The NeuroCyto lab at NeuroFrance, French neuroscience meeting

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’s talk (photo @NeuroGirl17)

Fluorescence Microscopy Workshop at Institut Pasteur

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.

The actin braids! (see our preprint, photo @Nicolas26538817)
Actin and spectrin bands along an axon seen by SIM (left) but not by diffraction-limited fluorescence (right) – Images from the Nikon N-SIM S

“Emerging Concepts in the Neuronal Cytoskeleton” meeting in Chile

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.

Christophe’s talk (photo @disadwig)
The beautiful view on the lake (photo @DoPaMine2go)
Tony Brown in deep concentration (photo @christlet)
A walk at the bottom of the volcano with @Roy_Lab_Thinks

Check also the beautiful photographs of the participants taken by Rodolfo Carvajal (full slideshow here):

We will co-organize the next edition in 2021 with Stephanie Gupton (UNC, North Carolina, USA) and Carlos Wilson (IMMF, Cordoba, Argentina), so stay tuned!

The NeuroCyto 2019 participants

MiFoBio 2018: the best microscopy workshop!

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

photo: @HenriquesLab
COS cell labeled for actin and microtubules, imaged using Gataca System’s LiveSR spinning disk microscope
COS cell labeled for actin and microtubules, imaged using Olympus’ SpinSR10 spinning disk microscope