African Seminar Series

Imaging cells to organisms for basic science and medical research

Seminar Series_July


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Date: July 21, 2021

(9:00 AM EST and 6:00 AM PT)
Africa (1:00PM GMT, 4:00PM East Africa Time)

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Registration is free.

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Future Topics:

Microscopy techniques

  • Widefiled Microscopy
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Confocal Microscpy
  • Super-resolution Microscopy

Imaging applications

  • Labeling techniques
  • Cell and tissue structure
  • Disease and pathology

Computational science

  • Image processing
  • Data analysis

Health and Diagnostics

  • Medical imaging


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Kwasi Agbleke, PhD
Harvard Center for Biological Imaging
Sena Institute of Technology, Ghana.;


Tom Broker, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham


Andrew Seeber, PhD,
Center for Advanced Imaging
Harvard University.

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Past Speakers:

Dr. Tom Broker's inaugural Presentation (Feb 2021):
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Title: Early Electron Microscopic Studies of DNA Structures, Genome Organization and Gene Expression in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes.

Andrew Seeber, PhD (March 2021),
Harvard Fellow, Harvard Center for Advanced Imaging
Title: Chromatin mobility and precision genome engineering.

Kim McKim, PhD, Professor
Department of Genetics, Rutgers University, USA
Title: How chromosomes direct their own segregation in Drosophila oocytes.


Dr. Doug Richardson's Presentation (April 2021):
Director, Harvard Center for Biological Imaging, USA
Title: Clarifying tissue clearing.

Dr. Gisele Miranda's Presentation (May 2021):
Chan-Zuckerberg Imaging Scientist & Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Title: Image Analysis Using Open Software.

Dr. Christian Hellriegel's Presentation (June 2021)
Carl Zeiss Corporation
Title: Super-resolution Optical Microscopy – A review of techniques, theoretical backbones and applications.

Dr. Leila Mostaço-Guidolin, PhD, P.Eng. (July 2021):
Assistant Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Canada
Title: Microscopy, image analysis and 3D-bioprinting: combining tools to understand collagen remodelling

"Imaging cells to organisms for basic science and medical research", April 14, 2021.

In partnership with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
FASEB Catalyst Conference.

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Cassandra Extavour, PhD, (Keynote Speaker)
Professor, Departments of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, USA
Title: Combining quantitative imaging and mathematical modeling to understand nuclear movements in early embryos.

Haitham Shaban, PhD,
Research Fellow, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and National Research Centre, Egypt
Title: Live super-resolution imaging of chromatin structure and dynamics.

Vincent Amarh, PhD,
Lecturer, Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Ghana, Ghana
Title: Dynamics of RecA-mediated repair of replication-dependent DNA breaks.

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