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Takeo Ogama
Takeo Ogama

Takeo Ogama

Senior Product and Strategy Planner and Product Manager

Takeo Ogama is a senior product and strategy planner and a product manager for microscope cameras at Evident. He has eight years of experience working in the research and development department for various products, including cameras, and eight years of product planning, marketing, and management experience. He holds a master’s degree in neutrino physics from Osaka University in Japan.

Alket Mertiri

Alket Mertiri

Associate Product Manager

Alket Mertiri, PhD has a background in optics and photonics. He received his PhD in materials science and engineering from Boston University where he worked on developing novel microscopy techniques. From 2018–2019, he was an associate product manager at Olympus, advancing scientists’ research by finding solutions from basic microscopy to advanced technology like total internal reflection microscopy.

Lauren Alvarenga

Lauren Alvarenga

Senior Product Manager, Life Science Microscopy

Lauren Alvarenga is a senior product manager for clinical microscopy at Evident. She specializes in objective lenses and imaging software. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biomedical photographic communications from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Ralf Schaefer

Ralf Schaefer

Senior Marketing Project Manager

Ralf Schaefer graduated from Hamburg University with a degree in chemistry. He has worked in marketing communications in various technical environments for several agencies and companies. Ralf drove and shaped the visibility of the microscopy and industrial businesses at Olympus in various projects and roles.

Kerry Israel

Kerry Israel

Manager, Marketing Communications

Kerry Israel is the Manager of Marketing and Communications for Life Science at Evident. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University, and more than 15 years of experience in all aspects of marketing, from advertising and social media strategy to grassroots outreach. 

Alec De Grand

Alec De Grand

Product Manager

Alec De Grand is a product manager for virtual slide scanning and upright microscopes for life science at Evident. He has been with Evident for over 10 years, during which he has managed clinical products, marketing initiatives, imaging courses, and trade shows.

Carlo Alonzo

Carlo Alonzo

Product Manager

Carlo Alonzo, PhD is sales representative for life science microscopy at Evident. He helps scientists identify and understand technologies that support their research goals. His interest in biomedical optics drew him to the academic community in Boston, where he spent several years immersed in research using multiphoton microscopy. He holds a doctorate in physics from the University of the Philippines and pursued postdoctoral training at the Technical University of Denmark and the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Joanna Hawryluk

Joanna Hawryluk

Product Manager

Dr. Joanna Hawryluk is a product manager for research imaging at Evident Scientific located in Waltham, Massachusetts. She received her doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut within the department of Physiology and Neurobiology. She has been with Evident since 2017 and is currently responsible for laser scanning microscopes, 3D cell analysis software, and lightsheet microscopes.

Laz Amador

Laz Amador

Senior Manager

Laz Amador is a senior manager with the national applications team at Evident. Laz has 36 years of experience in microscope sales and has been with Evident since 1988. Prior to joining the applications team, Laz was the executive director of technical marketing in Latin America. Laz lives in Weston, Florida, with his wife, Jan.

Rebecca Chandler

Rebecca Chandler

Staff Writer

Rebecca holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Endicott College and writes about trends and technologies in science and industry. She works closely with Evident engineers and scientists to write pieces about the latest laser scanning, super-resolution, multiphoton, upright, stereo, and inverted microscope systems, as well as leading-edge optics, cameras, and software. Follow her work to learn about Evident's latest for numerous applications, including cytology, pathology, education, and more.

Dr. James Lopez

Dr. James Lopez

Manager Life Science Applications Group

James Lopez received his PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Chicago in 2010. With nearly a decade of experience in calcium imaging, FRET, live cell imaging, and intravital imaging, James joined Evident as a confocal and multiphoton sales representative. He later transitioned to Evident’s Life Science Applications Group supporting confocal and multiphoton systems. Now he manages the Life Science Applications Group in the US, Canada, and Latin America markets.

Matthew Weitzman

Matthew Weitzman

Application Specialist

Matthew Weitzman holds a PhD in biological sciences from the University of Delaware and has numerous years of advanced imaging experience. From 2014–2021, he worked with Olympus’ confocal and multiphoton imaging systems to assist with product development and application support.

Janeen Manning

Janeen Manning

Product Manager

Janeen Manning is a product manager for clinical and educational microscopes at Evident. Before joining Evident, she worked for a medical device company specializing in infectious diseases. She has a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology from the University of Maine and a Master of Liberal Arts in biotechnology from Harvard University.

Christopher D. Higgins

Christopher D. Higgins

Business Development Manager

Christopher Higgins is the business development manager for life science at Evident. A 24-year veteran of the microscopy field, he has spent much of his career in product management and applications for a wide variety of biological light microscopes used in both research and clinical applications.

In his current position, Chris works directly with researchers and pathologists on the development of new technologies and applications. Images captured with today’s virtual microscope systems tell the stories of not only individual cells but entire tissues, and are vital for research, education and more. Chris believes the next great frontier is preparing whole slide imaging and artificial intelligence analysis to enter its next era as it moves toward acceptance for wider application in the clinical realm.

A member of the Digital Pathology Association, Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami. He is an avid outdoorsman and accomplished nature photographer, and lives in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, USA.

Cheng-Hao Chien

Cheng-Hao Chien

Associate Product Manager in Life Science / Scientific Solutions Group of Olympus America Inc.

Dr. Cheng-Hao Chien received his PhD in biophotonics from National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, and pursued postdoctoral training at the Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston. With a decade of experience in advanced microscopy and life science research, he worked with Olympus’ multiphoton microscopy and customized solutions from 2020–2021 to provide product and application support.

Brendan Brinkman

Brendan Brinkman

Life Science New Business Strategy, Evident Corporation

Brendan Brinkman spent years working in the stem cell field, including primary mouse neurosphere derivation. He joined Evident after several years as a core imaging facility manager and assisted in building novel systems. In 2017, he returned from 2.5 years with Evident Tokyo, where he helped develop next-generation solutions.

Kathy Lindsley

Kathy Lindsley

Application Specialist, Life Science Applications

Manoel Veiga

Manoel Veiga

Application Specialist, Life Science Research

Heiko Gäthje

Heiko Gäthje

Senior Trainer, Training Academy

Rebecca Bonfig

Rebecca Bonfig

Product Manager, Confocal Microscopy

Dr. Rebecca Bonfig completed her graduate work at the University of Louisville in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, studying the post-transcriptional regulation of the renal phosphate transporter Npt2a by parathyroid hormone. From 2015–2022, Dr. Bonfig worked with our confocal microscopes, supporting the FLUOVIEW™ series as a product manager at Evident. 

Bülent Peker

Bülent Peker

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Flavio Giacobone

Flavio Giacobone

Strategic Marketing Manager

Shohei Imamura

Shohei Imamura

Strategic Project Manager

Shohei Imamura is a strategic project manager at Evident. He has four years of experience working in scientific microscopy sales and seven years of experience in product planning, strategic project management, and project execution. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Meiji University in Japan.

Daniel Bemmerl

Daniel Bemmerl

Area Manager, High-End Microscopy Systems

Paul Monnier

Paul Monnier

Life Science Application Scientist

Dr. Gulpreet Kaur

Dr. Gulpreet Kaur

Research Imaging Applications Specialist, Scientific Solutions Group, Evident Scientific

Dr. Gulpreet Kaur completed her PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied organelle biology using live-cell spinning disk confocal microscopy.

Dr. Kaur has over six years of experience in microscopy, and has worked on various technologies including confocal, spinning disk, super resolution, and light sheet imaging. She served as a trainer for a microscopy and image analysis core facility at University of Wisconsin-Madison and consulted with scientists on experiment design and optimization of imaging conditions.

From 2018–2022, Dr. Kaur helped scientists apply Evident’s microscopy and imaging technologies in their research projects.

