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EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Seeing is believing: imaging the molecular processes of life

October 4, 2023 to October 7, 2023



This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for testing and other requirements if attending the on-site event.


Symposium Overview

The molecular processes of life are naturally dynamic in space and time from the atomic to the organismal level. The rapid development of imaging methods across the full scale of biological organisation is revolutionising our ability to visualise the inner workings of macromolecular complexes, organelles, cells, tissues, organs and whole organisms. Being able to see biological processes unfold in real time allows us to understand the mechanisms of life as well as disease.

The symposium will bring together the leading developers of imaging methods with cutting-edge applications that illustrate how imaging can answer biological questions. We will emphasize methods that can capture the dynamics of life, spanning the whole range from molecular resolution to imaging of whole organisms.

From its beginning in 2011, Seeing is Believing has embraced novel imaging technologies that open new windows for biological discovery, including single-molecule and super-resolution, light sheet and correlative light electron microscopy.

The symposium provides many opportunities for presentations, discussions, and interactions between students, postdocs, junior, and senior investigators.


Session Topics

  • In situ structural imaging
  • Super-resolution microscopy
  • Probes & biosensors
  • Organismal and intravital imaging
  • Cross-scale imaging
  • Image analysis & modelling


JUL 12:       Abstract Submission
AUG 23:     Registration (On-site)
SEP 27:       Registration (Virtual)

On-site Registration   |   Virtual Registration



October 4, 2023
October 7, 2023
Event Category:


EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual


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