Posted:Jul 24, 2023 Event

[For Internal Applicants Only] NanoLSI–Nikon Solutions Joint Workshop 2023

Researchers who want to learn cell staining and live-cell imaging, and researchers in distress, apply now!! Postgraduates are very welcome!!


・ I want to start live-cell imaging, but I’ve heard that is challenging…
・ I have recently started it, but it’s not working, and also I don’t know why…
・ I’m secretly wondering if there is a better way than what I’m doing to visualize…

Our workshop..

With image analysis technology experts from one of the leading companies in microscope technology development will help you overcome these concerns.

Live-cell imaging..

A technique to visualize and observe the movement and morphological changes of biological tissues and cells from the outside. The advantage of this technique is that it allows the observation of structural changes in living organisms without the need for fixation. On the other hand, as the method is more challenging to perform on living cells and tissues, it requires more time than ordinary observation and often leads to failure.

At this year’s workshop, you will have a chance to learn not only the know-how of living cell imaging, but also the knowledge of image analysis and cameras. There will also be discussion time for questions and answers, so take advantage of this opportunity to resolve your everyday doubts!


Day 1 : 10 am–4 pm Thu. 14 September, 2023 
Day 2 : 10 am–4 pm Fri. 15 September, 2023 
Lectures : @ NanoLSI Main Conference Room (Room No. 411, 4th floor, NanoLSI bldg.)
Practical 1&2, Seminar 1 : @ NanoLSI 2F Main Biological Lab (Room No. 225(221-224), 2nd floor, NanoLSI bldg.)
Seminar 2: @ NanoLSI Conference Room 2 (Room No. 421, 4th floor, NanoLSI bldg.)
Discussion: @ NanoLSI Conference Room 1 (Room No. 420, 4th floor, NanoLSI bldg.)
Language : English (Lecture 1-4:  in Japanese with simultaneous interpretation in English)


10:00 am – 10:55 am    Lect. 1 :  “Microscopy from the basics” 
            -Dr. Kazuaki Tokunaga from Nikon Solutions Co., Ltd.-
10:55 am – 11:00 am    Break
11.00 am – 11.55 am    Lect. 2 :  “Principles and application of live cell imaging reagents”
           -Dr. Atsushi Tsurumune from Nikon Corporation-
11:55 am – 12:00 pm    Break
12.00 pm – 12.30 pm   Lect. 3 :  “About cells and culture”
           -Asst. Prof. Takehiko Ichikawa from NanoLSI-
12:30 pm – 1:40 pm      Lunch break
1:40 pm  –  4:00 pm      WS. 1 :  “Live-cell staining hands-on”
           -Asst. Prof. Takehiko Ichikawa, Asst. Prof. Takeshi Yoshida, Dr. Yosuke Kikuchi and Dr. Wei Weilin (technical staff)-

10:00 am – 10:55 am   Lect. 4 :  “Introduction of ‘A1’ confocal laser microscope from basics”
           -Dr. Atsushi Tsurumune from Nikon Corporation-
10:55 am – 11:00 am    Break
11:00 am – 4:00 pm     WS. 2* :  “Demonstration of the ‘A1’confocal laser microscope”
11:00 am – 4:00 pm                       (Standard samples or participants’ own samples)
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm       Seminar 1* : “Knowledge of camera from professionals”
3.30 pm – 5.00 pm       Seminar 2* :  “Image analysis”
3.30 pm – 5.00 pm       Discussion* : Free discussion session (any questions are welcomed)
*Concurrent programs (including lunch break 12:00 pm-1:00 pm and break 2:00 pm-2:30 pm)

♦ You can attend only Day-1 or Day-2.
♦ If the number of participants exceeds capacity, we may decline your participation, so please register as soon as possible.
♦ Researchers from Nikon and Nikon Solutions will support workshops.
♦ NanoLSI researchers who can do cell culture will assist you.


Please register here.
**The deadline for registration is 5 pm on Friday, September 1.
**The deadline has been extended to 5 pm. on Wednesday, September 6.<—-Registration has been closed. Thank you.




Contact: Weilin Wei, Yousuke Kikuchi, NanoLSI Technical staff