Important: Due to a number of COVID-19 cases on the Irchel Campus of the University of Zurich, the mesoSPIM User Meeting has been cancelled on March 2nd, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to participants, speakers, and sponsors. We hope to be able to reschedule the meeting this fall.

mesoSPIM User Meeting 2020 poster

mesoSPIM User Meeting: Monday, March 9th, 2020

The User Meeting will take place in Seminar room H12 in Building 55 (Brain Research Institute, H-Floor) Irchel Campus, UZH Zürich. Please have a look here for directions.

Registration for the “Build-a-mesoSPIM” workshop has ended. Registrations for the User Meeting are still possible - please contact Philipp Bethge (

Time Program Location
9:00-10:00 Coffee & Gipfeli 55H12
10:00-10:10 Welcome (Fabian Voigt & Fritjof Helmchen, UZH) 55H12
10:10-11:00 The mesoSPIM Initative - Overview & Roadmap (Fabian Voigt, UZH) 55H12
11:00-12:00 Short talks by mesoSPIM users 55H12
11:00-11:20 Daniel Kirschenbaum (Aguzzi lab, University Hospital Zurich) 55H12
11:20-11:40 Rahel Kästli (Karayannis lab, University of Zurich) 55H12
11:40-12:00 Laura Batti (ALICE, Wyss Center Geneva) 55H12
12:00-13:00 Lunch break Irchel Mensa
13:00-14:00 Sponsor talks 55H12
15:00-18:00 Discussion & round tables 55H12
15:00-16:00 mesoSPIM development & hardware 55H12
16:00-16:30 Coffee break 55H12
16:30-18:00 mesoSPIM imaging projects, experiences with clearing techniques, data analysis issues 55H12
18:00-18:10 Conclusion of the User Meeting 55H12

Build-a-mesoSPIM Workshop, Day 1: Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

For the workshop, three teams of three participants will work on three microscopes:

Team Assistant Microscope                                                                   Location
Team 1 Fabian Voigt HIFO benchtop mesoSPIM 55H45
Team 2 Angelos Loukidis (INSS) HIFO mesoSPIM (V5mod) 55H45
Team 3 Philipp Bethge ZMB mesoSPIM (V4) Y44J13

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Time Program Location
9:00-10:00 General Introduction: mesoSPIM Assembly & Alignment (Fabian Voigt) 55H12
10:00-18:00 Build-a-mesoSPIM workshop Laser labs
18:00-19:00 Wrap-up Day 1 (Fabian Voigt & Philipp Bethge) 55H12

Build-a-mesoSPIM workshop, Day 2: Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

The tentative schedule for the second day is:

Time Program Location
9:00-18:00 Build-a-mesoSPIM workshop Laser labs
18:00-19:00 Wrap-up Day 2 & Conclusion (Fabian Voigt & Philipp Bethge) 55H12