Dr. Nicolas Bourg

Dr. Nicolas Bourg

Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of Abbelight

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Staff Writer

Sarah Williams worked for nearly a decade as a researcher and copywriter in the broadcast media industry. Now Sarah applies her skills as a writer and editor to produce compelling, high-quality material on topics related to Evident’s wide range of life science solutions. She writes about the latest laser scanning, multiphoton, super-resolution, stereo, upright, and inverted microscope systems, as well as the optics, cameras, and software that support them. She also explores their applications and contributions to cytology, pathology, education, and other fields. Sarah works at the office in Quebec City, where she resides with her partner, David, and her three children, Sophie, Anouk, and Éloi. 

Irina Rakotoson

Irina Rakotoson

Life Science Product Manager

Dr. Mike Woerdemann

Dr. Mike Woerdemann

Product Manager, Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions, GmbH

Mike Woerdemann earned his PhD in optical tweezer technology based on structured light fields. He worked as an application specialist supporting high-content screening systems for many years, and during that time he gained in-depth, practical knowledge of the field. Mike is now a product manager for high-content screening stations and deep-learning products developed at the EVIDENT Technology Center Europe.

Chunsong Yan

Chunsong Yan

Business Development Manager, Life Science

Chunsong Yan is a business development manager for life science at Evident in Australia and New Zealand. He is currently responsible for confocal, multiphoton, light sheet, and slide scanning systems. Since joining Evident, Chunsong has worked in various roles while always striving to offer the best imaging solution to customers.

Minju Kim

Minju Kim

Product Specialist at Olympus Korea

Junsung Kim

Junsung Kim

Product Specialist at Olympus Korea

Ganesh Kadasoor

Ganesh Kadasoor

Application Specialist at Olympus Medical Systems India Ltd

Wei Juan Wong

Wei Juan Wong

Application Specialist, Digital Slide Scanning Systems

Srivats Hariharan

Srivats Hariharan

Manager, Product and Application at Olympus Singapore

Stefan Marawske

Stefan Marawske

Senior Sales Specialist, High-End Life Science Systems

Bunryu Arashi

Bunryu Arashi

OEM Manager

Bunryu Arashi works as an OEM manager at Evident in Europe. With 12 years’ experience in microscope product development, Bunryu has designed objectives and camera adapters, as well as illumination optical systems for BX™ and CKX™ series microscopes. He has a master's degree in engineering from Osaka University in Japan.

Craig Rappaport

Craig Rappaport

Senior Sales Specialist, Life Science Microscopy

Craig Rappaport is a senior microscope sales representative for Evident Life Science. He has 26 years of microscope sales experience, along with a dozen years in scientific and technical marketing. Since joining Evident, Craig has worked on market analysis, voice of customer surveys, and new product research. He has been with the sales team since 2012 covering San Diego and Imperial Counties in Southern California. Craig earned his Bachelor of Arts at UC Santa Barbara and his MBA at Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

Marcus Krauel

Marcus Krauel

OEM Manager

Marcus Krauel is an OEM manager at Evident in Europe. With 12 years’ experience working with optics, he helps our OEM customers across Europe on applications ranging from industrial to medical. Marcus holds a degree in physics and optical engineering.

Klaus Willeke

Klaus Willeke

Product Marketing Manager

Klaus Willeke is a product marketing manager at Evident Life Science. Klaus has worked at Evident for more than 22 years. He started as a sales representative for industrial and life science microcopy in Germany for 17 years and later joined the European Product Marketing team, where he is responsible for upright clinical and research microscopes and X Line™ objectives.

Yu Kikuchi

Yu Kikuchi

Optical Engineer

Yu Kikuchi is an optical engineer for component products and microscope products at Evident. He has experience in optical design and evaluation of microscope products. Yu has focused on developing customized products, matching specifications to customer requirements, and on-site testing and alignment. He holds a master’s degree in molecular biology from Tohoku University in Japan.

Stephan Fliegel

Stephan Fliegel

Product Manager, Light Microscope Cameras

Stephan Fliegel earned his university degree in physical engineering with a focus on laser application technology at the Münster University of Applied Sciences in 2007. He initially worked as an application specialist, then as a product and project manager in the industrial lasers field focusing on the design layout, development, and planning of customer-specific laser systems. He is now a product manager for light microscope cameras at Evident.

Dr. Daniel Göttel

Dr. Daniel Göttel

Sales Support Manager

Daniel Göttel earned his PhD in human genetics at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. He worked as an application specialist for virtual slide scanning systems for many years and gained in-depth, practical knowledge of the field. Daniel is now a sales support manager for the SLIDEVIEW™ VS200 research slide scanner and Net Image Server (NIS) SQL at Evident.

Lee Botes

Lee Botes

Product Specialist, Microscopy and Imaging

Lee Botes has 24 years of sales experience with Olympus microscopes. Bringing a background in microbiology, Lee began her microscope sales career in South Africa. As part of the sales team at Evident in New Zealand, she is responsible for our industrial, clinical, and research microscopes in Wellington and the South Island, as well as confocal microscopes and slide scanners in New Zealand.

Masato Yabe

Masato Yabe

Optical Engineer

Masato Yabe works in the Optical Development division at Evident, where he has been involved in the development of microscope products for 19 years, designing optical systems for objectives and autofocus units. He holds a master’s degree in engineering from Wakayama University in Japan.

Shodai Hosono

Shodai Hosono

Mechanical Engineer

Shodai Hosono is a member of Evident’s mechanical engineering department. He has been involved in developing microscope products for over a decade. As a mechanical engineer, he has designed various microscopes and modular microscope assemblies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Saitama University in Japan.

Kei Sato

Kei Sato

Electrical Engineer

Kei Sato works in the electrical engineering department at Evident and has been developing microscope products for nine years. As a product leader, Kei is in charge of electrical design for industrial microscopes and microscope components.

Joanna Hawryluk

Joanna Hawryluk

Product Manager

Dr. Joanna Hawryluk is a product manager for research imaging at Evident Scientific located in Waltham, Massachusetts. She received her doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut within the department of Physiology and Neurobiology. She has been with Evident since 2017 and is currently responsible for laser scanning microscopes, 3D cell analysis software, and lightsheet microscopes.

Dr. Hunter Hines

Dr. Hunter Hines

Guest blogger

Dr. Hunter Hines received his PhD in 2019 while registered in a joint international collaboration with Bournemouth University (UK) and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University. He conducted research into microbial communities found in tropical aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in Florida, focusing on the biogeography and biodiversity of ciliates.  

Today, Dr. Hines continues his research at HBOI, where he examines microbial communities and the impact they have on ecosystems. He is also the senior scientist on the Amoray Marine Conservation Team at the Amoray SCUBA Resort in Key Largo, Florida.

On social media, Dr. Hines plays a significant science outreach role for microbiology and ecology. During his PhD, he created the Instagram account Microbialecology, which has over 140,000 followers. He is a frequent collaborator with the popular YouTube channel Brave Wilderness, assisting with everything microbial and featuring in several episodes.

Kenji Ono

Kenji Ono

Optical Engineer

Kenji Ono works in the Optical Component Department at Olympus. Since joining the company, he has helped to plan and develop optical systems for digital cameras in our imaging business. Applying his knowledge to the optical field, he is now in charge of marketing activities for OEM microscopes. Kenji earned his bachelor's degree at Kitasato University in Japan.

Kristina Mayer

Kristina Mayer

Product Marketing Manager

Kristina Mayer is a product marketing manager for inverted microscopes in the European Product Marketing team at Evident. She has worked at Evident for more than 10 years and is responsible for the IXplore™ inverted microscope series to support research imaging, including total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRF) and spinning disk confocal microscopy within the EMEA region. Kristina holds a PhD in cell biology from Jacobs University Bremen.

Benjamin Compans, Ph.D.

