Next coming up…
30.07.2029 – Zoom Lecture for Insights in Signaling Dynamics and Encoding (InSiDE 2020).
Date TBC (COVID-postponement), imaging workshop at the Biomedical Center Munich (BMC).
Date TBC (COVID-postponement), “The cell: a living computer in a droplet of water”, A pint of science, Cambridge
In the recent past
11.05.2020 Imaging ONE World – Zoom event
Free online event but it requires booking.
“Probing and controlling cell biochemistry by light: FRET/FLIM & Optogenetics”
The integration of contemporary genetic and optical microscopy tools is permitting researchers to control and observe biochemical networks in single living cells and organisms. In this short Zoom talk, I will provide a brief introduction to biochemical imaging techniques (e.g., FRET and FLIM) and light-inducible enzymes (optogenetics) also discussing the possible future challenges and developments in relation to the study of mechanisms underpinning disease.
The talk will be online soon
10.03.20, Tech-Know Tuesday Talk: “Live single-cell biochemistry by light”, Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Cambridge; host: Dr Craig McDonald and the JCBC post-doc society
24.02.2020, “Genetic and non-genetic heterogeneity in cancer”, CRUK Early Detection Multidisciplinary Networking event, Cambridge; hosts: Prof. Rebecca Fitzgerald and Dr Sarah Bohndiek
09.12.19, “Multiplexed biochemical imaging for cancer detection”, Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Cambridge; host: Prof. David Rowitch
09.12.2019, “The biochemistry of oncogenesis”, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge; host: Prof. David Klenerman
9.10.2019 | Photonex Europe, Coventry, UK. “Probing biochemical networks with multiplexed FLIM”, Biophotonics & Biomedical Microscopy conference
14-17.04.2019 | Focus on Microscopy, London. We have attended this event as a team and, this year, I preferred to give more space to my junior colleagues with Andrew Trinh presenting the talk “New FLIM Technologies for Single-Cell Biochemical Sensing at High Spatio-Temporal and Biochemical Resolution” and Pablo Oriol Valls the poster “Nyxbits and Nyxsense: a Multi-Colour FLIM for a single-Cell Systems Biology of Cell Fate”. Details in the abstracts. Very successful, very interesting conversations, including the so-much-needed discussion on equality and diversity.
24.03.2019 | “The cell: a living computer in a droplet of water” Cambridge Science Festival.
The talk abstract and the audio recording
More details on this event here.
14.02.2019 | 13.00-13.30 Work in Progress at the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre. A primer on advanced imaging technologies. Guests are welcome but contact me to gain access.
15-17.11.2018 | International Meeting on Optical Biosensors, Ghent, Belgium. I am honoured to have been invited at this extremely interesting event, which promise to foster discussion on the use of biosensors. I am looking forward to have the opportunity to meet colleagues I know since my PhD, but particularly to meet some people I keep reading papers of, but I never crossed path with. It seems this will be a very interesting event. Proud to be part of.
19.07.2018 | Seminar at King’s College London. Back to London at KCL at the Randall, such an iconic institution for Biophysics. I am looking forward to meet colleagues which research I follow since a long time and to meet new people with great research programmes. A big thank to Dr Susan Cox for the organization.
12-15.06.2018 | IVSLA International School on Nanoscale Optical Microscopy – Venice, Italy. Great to go back to Italy once in a while, not just for holidays. More details to come, but I will give a leture to this prestigious course organized by Prof. Alberto Diaspro. The school is held in a wonderful place with lectures delivered by world-leading experts in microscopy in its applications.
25-28.03.2018 | Focus on Microscopy 2018, Singapore. It is always a pleasure to come back at FoM, the conference that formed me as a microscopist (50% of my split scientific personality). Back to Asia, after a few years I focused on the European venues for family reasons. This year will be a busy one for me, with two talks to prepare. I hope to get you excited about some of our unpublished work. Come and see me, but discuss, debate, interact at the following sessions.
Monday 26 March | MO-AF1-PAR-C, Fluorescence Spectroscopy I: FLIM | “Multi-Colour FLIM for a Single-Cell Systems Biology of Cell Fate”
Wednesday 28 March | WE-MO1-PAR-D Biology V | Advanced microscopy in Pathology | “Understanding Cellular Decisions: Old and Novel Microscopy Tools”
25.03.2018 | Cambridge Science Festival. Ohh nooo, a scheduling conflict with FoM2018! However, Suzan, Khushali and John will do great in this beautiful outreach event. My team started to participate last year and this year we are preparing a more articulated initiative. More information in the next weeks.
29.03.2018 | Seminar at the Mechanobiology Institute in Singapore at 11AM. I am looking forward to visit Singapore and this research institute of excellence at the National University of Singapore. We are still organizing the details, but I will speak about ‘single cell biochemistry techniques in microscopy’.
22.11.2017 | My next talk is at the University of Leeds. I am looking forward to meeting new people and discussing with an audience I used to be familiar with… back to biophysics. I will give a review of novel optogenetics and biocehmical imaging tools and a brief description of our research activities. A big thank to my hosts: Dr. Sally Peyman and Prof. Kevin Critchley.
03.11.2017 | The Hutchison/MRC Research Centre Annual Retreat – Moller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. I am excited about the opportunity to give a brief overview of the work we did over the last years. One occasion to appreciate the diverse and high quality science is done at the Hutch.
06.10.2017 | A great occasion for me to visit the Babraham Institute for the first time, a centre of excellence in Cambridge. I’ll try my best to describe novel approaches in studying cell signaling. A big thank to my hosts: Dr Simon Cook and Dr Simon Walker.