Audrey Desgrange, Heidelberg, 24 – 27 July 2018
EMBO Workshop “Imaging Mouse Development”
Post-doc with Sigolène Meilhac, Institut Imagine – Institut Pasteur, Paris
I attended the EMBO Workshop « Imaging Mouse Development », in Heidelberg last July 2018. The aim of this workshop (every 2 years) is to establish a community of people aiming to develop 4D imaging of the mouse embryo development. Among the amazing speakers invited were Hiroshi Hamada, James Sharpe and Philip Keller. The workshop was limited to 80 people and this really facilitated meeting and connecting with the other participants. In particular, I had the chance to meet future collaborators for my research project, with whom we are currently planning a research visit in their lab during 2019. We also had the opportunity to visit the imaging facilities of the EMBL. One of my favorite talk was given by K. McDole (from P. Keller lab in Janelia), who has shown her work on time-lapse 3D imaging of the mouse embryo after implantation at single cell resolution thus generating an atlas: they produced amazing movies and with image processing were able to follow cell divisions and lineages over 48h.
The next workshop will be held in Janelia, in 2020 and I can’t wait to see what the future of mouse embryo imaging will look like.
So, thank you very much to the SFBD and ITMO BCDE for giving me the opportunity to participate in this workshop and meet future collaborators.