Benjamin Compans, Ph.D.

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Yuan Yue

Yuan Yue


Yuan Yue works in the market strategy department at Evident where she is mainly in charge of digital marketing. She has nearly six years of experience in marketing communications at Evident.

Shogo Usui

Shogo Usui

My name is Shogo Usui and I'm product leader of CM20 at Olympus Corporation. For over ten years, I have been an electrical engineer in the life science R&D team in Olympus Tokyo. I hold a Master’s degree in applied physics from th

Dr. Anne Beghin

Dr. Anne Beghin

Assistant Professor, Research Mechanobiology Institute

Dr. Xiaotong Cui

Dr. Xiaotong Cui

Field Application Specialist

Dr. Kasmira Wilson

Dr. Kasmira Wilson

Researcher

Dr. Dan Zhu

Dr. Dan Zhu

Professor

Dr. Graham Wright

Dr. Graham Wright

Acting Director

Mr. Srivats Hariharan

Mr. Srivats Hariharan

Manager, Applications and Marketing

Ms. Gency Gunasingh

Ms. Gency Gunasingh

Research Assistant

Dr. Dong Gao

Dr. Dong Gao

Principal Investigator

Dr. Yu Weimiao

Dr. Yu Weimiao

Head of Computational & Molecular Pathology Lab (CMPL) Agency of Science

Dr. Motoki Takagi

Dr. Motoki Takagi

Professor

Dr. Ningbo Wu

Dr. Ningbo Wu

Associate Professor

Mr. Hiroya Ishihara

Mr. Hiroya Ishihara

Applications Scientist

Marie Kawasaki

Marie Kawasaki

IVF Marketing Representative

Marie Kawasaki works in the Life Science Marketing division at Evident. She has been involved in the marketing of microscopes related to clinical research for seven years and is currently in charge of global sales promotion for the fertility treatment research (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) industry.

Wei Juan Wong

Wei Juan Wong

Application Specialist, Digital Slide Scanning Systems

Wei Juan Wong is an application specialist for digital slide scanning systems at Evident. She started as a product specialist in Singapore to support our Southeast Asia customers using widefield microscopes, including the SLIDEVIEW™ VS200 research slide scanner. She later moved to Germany to join the EVIDENT Technology Center Europe as an application specialist for digital slide scanning systems, where she provides application and marketing support to customers worldwide. Wei Juan has a degree in physics and has worked in a biophysical research laboratory as well as a microscopy core facility.

Samuel M Lawrence

Samuel M Lawrence

CEO and Cofounder, CytoViva

Samuel M. Lawrence is the chief executive officer and cofounder of CytoViva, Inc. He led the development of the core, patented optical illumination technology that is the foundation of CytoViva’s products, as well as played a key role in the development of the patented CytoViva 3D imaging technology. He continues to lead all product development efforts and actively supports the company’s sales efforts both domestically and internationally.

Manoel Veiga

Manoel Veiga

Application Specialist, Life Science Research

Manoel Veiga earned his PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, working with picosecond and femtosecond time-resolved spectroscopy. Following two postdocs at the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Münster, he worked for PicoQuant as a senior scientist in the fields of time-resolved spectroscopy, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS). Manoel now works as a global application specialist at Evident in Germany, where he focuses on high-content analysis (HCA) and deep learning.

Dr. Manfred Kässens

Dr. Manfred Kässens

Head of Technical Product Information

Dr. Manfred Kässens leads the Technical Product Information department at the EVIDENT Technology Center Europe and is a member of the Global Marketing Communications department at Evident. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Münster, Germany, and has worked at Evident since 1997.

Sara Quiñones Gonzalez

Sara Quiñones Gonzalez

Product Manager

Sara Quiñones González has a degree in biotechnology. She worked in several research and clinical laboratories before joining the EVIDENT Technology Center Europe as a product manager. She is responsible for the SLIDEVIEW™ scanner series, including the VS200 research slide scanner.

Dr. Thomas Bauer-Jazayeri

Dr. Thomas Bauer-Jazayeri

Director of Marketing and Sales evorion biotechnologies

Maria Ada Prusicki

Maria Ada Prusicki

Application Specialist, Digital Slide Scanning Systems

Maria Ada Prusicki received her PhD in biology from the University of Hamburg in 2019. During her doctoral studies she focused on live-cell imaging techniques to track plant cell divisions. While pursuing a postdoc, she continued to deepen her knowledge in microscopy techniques. In 2022, Maria became the application specialist for our SLIDEVIEW™ VS200 research slide scanner. Working out of Evident’s Munster, Germany office, Maria provides VS200 application support to our customers worldwide as well as Evident’s global sales and marketing teams.

Taichi Yoshikura

Taichi Yoshikura

Supervisor, Marketing Communications, Life Science Division

Taichi Yoshikura leads the Global Life Science Marketing Communication team at Evident in Tokyo, Japan. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Waseda University and has worked at Evident since 2016.

Takuma Saito

Takuma Saito

Sales, Industrial Microscopes

Takuma Saito has been part of the industrial microscope sales team at Evident in Tokyo, Japan, since 2011. After developing a strong relationship with electronic component manufacturers in Japan, he currently leads the sales development projects for our laser scanning microscope and digital microscope products.

Dr. Yongjie Wang

Dr. Yongjie Wang

Applications Specialist, Life Sciences

Dr. Yongjie Wang is an application specialist for Evident Life Science in Beijing, China. She currently focuses on the scientific applications of advanced microscopy. Dr. Wang received her doctorate degree from the department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Nanjing University.

Koji Nakagawa

Koji Nakagawa

Optical Developer

For 12 years, Koji was involved in the development of digital cameras and oversaw optical system design for imaging lenses. Currently, he works in Evident’s Optical Development division where he develops microscope products. He holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Yamanashi in Japan.

Atsuya Toda

Atsuya Toda

Assistant Manager, Life Science Research Solutions, Global Marketing

Atsuya Toda is an assistant manager for Global Life Science Marketing at Evident. He has more than fifteen years of experience in life science microscopy sales, sales planning, and marketing in Japan. In 2021, he moved to the Global Life Science Marketing team where he is the marketing representative for the APEXVIEW APX100 all-in-one microscope. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Doshisha University, Japan.

Hikaru Mukai

Hikaru Mukai

Life Science Research Marketing Representative

Since joining the company, Hikaru has been responsible for supporting confocal and super-resolution microscopy products, and she has been a member of the Life Science Marketing department since 2022. Hikaru holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tokyo University of Science, Japan.

Jake Jones

Jake Jones

Associate Product Manager, Research Imaging

Jake Jones, PhD is an associate product manager for research imaging at Evident, working with inverted imaging systems, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF), fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP), luminescence, and multiphoton microscopy. As a member of the product management team, Jake works to identify the needs of scientists and researchers and helps provide imaging solutions that match the growing needs of the imaging community. He holds a doctorate in biomedical engineering from the University of Arkansas, where he pursued projects involving biomedical applications of multiphoton microscopy, confocal microscopy, in vivo imaging techniques, and neural network-based image processing.

Avi Smith

Avi Smith

Associate Product Manager, Research Microscopy

Avi Smith is an associate product manager for research microscopy at Evident. He currently supports the product lines for cell culture, confocal spinning disk, and high-content screening software. Before joining Evident, he spent 10 years working in tissue engineering where he focused on developing skin models for drug discovery and development. Avi holds a master’s degree in engineering management from Tufts University.

Buelent Peker

Buelent Peker

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Life Science EMEA

With over 15 years of experience at Evident, Buelent Peker is a skilled specialist in laser scanning microscopy. His interest in microscopy and photonics began during his doctoral studies in physical chemistry, where he conducted research on time-resolved two-photon microscopy, and his passion for this field has persisted ever since. Buelent has been instrumental in introducing our leading-edge laser scanning microscopes to the market and is particularly intrigued by the potential applications of multiphoton systems as well as the customization options for laser scanning systems.

