The Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society hosts an annual conference every spring. This annual meeting provides a forum for members to discuss research and exchange ideas, as well as an opportunity for learning about new techniques and concepts. We encourage anyone who works with microscopy to sign up as an AIMS member. Registration for the conference is separate and you can register through this link.
ImageJ/FIJI Image Analysis Workshop: This workshop will focus on analyzing microscope image data using ImageJ/FIJI as well as reviewing ethical limitations to image manipulation. This will be held on Thursday March 18, 2021 during a morning (beginner, novice) and afternoon (advanced) session. Registration is required. Confirmation and the workshop link will be sent shortly after registration. [ImageJ/FIJI Workshop Flyer]
Scientific Poster Session: Undergraduate or graduate students who use microscopy in their research are invited to submit an abstract, poster and pre-recorded poster ‘flash talk’ that will be made available during the conference. Posters will be judged and eligible for prizes.
Art in Microscopy Exhibit Session: Artists are invited to submit an art summary describing their microscopy inspired artwork, a poster and prepare a pre-recorded ‘flash talk’ that will be made available during the conference. The presentation will be judged and eligible for prizes.
2021 AIMS Conference
March 19, 2021
Online Conference Link: AIMS2021.vfairs.com
AIMS 2021 Program
Opening of Conference Platform
Virtual booths with select sponsors highlighting new technologies
|8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
Posters will include 2 minute recorded presentations from science and art students as well as presentations from sponsors highlighting new technologies.
|8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
Advanced Microscopy Core Labs at ASU
Emmanuel Soignard, Eyring Materials Center Operations Director, Knowledge Enterprise Development, Arizona State University, Tempe Az
Honor Glenn, Biodesign Imaging Facility Director, Knowledge Enterprise Development, Arizona State University, Tempe Az
|9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.|
Florida Research and Innovation Center
John Heddleston, Director of Microscopy in the Florida Research and Innovation Center [BSL2 and BSL3 environments] Port St Lucie, FL
|10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.|
CRL Molecular Imaging Center at Berkeley
Holly L. Aaron, Director of the CRL Molecular Imaging Center, Berkeley, CA
|11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
GrubHub Lunch, Posters & Exhibit Hall
First 100 registrations will be given a $15 GrubHub credit to order lunch on March 19, 2020.
|12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.|
Center of Biologic Imaging at the University of Pittsburgh
Simon Watkins, Professor and Director of the Center of Biologic Imaging, University of Pittsburgh, PA
|1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.|
Live Cell Imaging and Electron Microscopy Core Facilities at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Kate Luby-Phelps, Professor and Director of the Live Cell Imaging and Electron Microscopy Core Facilities, UT Southwestern Medical Center, TX
Denise Ramirez, Ph.D., Director, UTSW Whole Brain Imaging Facility
Hu Zhao, DDS, Texas A&M Department of Restorative Sciences
Kevin Dean, Ph.D., Director, UTSW Microscopy Innovation Lab
|2:30 – 3:30 p.m.|
Center for Advanced Microscopy & Nikon Imaging Center at Northwestern University
Constadina ‘Dina’ Arvanitis, Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy & Nikon Imaging Center, Northwestern University, IL
|3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
Final Announcements/Student Awards
Due to the virtual platform, Student Awards will be posted on the website and newsletter and all participants will be notified of the final selection. Visa $100 giftcards will be sent to each awardee.