Christophe was at the 10-year anniversary retreat of the Cytomorpho lab right in front of the sea in Les Goudes, Marseille. Thanks for the invitation Manuel and Laurent, it was great discussing with actin and microtubules specialists, and hearing the various paths taken by the lab alumni.
Marseille hosted the 2019 French neuroscience meeting from May 22 to May 24. The INP institute was present with numerous talks and posters showcasing the work of our labs (see here for a complete list). The NeuroCyto team was of course there, with Dominic presenting his first poster on the role of presynaptic actin, as well as a talk from Christophe on the ultrastructure of axonal actin rings that he also presented the day before at the satellite meeting on the spinal chord .
Christophe spoke at the Fluorescence Microscopy Workshop IV on cutting-edge technologies at Institut Pasteur on May 13. A nice day devoted to super-resolution microscopy with academic speakers mixed with technological presentation from companies. The workshop continued for the whole week with the possibility to test various microscopes, such as the new N-SIM S fast structured illumination microscopy from Nikon.
Christophe participated to the Emerging Concepts in the Neuronal Cytoskeleton meeting in Villarica, Chile. He was the first speaker of the meeting in the “Super-resolution microscopy of the neuronal cytoskeleton, straight after three flights and 30 hours of travel! He presented new results on the visualization of axonal actin rings using super-resolution and electron microscopy (see the preprint here). The meeting was excellent with a stunning location by the lake, lots of amazing talks and interesting discussions. Read more on Twitter.
Check also the beautiful photographs of the participants taken by Rodolfo Carvajal (full slideshow here):
The Spanish and Portuguese meeting for Advanced Microscopy (SPAOM) was held in Granada this year. The occasion to test a SIM microscope between two interesting talks! Thanks to Paula Sampaio and the organizers for the invitation!
Christophe was lucky to spend a whole week at the “Microscopie Fonctionnelle en Biologie” aka MiFoBio workshop. Lots of fun attending dozens of cutting-edge workshops, trying super-resolution microscopes, discussing, DJing (!), and presenting the latest work from the lab.
More on Twitter: #MiFoBio2018
Axons in the Hills was a great 2-day meeting about all things axons was organized by Maren Engelhardt, Maarten Kole, Andreas Draguhn and Paul Jenkins at the Heidelberg University. Christophe chaired the “Molecular Organization of Axons” featuring Marseille colleague Dominique Debanne, Juan Garrido and Elisa d’Este. Fun experience and great science!
Christophe was in Nantes to talk at the first biennale of the Nikon Center of Excellence Nantes (CENN), devoted to “Super-resolution microscopy for Biology”. Diverse and interesting talks from Stefan Balint, James Zheng, Anne Beghin et al. in the beautiful Musée des Beaux-Arts of Nantes.