Kaori Hirayama

Kaori Hirayama

Assistant Manager, Life Science Research Solutions, Global Marketing

Kaori Hirayama currently works in the Life Science Marketing department at Evident where she is in charge of marketing customize products. She has over 10 years of experience working in confocal microscopy support. She holds a Bachelor of Hygienic Technology degree from Kitasato University, Japan.

Dr. Peter Su

Dr. Peter Su

Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney

Michel Biocco

Michel Biocco

Head of Sales, Abbelight

Chloé Savard

Chloé Savard

Microbiologist

Chloé Savard, also known as @tardibabe on Instagram, is a microbiologist from Montreal who discovered the world of microscopy three years ago. Formally trained as a musician (she plays the drums), Chloe decided to study microbiology to broaden her horizons and to answer some existential questions she had since childhood. On her @tardibabe Instagram channel, Chloé strives to transform the imperceptible into art while educating and raising awareness about the fragility of microscopic ecosystems. She also loves to experiment with various foods and everyday items.

Makoto Kuwano

Makoto Kuwano

Optical Engineer

Makoto Kuwano has been in charge of microscope product development for 12 years at Evident. He currently works in the Optical Development Division, where he is involved in optical design of objective lenses, development of component products, and development of measurement techniques for product performance. He holds a Master of Science degree from Tohoku University in Japan.

Dr Grace Yuan

Dr Grace Yuan

Application Specialist

Dr. Grace Yuan earned her PhD at the Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She previously worked as a senior scientist in the field of imaging cytometry. Zhenhuan brings her imaging expertise to Evident as an application specialist with a focus on confocal microscopy, multiphoton microscopy, and high-content analysis (HCA).

Shyam Rathod

Shyam Rathod

Photographer

Shyam Rathod holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He works as the deputy executive engineer at the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company (MSETCL) under the Government of Maharashtra, India. He is passionate about photomicrography and has been pursuing this unique art form consistently using his own limited resources. His efforts have earned him international recognition, and he is committed to popularizing this unique blend of art and science through consistent and diligent efforts in refining his images.

Amin El-Heliebi

Amin El-Heliebi


Masatoshi Dehari

Masatoshi Dehari

Life Science Research Solutions, Global Marketing

After working in sales for biological microscopy in top research fields in Japan, Masatoshi brought his expertise to Evident in 2023. As part of the Life Science Global Marketing team, he is responsible for innovative products such as the APEXVIEW™ APX100 all-in-one microscope and the CM30 incubation monitoring system. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Tokyo.

Timo Diekmann

Application Specialist, Evident Technology Center Europe GmbH (ETCE), Germany

After obtaining his master's degree in biochemistry with a strong emphasis on molecular biology in Hannover, Timo moved to Göttingen to pursue a doctorate in the field of microscopy. At the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, he worked on new designs for switchable fluorescent proteins and their application in super resolution microscopy methods. Following the completion of his doctorate in 2019 and a brief postdoc, he joined Evident as an application specialist for our cellSens™ software, scanR high-content screening station, and TruAI™ deep learning technology at ETCE in Münster, supporting customers worldwide.

Kazuhiko Hosono

Kazuhiko Hosono

Manager, Life Science Research Solutions, Global Marketing

Kazuhiko Hosono has a background in biophysics and a Master of Science degree from Waseda University. He joined Evident in 2004 and has over six years of experience in optical development and customized solutions, followed by five years of technical support as a development representative in Hamburg, Germany. After returning to Japan, he joined the global marketing department, where he has been involved in the planning, introduction, and sales expansion of a wide range of life science research products, including confocal laser scanning microscopes, high-performance microscope objectives, and inverted microscope systems.

Gianluca Franco

Gianluca Franco

Territory Manager, Life Science

As territory manager for Evident’s Life Science Center, Italy, for over four years, Gianluca Franco is a skilled specialist with a strong understanding of optical microscopes and analysis techniques. His interest in this field began during university while working on fluorescence microscopy for his master’s thesis in bioengineering and biomedical engineering, and it has persisted ever since. Gianluca provides outstanding support to the team for microscope sales by delivering demonstrations and presentations of advanced imaging systems. He provides support for the growth of the optical microscopy business by identifying and developing new business opportunities.

Britta Frenzel

Britta Frenzel

Associate Product Manager, Research Microscopy

Britta Frenzel has a strong commercial and technical background with a master's in biomedical engineering from Clemson University and several years of experience in the medical device industry. From 2022–2024, Britta supported Evident’s line of benchtop fluorescence microscopes, fixed stage microscopes, and macro zoom fluorescence microscopes on the product management team, where she worked to identify the needs of researchers and provide imaging solutions that match the growing needs of the imaging community.

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Join us on a transformative journey with the FLUOVIEW FV4000 confocal laser scanning microscope. This innovative platform introduces our breakthrough SilVIR™ detector technology that makes it easier than ever to acquire precise, reproducible data.

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Join our webinar for an exclusive virtual demo of the APEXVIEW APX100 digital imaging system.

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In this webinar, we’ll review how polarized light can assist embryologists in different research and clinical applications.

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Good Cell Culture Practice—How to Improve the Reproducibility of Your Experiments

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Dr. Laura Lleras Forero
Product Marketing Manager
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Ines Hartmann
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The life science reproducibility crisis is especially frequent in cell culture studies. In this webinar we will focus on the factors that affect reproducibility in cell culture experiments and on how to control and minimize them. The webinar will take place on June 29 at 10 a.m. EDT/4 p.m. CEST.

EVIDENT Organoid Conference 2023 - Looking Deeper, Capturing Complexities

Join us at this year's virtual Evident Organoid Conference—Looking Deeper, Capturing Complexities on February 8, 2023. Hear from industry leaders on the latest advances and applications in the field of organoids and organ-on-a-chip research. Cell biologists, microscopists, and image analysis experts will share their expertise and answer your questions.

Exceptional Imaging Made Easy: Meet the APEXVIEW™ APX100 All-in-One Microscope

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Atsuya Toda
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Assistant Manager, Marketing and Applications
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Join this webinar to learn more about the features and capabilities of the APX100 microscope and see a live demonstration of the system.

Technology Evaluation: Deciphering Cell-Cell Interactions in a 3D Microenvironment at a Single-Cell Resolution

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Dr. Thomas Bauer-Jazayeri
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Join Thomas to learn how easily you can implement evorion’s advanced microfluidics-based CellCity System to unravel the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cell-to-cell interactions in a 3D microenvironment at a single-cell resolution. Discover Evident and evorion’s joint workflow solution that enables you to find your highly characterized specific cells of interest for high-resolution live-cell imaging using our IXplore™ microscope systems in a user-friendly manner.

FV3000 Red Near-Infrared (NIR) Solutions for Confocal Microscopy | 2 p.m.

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James Lopez
National Applications Manager
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FV3000 Red Near-Infrared (NIR) Solutions for Confocal Microscopy | 10 a.m.

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James Lopez
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In this webinar, Dr. Lopez presents the latest advances in near-infrared (NIR) confocal imaging with the Olympus FV3000 Red confocal laser scanning microscope. NIR imaging provides new opportunities for deeper imaging, more complex multiplexing, and gentler live cell imaging. Tune in to learn more about our FV3000 Red system’s unique technology providing novel NIR imaging capabilities.

