BioCity Symposium

“Seeing the invisible”

August 23rd – 24th, 2018
Mauno Conference Center, BioCity, Turku

During the last two decades there has been a revolution in how we can observe the secrets of life itself. Now the hidden secrets of cells are unraveled by sophisticated microscopy techniques and normal development and the underlying causes of disease can be observed in live animals and in patients by advanced non-invasive medical imaging techniques.

The BioCity symposium 2018 “Seeing the Invisible” will show how fundamental cellular, molecular and medical discoveries have been enabled by the broad spectrum of biological and medical techniques that we have available. The symposium spans topics from basic cell biology to immunology, cancer, and neurobiology. The symposium will, through these seminal discoveries, also emphasize the evolution and range of biological and medical imaging techniques that continue to bring these innovations to light. 

 The symposium will also feature Euro-Bioimaging, the headquarters of which will be established in Turku during 2018, coordinating access to the best imaging centers in Europe. Euro-Bioimaging will be the global gateway to the forefront of European biological and medical imaging, including the latest techniques to unravel molecular mechanisms in cells and tissues as well as advanced technologies for medical studies in animals and clinical observation of humans.


Speakers 2018

Jimmy Bell, University of Westminster, London, UK
Gaudenz Danuser,
Univeristy of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, US
Catherine Galbraith,
Oregon Health & Science University, US
Jacky Goetz,
Inserm, Strasbourg, France
Gillian Griffiths,
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK
Stefan Hell,
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
Philipp Keller, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, US
Tomas Kirchhausen,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, US
Philip S. Low, Purdue University College of Science, West Lafayette, US
Gitte Moos Knudsen,
Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
Erik Sahai,
The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee, UK

The 28th Annual BioCity symposium is organised by:
BioCity Turku, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University