March 5 - 9, 2017
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL, USA

Waters Symposium.

The 27th James L. Waters Symposium: Super-resolution Microscopy

Super-resolution Microscopy

This year’s Waters Symposium will feature Eric Betzig, one of the three 2014 Nobel Laureates who were honored for this breakthrough development.

Monday, March 7, 1:30 PM

Room: B405


The Waters Symposium recognizes the introduction of commercial super-resolution nanoscopy instrumentation. The symposium will include speakers who have been involved with super-resolution nanoscopy from its early development through commercialization and application.

This symposium highlights the rich history of super-resolution nanoscopy including the award of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Eric Betzig, W.E. Moerner and Stefan Hell for their pioneering efforts in the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, which brings optical microscopy into the nanodimension that has formed the basis of super-resolution nanoscopy.

About the Waters Symposium

The James L. Waters Annual Symposium is a unique component of the Pittsburgh Conference Technical Program. Mr. Waters, founder of Waters Associates, Inc. and President of Waters Business Systems, Inc. proposed in 1989 that the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) offer an annual symposium exploring the origin, development, implementation, and commercialization of scientific instrumentation of established and major significance. The objective of the symposium is to recognize researchers and the development and application of instrumentation by preserving the early, and in some cases, more mature history of the important contributions as well as the cooperation between inventors, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and marketing organizations.


Symposium Speakers
The SACP is extremely pleased to welcome the following innovators:

Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus

Eric Betzig is a Group Leader at the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute where his group develops novel optical imaging tools in order to open new windows into molecular, cellular, developmental, and neurobiology.

View Abstract:
Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution

Teng-Leong Chew, Janelia Research Campus

Chew joined Janelia in 2014 to serve as the Director for the Advanced Imaging Center. Here, he leads the effort in building the unique collaborative imaging center that serves as the gateway through which the wider scientific world can access Janelia’s cutting-edge microscopy capabilities.

View Abstract:
Accessing the Emerging Imaging Technologies at HHMI Janelia Research Campus

Bo Huang, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Bo Huang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of California, San Francisco. His has been interested in developing light microscopy methods and fluorescent probes for the investigation of genome organization, molecular complex architecture and neuron development.

View Abstract:
Life Inside the Cell: STORM, CRISPR and Imagenomics

Timothy Harris, Janelia Research Center

Since 2008 Tim has been at Janelia where he is a Group Leader and Director of Applied Physics, an in house group for neuroscience measurements research and development.

View Abstract:
Structured Scanned Plane Bessel Microscopy for Super-resolution Neuroanatomy

Alex Soell, Carl Zeiss AG

Alex Soell is the vice president of of marketing at Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC.

View Abstract:
Closing the Gap Between First Implementation and Product – Update on Lattice Light Sheet Commercialization Effort




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