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Olympus Bioimaging Conference: Exploring New Dimensions | 3-Day Virtual Event | March 9–11, 2022

Bioimaging is an essential tool used to image and analyze cells, tissues, and molecules in fields such as drug discovery, diagnostics, life science, and clinical research. Rapid advances in imaging technology have enabled researchers to visualize and quantify specimens in ways that were, until recently, impossible. With the advent of technologies such as super-resolution and AI-assisted imaging, researchers can now clearly observe their specimens on the nanometer scale and have access to stress-free, accurate data analysis. The objective of this virtual conference is to explore and understand recent innovations in light microscopy bioimaging technologies. Over the 3-day event, our expert speakers will discuss topics such as super-resolution microscopy, F-techniques including FRAP and FRET, and novel probes.

Whole-Brain Functional Calcium Imaging Using Light Sheet Microscopy

Experts
Ruben Portugues
Institute of Neuroscience
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Light sheet microscopy is a powerful technique to perform fast volumetric imaging. I will talk about how we use it to investigate how the brain of a small vertebrate, the larval zebrafish, works. In our laboratory at the Technical University of Munich, we are interested in how the brain processes external sensory stimuli and uses internal states and past experiences to select appropriate behavior. In order to do this, we image the activity of almost all 100,000 neurons in the brain of larval zebrafish while we present the animals with stimuli and monitor their behavior. I will also discuss the data processing steps after acquiring these large datasets.

Product Demo: SLIDEVIEW™ VS200 Research Slide Scanner

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Wei Juan Wong
Application Specialist
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In this product demo you will learn how to capture high-resolution images of your slides for quantitative analysis, enabling you to make the most of the information your slides have to offer. Easily analyze, share, and archive your data with the SLIDEVIEW VS200 digital slide scanner. Join this session and learn how to achieve more in less lead time.

Product Demo: SLIDEVIEW™ VS200 Research Slide Scanner

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Chunsong Yan
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The Olympus SLIDEVIEW VS200 research slide scanner captures high-quality virtual slide images and enables advanced quantitative image analysis. Reliable virtual slide data can be acquired with as few as two clicks. Highly versatile, the SLIDEVIEW VS200 slide scanner supports five observation methods and a wide range of sample sizes for use in various applications. Its automatic slide loader accommodates many slide glasses, helping increase experiment efficiency.

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Alfonso J. Schmidt
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The skin is the first line of defense and the immune system’s biggest barrier for combating pathogens. Being able to accurately characterize and identify immune cell subtypes, tissues structures, and cell distribution in the skin under steady-state conditions provides a powerful tool for understanding the first immunological strategies and biological processes that occur in the presence of pathogens. In this webinar we will review technical aspects involved in the experimental process and explore how complementary imaging technologies might assist us to better understand the immune system. The presentation is divided into three parts. First, an introduction of the Hugh Green Cytometry Centre will be presented and an overview of the histology and bioimaging technological platforms available. Second, the multiplexing methodology will be discussed, where several topics need to be considered for the design and development of a successful polychromatic panel for microscopy. Finally, preliminary results from a research project will be presented that constitutes part of a diploma program from The Royal Microscopical Society. The project focuses on the identification of immune cell types in the whole mount skin in relation to tissues structures (e.g., blood vessels and lymphatic network). It also centers on the immune cells’ distribution in the tissue as a first barrier of defense against pathogens.

Recent Advances in 3D Imaging and AI-Driven Data Analysis

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Seungil Kim
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Sandrine Roy
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The Olympus VS200 digital slide scanner has been very well received since its release in March 2020. With a reliable, flexible, and customizable design, the system has been adopted by various industries including research, geology, and many others. View this session to find out more and see examples of samples scanned using this popular addition to the Olympus product range.

Metabolic Imaging in Langerhans Human Islets with MPE and FLIM

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Francesco Cardarelli
Associate Professor in Applied Physics
Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa
Capturing life (mis)regulation at the nanoscale is a crucial challenge for present and future biophysics. At this scale, the main actors are the molecules. To successfully tackle molecular behavior within living matter, optical microscopy is a valuable methodological platform: by using fluorescence as the signal, spatial and temporal details of molecular processes can be investigated quantitatively. The physiopathology of beta-cell response to glucose stimulation will be used as case study of biological/biomedical interest. The metabolic traits of beta cells will be highlighted using a straightforward combination of multiphoton microscopy, fluorescence lifetime imaging, and feedback-based orbital tracking of sub-cellular nanostructures.

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Osnabrück University
In-vivo tracking based on harmonic nanoparticles is so far not exploited because of a lack of an appropriate tool—a widefield nonlinear optical microscope. Here, we present a new approach to overcome this challenge based on a redesign of laser space parameters.

Hyperspectral and Brightfield Imaging Combined with Deep Learning Uncover Hidden Regularities of Colors and Patterns in Cells and Tissues

Experts
Ewa Goldys
Deputy Director
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Nanoscale Biophotonics
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics draws on key advances of the 21st century, nanoscience, and photonics to help understand life at the molecular level. In this presentation, next-generation technologies developed in our Centre for probing, imaging, and interacting with the living systems will be discussed. These address the key challenges of ultrasensitive detection of key analytes in real complex environments and molecular complexity, and they support both novel therapies and diagnostics.

Product Demo: FLUOVIEW™ FV3000 Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope

Experts
James Lopez
National Applications Manager
Olympus America Inc.
Join James Lopez, PhD, National Applications Manager to see how the FV3000 confocal laser microscope can expand your research possibilities and help you get more data from your samples.

Product Demo: FLUOVIEW™ FV3000 Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope

Experts
Bülent Peker
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Evident
Join Bülent Peker, Senior Product Marketing Manager to see how the FV3000 confocal laser microscope can expand your research possibilities and help you get more data from your samples.

Evolution of Scientific Digital Imaging Technologies and their Applications

Experts
Lin Guo
Manager, Product and Application Life Science Department Scientific Solutions Business Division
Olympus Singapore
In this talk, Dr. Lin covers some critical facts about scientific digital cameras. He also discusses the evolution of these cameras, the solutions that Olympus offers, and how they are used in current advanced microscopy systems for various applications.

Deep Learning Approaches to Automated Phenotypic Profiling

Experts
Jesse Chao
Scientist
Sunnybrook Research Institute
Quantifying cellular phenotypes is the key to all cell biology studies. However, modern imaging techniques can easily generate more data than an average user can comfortably handle. In this presentation, Dr. Chao discusses two deep learning approaches, one semi-supervised and one supervised, for building image analysis pipelines. Either approach can be run on a free cloud GPU instance.

Deconvolution of 3D Image Stacks

Experts
Heiko Gäthje
Senior Trainer, Training Academy
Olympus Europa
Images taken with a light microscope are never true representations of the specimen. Error sources, which have to be controlled, are sample preparation and staining protocols as well as optical aberrations and limitations of microscope and digital camera.

Confocal Microscopy and Its Use for a Spaceflight Experiment

Experts
Bob McLean
Regents’ Professor
Texas State University
Spaceflight experiments represent a rare but exciting scientific opportunity. Unlike most lab experiments, in which protocols can be quickly modified, limitations on crew time and availability of supplies are notable factors. Unanticipated changes to launch and reentry schedules are also an issue. The experimental apparatus and protocols used must be able to function in a microgravity setting, while also resisting the g-forces and vibrations during launch and landing. During this presentation, Dr. McLean will go over the experimental planning and use of confocal and electron microscopy approaches and analyses during a recent spaceflight experiment that flew on Space X-21 from 12/6/20 – 1/14/21.

Accelerating Image Analysis with TruAI™ Deep Learning Technology

Experts
Manoel Veiga
Application Specialist, Life Science Research
Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions
In this tech talk, through a collection of examples measured with our live cell imaging systems, high-content screening station, and whole slide scanner, you will see what TruAI technology can do for your research and get a preview of what is coming next.

A New Way of Thinking—Object Detection with Deep Learning

Experts
Akira Saito
Assistant Manager, Marketing and Applications
Olympus Singapore
In this session, we will discuss object segmentation with deep learning and its applications in life science. We will also demo Olympus deep-learning software.

