Institute of Genetics and Cancer

IGMM hosts ESRIC Advanced Imaging Symposium 2015

120 delegates will be welcomed to the Institute on the 13th October: October 2015

The IGMM hosted the Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC) Advanced Imaging Symposium 2015 on 13th October, with Professor Wendy Bickmore, Director of the MRC Human Genetics Unit, opening the event and welcoming 120 delegates to the Institute.

ESRIC – a partnership formed between the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University in 2013 - promotes interdisciplinary research in advanced and super-resolution optical imaging and its application to biomedical science. The partnership is founded on a strong collaborative network of physical and biological sciences researchers and hosts cutting edge imaging equipment and expertise.

The Advanced Imaging Symposium enabled scientists from a variety of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fields to engage with the local imaging community and stimulated ideas for future interdisciplinary collaborations.

It was great to see so many researchers from all disciplines of imaging research coming together to discuss the excellent work we do together in Edinburgh and to look towards new and exciting partnerships.

Dr Ann WheelerESRIC Manager, IGMM

Students from the ESRIC PhD studentship programme presented their research findings during the symposium, highlighting their interdisciplinary work in super-resolution microscopy.

To find out more about working with ESRIC, applying to their PhD programme or registering for their events programme – which includes an international summer school – please visit the ESRIC website.