African Seminar Series

Imaging cells to organisms for basic science and medical research



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Date: April 14, 2021

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

Conference link: Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees

Registration and participation is free.

FASEB Conference April 14, 2021

"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.


  1. Kim McKim, PhD, Professor, Department of Genetics, Rutgers University, USA
    • How chromosomes direct their own segregation in Drosophila oocytes.
  2. Haitham Shaban, PhD, Research Fellow, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and National Research Centre, Egypt
    • Live super-resolution imaging of chromatin structure and dynamics.
  3. Vincent Amarh, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Ghana, Ghana
    • Dynamics of RecA-mediated repair of replication-dependent DNA breaks.
  4. Cassandra Extavour, PhD, (Keynote Speaker), Professor, Departments of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, USA
    • Combining quantitative imaging and mathematical modeling to understand nuclear movements in early embryos.
  5. Doug Richardson, PhD, Director, Harvard Center for Biological Imaging, Harvard University, USA
    • Clarifying Tissue Clearing.

Time: 9:00 AM-1:50 PM ET and 2:00 PM-6:00 PM GMT

Cost: Free

Registration: Register here


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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):
Early Electron Microscopic Studies of DNA Structures, Genome Organization and Gene Expression in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes.

Andrew Seeber, PhD, Harvard Center for Advanced Imaging, presentation on chromatin mobility and precision genome engineering.