ICSI - How to improve your technique

Experts
Dr. Nuno Costa-Borges
Embryologist and Co-founder of Embryotools
In this webinar, expert embryologist Nuno Costa-Borges will discuss how current success rates of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) vary - and explore how labs can optimize, evaluate and standardize to provide the best possible quality of treatment.
NoviSight™ Demonstration: 3D Image Analysis and Statistical Software for Organoids and Spheroids

NoviSight™ Demonstration: 3D Image Analysis and Statistical Software for Organoids and Spheroids

Experts
Hiroya Ishihara
Applications Scientist
Olympus Technologies Asia, Olympus Corporation
Three-dimensional cell culture models such as patient-derived organoids (PDO) and spheroids have increased in popularity because they can provide a 3D microenvironment that more closely reproduces in vivo conditions compared to 2D monolayer culture. Phenotypic and functional heterogeneity arise among cancer cells within the same tumor because of genetic change, environmental differences and reversible changes in cell properties. Therefore, evaluation of cell-specific responses is important for accurate prediction of drug efficacy and kinetics in vivo.
Study the Function of Stromal Cells through Intestinal Organoid Co-Culture Technology

Study the Function of Stromal Cells through Intestinal Organoid Co-Culture Technology

Experts
Dr. Ningbo Wu
Associate Professor
Shanghai Institute of Immunology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
For a long period of time, intestinal mesenchymal stromal cells have been considered as a relatively simple and homogeneous group of cells. With the help of single cell transcriptomics studies, it has now been clear that these cells are quite complex and heterogeneous. However, the detailed cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the function of these cells remains poorly understood. Therefore, the ability to perturb and evaluate the function of these stromal cells is critical to the understanding of intestinal stem cell niche and the etiology of the inflammatory bowel diseases and colitis associated colorectal cancer.
An In Vitro System for Evaluating Anticancer Drugs Using Patient-Derived Tumor Organoids

An In Vitro System for Evaluating Anticancer Drugs Using Patient-Derived Tumor Organoids

Experts
Dr. Motoki Takagi
Professor
Medical-Industrial Translational Research Center, Fukushima Medical University
Patient-derived tumor organoids (PDOs) represent a promising preclinical cancer model that better replicates disease, compared with traditional cell culture models. We have established a novel series of patient-derived tumor organoids (PDOs) from various types of tumor tissues from the Fukushima Translational Research Project, which are designated as Fukushima (F)-PDOs. F-PDOs could be cultured for >6 months and formed cell clusters with similar morphologies to their source tumors. Comparative histological and comprehensive gene-expression analyses also demonstrated that the characteristics of PDOs were similar to those of their source tumors, even following long-term expansion in culture. In addition, suitable high-throughput assay systems were constructed for each F-PDO in 96- and 384-well plate formats.
3D Segmentation for Fluorescence Images: From Qualitative to Quantitative

3D Segmentation for Fluorescence Images: From Qualitative to Quantitative

Experts
Dr. Yu Weimiao
Head of Computational & Molecular Pathology Lab (CMPL) Agency of Science
Technology and Research
Cells are 3D functional elements in biology science and they are actively moving to perform their functions. Collective cell migration is appreciated as an important model for the understanding of the mechanism governing the cell movement in Vivo and in Vitro. It is a highly kinetic process involved in immune response, wound healing, tissue development and cancer metastasis. Recent decades have seen the fast development of various optical imaging techniques with excellent spatial-temporal resolution, dimensionality and scale. The generation of novel probes have also allowed us to acquire the movies of migrating cells with specific proteins/molecules. However, we lack of advanced solution to analyse such high-content and highly dynamic images/videos.
Prostate Cell Lineage Hierarchy and Plasticity

Prostate Cell Lineage Hierarchy and Plasticity

Experts
Dr. Dong Gao
Principal Investigator
Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide and also the second leading cause of cancer-related death in males in Western countries. Although the majority of human primary prostate cancers have a luminal phenotype, both basal cells and luminal cells can serve as cellular origins of prostate cancer in model systems. However, the stem cell-like plasticity of defined prostate epithelial cells and the cellular origin of prostate cancer under physiological conditions have not been identified. Recently, prostate basal and luminal cell populations were both shown to be self-sustaining, and both cell types could initiate prostate cancer. However, the oncogenic transformation of basal cells requires basal to luminal cell transition. In addition, luminal cells were shown to have greater tendency to be the cells of origin for prostate cancer in some contexts.
Investigating Spheroid Architecture Using the FV3000 Confocal Microscope

Investigating Spheroid Architecture Using the FV3000 Confocal Microscope

Experts
Ms. Gency Gunasingh
Research Assistant
The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Phenotypic tumour heterogeneity arising due to differentially cycling cell populations has been implicated in increased therapy resistance. This phenomenon cannot be assessed in adherent cell culture, where microenvironmental conditions are homogeneous. Thus, we utilise melanoma spheroids to model the 3D tumour microenvironment including the extracellular matrix (ECM) and study spheroid structure, necrotic region, individual cell arrangement within and gene expression patterns. We achieve this by exploiting the fluorescence ubiquitination cell cycle indicator (FUCCI) system to monitor cell cycle stages as a surrogate marker for phenotypic tumour heterogeneity, tissue clearing and confocal microscopy using FV3000.
Advances in 3D Optical Imaging Technologies: An Overview

Advances in 3D Optical Imaging Technologies: An Overview

Experts
Mr. Srivats Hariharan
Manager, Applications and Marketing
Olympus Singapore
With rapid development in fluorescent proteins, synthetic fluorochromes, and digital imaging, advanced 3D imaging technologies are now available to investigators to provide critical insights into the fundamental nature of cellular and tissue functions. 3D and 4D imaging systems have become very common tools among biologists. However, there are several technical challenges and limitations in performing successful 3D and 4D imaging. Olympus has developed a wide range of 3D imaging microscopes to overcome these challenges and to satisfy the requirements of researchers across different disciplines.
3D Microscopy: Understanding the Give and Take on Instrument Performance to Enable Informed Decisions

3D Microscopy: Understanding the Give and Take on Instrument Performance to Enable Informed Decisions

Experts
Dr. Graham Wright
Acting Director
Research Support Centre (RSC), A*STAR, Singapore
Biologists have a significant toolbox at their disposal when it comes to microscopically imaging 3D samples, such as organoids. From widefield microscopy to confocal, superresolution, multiphoton and lightsheet, each have their own set of pros and cons that must be carefully considered before making an informed choice on the most suitable to address your biological question. Often a correlative approach is required, applying several techniques to address the question from different perspectives. It is also crucial to consider the method of sample preparation and optimise each of the potential steps which can include fixation, permeabilisation, labelling and mounting. Further, the images generated by all techniques can be enhanced with post-processing techniques, such as deconvolution, which can enable or help to improve subsequent image analysis and interpretation.
Tissue Optical Clearing Imaging: From In Vitro to In Vivo

Tissue Optical Clearing Imaging: From In Vitro to In Vivo

Experts
Dr. Dan Zhu
Professor
Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Biomedical optical Imaging, as a powerful tool has been applied for observing biomedical tissue structural and functional information with high resolution and contrast unattainable by any other method. However, the high scattering of turbid biological tissues limits the penetration of light, leading to strongly decreased imaging resolution and contrast as light propagates deeper into the tissue. Fortunately, novel tissue optical clearing technique provide a way for reducing the scattering of tissue and improving the optical imaging quality. This presentation will introduce our progress from in vitro and in vivo of tissue optical clearing imaging, including developing in vitro optical clearing methods, such as FDISCO and MACS. Meanwhile, we will also demonstrate in vivo skull/skin optical clearing window for imaging structural and functional of cutaneous / cortical vascular and cells, also manipulating cortical vasculature.
Utilizing Tumoroids to Explore Anti-Tumor Immunity in Rectal Cancer

