja Lohela, University of Helsinki
    • Intravital microscopy and optical whole-body imaging in biomedical research
  • 11.45 -12.30 Dimitry Molotkov, EMBL Rome
    • 2-photon calcium imaging of primary visual perception in awake mice

Monday 12.12. 2022 Chair: Sari Lauri

  • 11.00-11.45 Thomas Deffieux, INSERM
    • Functional ultrasound neuroimaging

Wednesday 14.12. 2022 Chair: Pipsa Saharinen

  • 11.00-11.45 Heikki Suhonen, University of Helsinki
    • Principles of X-ray micro-imaging and its biomedical applications 
  • 11.45-12.05  Narjes Yazdi, UH
    • Application of a micro-CT in a novel model of lung metastasis of HER2 positive breast cancer

Tuesday 10.1.2023 Chair: Pipsa Saharinen

  • 16.00-16.45 Karen L. Edelblum, Rutgers University
    • Sentinels on the move: γδ IEL regulation of the intestinal barrier

Thursday 12.1.2023 Chair: Mirkka Sarparanta

  • 14.15-15.00 Mirkka Sarparanta, University of Helsinki
    • Principles of radio tracer synthesis and in vivo nuclear imaging
  • 15.00-15.20 Arturo Garcia Horsman, University of Helsinki
    • In vivo SEPCT imaging of multiple neurotransmitter systems - Towards integrated view of the brain.
  • (Break)
  • 15.40-16.00 Daniel Persson, University of Helsinki
    • Utilizing dynamic full body SPECT imaging to map CSF transport and egress from the CNS
  • 16.00-16.45 Tim Witney, King’s College London
    • Imaging the tumor redox microenvironment with positron emission tomography

Live imaging demos for students

  • Brain intravital microscopy and brain functional ultrasound on Dec 12-13
  • MicroCT imaging, optical whole body imaging and dermal intravital microscopy on Dec 14-16
  • PET/CT or SPECT/CT on Jan 13

Demo spots are limited; graduate students from DPBM & CHEMS are prioritized, but other students & researchers are welcome if space allows. Individual demos may be canceled if there is not enough interest.