User-friendly, cutting-edge super-resolution microscopy arrives in York All welcome to this joint BPSInet and YBRI virtual research symposium.

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  • Date and time: Wednesday 23 September 2020, 2pm to 4pm
  • Location: Online
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

The research theme of the symposium is centred around the cutting-edge Zeiss Elyra 7 super-resolution microscopy platform which will be arriving in York's Bioscience Technology Facility this Autumn.

External speakers will include an imaging specialist from Zeiss UK introducing the capabilities of the Elyra 7 platform and researchers from the Medicines Discovery Catapult who have been using this platform in drug discovery research.

The symposium will finish with an opportunity for attendees to join breakout groups where they can socialise, and discuss topics covered in the symposium that relate to their own research interests.


  • Welcome and introduction (Christoph Baumann and Peter O'Toole)
  • Jonathan Shewring (Zeiss Research Microscopy Solutions UK) – Introduction to Elyra 7 platform and its capabilities
  • Luke MacKinder – Using super-resolution light microscopy to dissect the structure and function of the algal pyrenoid: a CO2 fixing liquid-liquid phase separated organelle
  • Christoph Baumann – Probing spatio-temporal dynamics in the bacterial outer membrane using high- and super-resolution imaging
  • Chris MacDonald – Using live cell imaging to study surface protein trafficking in yeast
    Isabel Peset Martin and Matthew Burnham (Medicines Discovery Catapult) – Where will super-resolution imaging enhance drug discovery
  • Panel Q+A with all speakers
  • Virtual breakout groups and post-symposium social event

Venue details


Christoph Baumann