Utilizing Tumoroids to Explore Anti-Tumor Immunity in Rectal Cancer

Experts
Dr. Kasmira Wilson
Researcher
Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation
Globally colorectal cancer is a significant public health burden. It is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and fourth leading cause of cancer related deaths in the world. A subset of patients diagnosed with rectal cancer require neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) prior to surgery. However, there is a spectrum of response to this therapy with only 10-20% of patients achieving a complete pathological response. In addition, 20-40% of patients will demonstrate no response to this treatment. There is currently no method that predicts how a patient will respond to NACRT accurately. In order to investigate the mechanisms underpinning how patients respond to therapy, patient derived tumouroids have been utilised. These personalised in vitro three-dimensional tumour models recapitulate the in vivo tumour of origin genotypically. The Ramsay laboratory (Peter MacCallum, Melbourne) has successfully co-cultured patient-matched rectal cancer tumouroids with tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (TILS) in a novel in vitro assay, preliminary data generated suggests this assay has the ability to predict the response of a patient to treatment with NACRT prior to instigation of neo-adjuvant therapy. This assay provides a pre-clinical platform that encapsulates the hosts immune response toward their tumour. However, manual analysis of the data generated from this assay is time consuming and limits the clinical utility of this platform. Machine-based learning to develop artificial neural networks capable of analysing data produced from the killing assay has been developed to automate analysis. Automated analysis utilising artificial neural networks is a feasible approach to expedite the processing of data generated from the cytotoxic killing assays and will improve the clinical utility of this platform to direct personalised patient therapy.
Converting from 2D to 3D: Bio-Techne Solutions for Your 3D Culture

Converting from 2D to 3D: Bio-Techne Solutions for Your 3D Culture

Experts
Dr. Xiaotong Cui
Field Application Specialist
Bio-Techne
Organoid and three-dimensional (3D) cell culture are emerging as pivotal systems for understanding human organ development, modeling disease, screening for drug efficacy or toxicity, and investigating personalized medicine. Usually they are derived from primary tissue, embryonic stem cells (ESCs), or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are capable of self-renewal and differentiation.

Culture and Quantitative 3D Imaging of Organoids: Challenges and Solutions

Experts
Dr. Anne Beghin
Assistant Professor, Research Mechanobiology Institute
National University of Singapore
Turning organoids into impactful translational models includes being able to culture them and assess those that develop robustly with physiologically relevant architecture. However, quantitative comparisons and statistical analysis at high content, which are mandatory to describe the complexity of such multicellular 3D objects are not possible owing to the lack of high-throughput 3D imaging methods. We have thus engineered a versatile High Content Screening (HCS) device to streamline all the steps of organoid culture to exploit its potential in morphogenesis understanding. Our approach comprises a new generation of versatile scaffolding cell culture multiwell chips with embedded optical components (= lighting JeWells) that enables rapid 3D imaging.

A Smarter Approach to Culturing and Nurturing Your Cells

Experts
Shogo Usui
Product Leader
In this webinar, expert Shogo Usui will discuss the current challenges in cell culture techniques and explore how the CM20 system can accelerate your research with an improved cell culture process.

Modern Slide Scanning: Single-cell Phenotyping on Fixed Samples (Encore Edition)

Experts
Flavio Giacobone
Strategic Marketing Manager
Alec De Grand
Product Manager
Angela Vasaturo
Senior Field Application Scientist, Ultivue, Inc.
Get another chance to learn about the latest generation of slide scanners on November 18, when we replay our webinar with our Olympus experts Flavio and Alec. In this webinar, our experts will discuss how modern slide scanners can be a workhorse for your applications and how multiplexing can reveal much more information from a slide. With a guest expert from Ultivue, you’ll learn how single-cell phenotyping can dramatically improve the understanding of the dynamics in a sample, even if it is a fixed slide.
Olympus Discovery Summit

Olympus Discovery Summit: Advance Your Imaging | October 26–27, 2021

During two full days of virtual presentations, join your peers as they discuss the ways they are using imaging techniques to advance their research. You can also attend live product demos and tech talks from Olympus experts.

To the Diffraction Limit and Beyond: The Nanoscale Organization of Axo-Axonic Synapses | 2 p.m.

Experts
Benjamin Compans, Ph.D.
Marie Curie Research Fellow
Here we use super-resolution microscopy to decipher the precise molecular organization of axo-axonic synapses and its modifications during activity-dependent forms of plasticity.

To the Diffraction Limit and Beyond: The Nanoscale Organization of Axo-Axonic Synapses | 10 a.m.

Experts
Benjamin Compans, Ph.D.
Marie Curie Research Fellow
Here we use super-resolution microscopy to decipher the precise molecular organization of axo-axonic synapses and its modifications during activity-dependent forms of plasticity.

Light Sheet Microscopy – New multi-resolution and -color imaging methods

Experts
Irina Rakotoson
Life Science Product Manager, PhaseView
Join Irina to discover an easy and effective method to obtain perfect multi-color, multi-resolution imaging in Light Sheet Microscopy (LSM) for 3D fluorescence imaging. In this webinar you’ll learn about the challenges of multi-color channel acquisition in LSM and how to correct chromatic shifts for clean and crisp images.
Olympus Organoid Conference: Think Deep, See Deeper | 3-Day Virtual Event | September 7-9, 2021

Olympus Organoid Conference: Think Deep, See Deeper | 3-Day Virtual Event | September 7-9, 2021

From 7 – 9 September, learn from Olympus microscope users and technology partners on how they can support your scientific research. Cell Biologists, Microscopists and Image analysis experts will share their experiences and answer your questions.

Create a Smarter Cell Culture Workflow

Experts
Joanna Hawryluk
Product Manager
In this webinar, expert Joanna Hawryluk explores how the OLYMPUS Provi™ CM20 incubation monitoring system can help improve the health and stability of cell cultures through machine learning. With the aid of AI, the CM20 monitor automatically measures cell conditions using constant analysis parameters to provide quantitative data—all while your cultures remain safely in the incubator.

Digital Image Processing: Point and Local Operation Filters (Encore Edition)

Experts
Heiko Gäthje
Senior Trainer, Training Academy
Olympus Europa
Want to get a better understanding of digital image processing techniques? Then watch our Ask the Experts webinar rerun on July 29, where we discuss how point and local operation filters can be used to control sources of error such as noise or low contrast in microscopy images. As well as exploring the mathematics behind image processing techniques such as segmentation, extraction and thresholding, our expert Heiko will also discuss the ethics of image processing – helping you judge whether specific techniques are allowed.
Depth Matters: Transforming Biology for More Realistic and Meaningful Pursuits

Depth Matters: Transforming Biology for More Realistic and Meaningful Pursuits

Experts
Dr. Gowri Balachander
Research Fellow, Translation Mechanobiology lab, National University of Singapore
Improvements to in vitro three-dimensional (3D) models are making them increasingly better at mimicking in vivo-like cellular behavior. Every tissue presents a distinct microenvironment with a unique blend of biochemical and biophysical components that dictate cellular behavior. Recreation of critical features of tissues that nurtures recapitulation of in vivo-like cellular behavior is the essence of an effective 3D model. In this webinar, through specific examples of 3D models for tissue development and cancer, we will revisit the fundamental principles of designing 3D models that can effectively recapitulate critical features of the tissues in vitro and applications of such models in mechanistic studies and drug testing. Our work also highlights the importance of 3D imaging systems, such as laser scanning confocal microscopes, which are necessary for such work.

Microscope Objectives—Where the Magic Happens (Encore Edition)

Experts
Klaus Willeke
Product Marketing Manager
Lauren Alvarenga
Product Manager, Life Science Microscopy
Get another chance to learn about cutting-edge microscope technology on July 8th, when we replay our webinar with Olympus microscope experts Lauren and Klaus. In this webinar, the experts will discuss how objectives affect image quality and highlight why good optics are so important in complex microscope systems. The webinar also covers how progress in lens manufacturing technology is transforming the capability of advanced microscopy systems, and explores how versatile new lenses are enhancing applications including whole slide imaging, super resolution systems, and laser scanning microscopy.

Three-Dimensional High-Throughput Image Analysis of Patient-Derived Organoids and Spheroids

Experts
Hiroya Ishihara
Applications Scientist
Olympus Technologies Asia, Olympus Corporation
Organoids and spheroids can more faithfully reproduce in vivo conditions, and imaging-based analysis can monitor cell-specific responses with high spatial resolution. Therefore, we have been developing imaging-based three-dimensional analysis and drug evaluation methods using patient-derived cancer organoids and spheroids.
Olympus Discovery Summit—Looking Forward: A New Era of Research

Olympus Discovery Summit—Looking Forward: A New Era of Research

The Olympus Discovery Summit, held in April, featured microscopists and imaging experts sharing about advances in technology and research. Experience or relive this free three-day virtual event by watching the webinars on demand. Hear from your peers and learn about topics, including best practices for a post-pandemic workplace, emerging technologies, next-generation models for research, and more!

Digital Image Processing Part 2: Advanced Image Processing Filter

Experts
Heiko Gäthje
Senior Trainer, Training Academy
Olympus Europa
In our first webinar on this topic, we learnt that images taken with a light microscope are never quite a perfect reflection of our samples. There are always sources of error, and as we can only minimize such errors, the raw data of an imaging experiment will often need some digital image processing before final image analysis.
ICSI—Past, Present & Future

ICSI—Past, Present & Future

Experts
Dr. Hrishikesh Pai
Medical Director, Bloom IVF Group
In this webinar, Dr. Pai will be sharing on what’s new in the management of male infertility with special focus on Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). He will be describing the latest diagnostic modalities in male infertility especially sperm DNA fragmentation, genetic testing, cryotozoospermia and microsurgical TESA in cases of non-instructive azoospermia.

Microscope Objectives—Where the Magic Happens

Experts
Ganesh Kadasoor
Application Specialist at Olympus Medical Systems India Ltd
Wei Juan Wong
Application Specialist
Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions
In this webinar, Olympus microscope experts Ganesh and Wei Juan discuss the importance of good optics in a complex microscope system and what optical features are important for high final image quality.

Microscope Objectives—Where the Magic Happens

Experts
Klaus Willeke
Product Marketing Manager
Lauren Alvarenga
Product Manager, Life Science Microscopy
In this webinar, Lauren and Klaus would like to emphasize the importance of good optics in a complex system like a microscope. They will discuss different aspects which are important for the final image quality.
High-Content Screening: Customized Analysis Made Easy

High-Content Screening: Customized Analysis Made Easy

Experts
Manoel Veiga
Application Specialist, Life Science Research
Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions
Shohei Imamura
Strategic Project Manager, Regenerative Medicine and Drug Discovery Solutions
In this webinar, Manoel and Shohei, our deep learning and high-content screening experts, will introduce the scanR system’s assay builder. The scanR system is Olympus’ dedicated high-content screening platform with a unique sample navigation approach and analysis inspired by flow cytometry.
Think Deep, See Deeper with Near-Infrared Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope

Think Deep, See Deeper with Near-Infrared Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope

Experts
Chunsong Yan
Business Development Manager, Life Science
Olympus Australia & New Zealand
Srivats Hariharan
Manager, Product and Application at Olympus Singapore
If you’re interested in having more fluorescent markers in your sample, imaging deeper into your sample at high resolution, and conducting live cell imaging with minimal phototoxicity, check out this on-demand webinar from Olympus imaging experts.
Digital Image Processing: Point and Local Operation Filters

Digital Image Processing: Point and Local Operation Filters

Experts
Heiko Gäthje
Senior Trainer, Training Academy
Olympus Europa
Takeo Ogama
Senior Product and Strategy Planner and Product Manager
Images captured with a light microscope are never true representations of the specimen; there are always sources of error that must be controlled. In this webinar, we will discuss how these sources of error can be managed.
Live Cell Super Resolution Imaging: The Big Picture of Small Things

Live Cell Super Resolution Imaging: The Big Picture of Small Things

Experts
Chunsong Yan
Business Development Manager, Life Science
Olympus Australia & New Zealand
Lauren Alvarenga
Product Manager, Life Science Microscopy
Stefan Marawske
Senior Sales Specialist, High-End Life Science Systems
Olympus Europa
In this webinar, Olympus imaging experts Stefan, Lauren, and Chunsong will discuss how to more easily create super resolution images.
Light Sheet Microscopy for Deeper Insight into Life

Light Sheet Microscopy for Deeper Insight into Life

Experts
Irina Rakotoson
Life Science Product Manager, PhaseView
In this webinar, you’ll learn how the Alpha3 light sheet microscope combines very thin optical sectioning and high-quality Olympus optics for high-resolution 3D imaging of both live and fixed biological samples.
Imaging Multiple Subcellular Structures at the Nanometer Scale in 3D

Imaging Multiple Subcellular Structures at the Nanometer Scale in 3D

Experts
Dr. Nicolas Bourg
Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of Abbelight
Join Dr. Nicolas Bourg, the co-founder of Abbelight, as he discusses how fast and easy it can be to obtain high-quality, reliable, and understandable single-molecule images of your samples with 15 nm resolution in 3D.
FluidFM: A Novel Approach to CRISPR Gene Editing by Direct Intra-Nuclear Delivery

FluidFM: A Novel Approach to CRISPR Gene Editing by Direct Intra-Nuclear Delivery

Experts
In this webinar, Paul Monnier from Cytosurge will show you how to overcome one of the biggest challenges in gene editing: delivery of the genetic material into the nucleus. Paul will discuss the FluidFM nanosyringe that can gently pierce the nuclear envelope to deliver reagents directly into the nucleus.
3D Assays: Intelligent Software, Insightful Analyses

3D Assays: Intelligent Software, Insightful Analyses

Experts
Daniel Bemmerl
Area Manager, High-End Microscopy Systems
Shohei Imamura
Strategic Project Manager, Regenerative Medicine and Drug Discovery Solutions
In this webinar, we discuss how to obtain the best statistical data for spheroids and microplate-based assays. These data can help you quantify the response of a 3D model to a compound and makes it easier to compare the effect of different treatments, such as varying concentrations.
Modern Slide Scanning: Single-cell Phenotyping on Fixed Samples

Modern Slide Scanning: Single-cell Phenotyping on Fixed Samples

Experts
Alec De Grand
Product Manager
Flavio Giacobone
Strategic Marketing Manager
Learn about the latest generation of slide scanners in this on-demand webinar. Our experts will discuss how modern slide scanners can be a workhorse for your applications and how multiplexing can reveal much more information from a slide. With a guest expert from Ultivue, you’ll learn how single-cell phenotyping can dramatically improve the understanding of the dynamics in a sample, even if it is a fixed slide.
Multiplexing and Deep Tissue Imaging with Near-Infrared Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy

Multiplexing and Deep Tissue Imaging with Near-Infrared Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy

Experts
Bülent Peker
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Evident
Rebecca Bonfig
Product Manager, Confocal Microscopy
In this webinar, you’ll learn about fluorescence multiplexing and deep tissue imaging using near-infrared (NIR) laser light.
Deep Learning: Opening Doors to New Applications

Deep Learning: Opening Doors to New Applications

Experts
Kathy Lindsley
Application Specialist, Life Science Applications
Manoel Veiga
Application Specialist, Life Science Research
Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions
Join Manoel and Kathy as they explain how to unleash the power of deep learning to tackle challenging image analysis tasks.
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