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UltraMicroscope User Meeting
Light Sheet Microscopy, Sample Clearing, Data Processing
20th - 22nd March 2018
Essen, Germany

Dear UltraMicroscope User

The second UltraMicroscope User Meeting will take place at "Haus der Technik" in Essen, 20th - 22nd March 2018. Participants are cordially invited to join with all active and prospective UltraMicroscope users in a forum on the latest developments in light sheet microscopy.
With this scientific gathering we want to foster the exchange of thoughts, experiences and views on this emerging and very active research field. The meeting will combine scientific talks and discussions with practical demonstrations and workshops. The aim is to create a living network between users and those interested in the field. Some of the most challenging questions regarding sample preparation, hardware and data handling will be addressed by the attendees.
 An international group of speakers will provide the backbone for the meeting.

Confirmed speakers :

Tobias Pietzsch
Serge van der Pavert
Friedemann Kiefer

As a practical part of the meeting, there will be the following workshops:

Sample Clearing
UM I  - imaging and alignment
UM II - imaging and alignment
Software - ImSpector
Software - Imaris

Further information on registration, program and accommodation will follow.

LaVision BioTec GmbH
Astastr. 14
33617 Bielefeld

Tel: +49 / (0)521 91 51 39 0

Call for Abstracts
Submission Deadline: January 16, 2018

We welcome your abstracts for  oral presentations, and scientific posters. The  submission period ends at January 16, 2018. All submissions should be made online.

Oral Presentations
Oral presentations provide authors the opportunity to share their work in brief oral presentations.
  • Each presentation is limited to 20 minutes and followed by a five-minute question and answer period.
  • These abstracts are limited to 300 words.

Poster Presentations
The poster session provides an interactive forum for authors to discuss their work.
  • Presenters will be assigned locations to put up their posters, which will be organized by topic.
  • Poster boards and pushpins will be supplied, and posters should be attached to the boards for display.
  • Presenters are encouraged to bring 1-page handouts to accompany their posters.
  • Poster presentation abstracts are limited to 300 words.

Submission Options
  • Authors must submit abstracts as “Oral Presentation Only,” or “Poster Presentation Only.”
  • The number of oral presentations at the conference will be limited, so this option should  be used selectively.
  • We may propose an alternative  presentation format, based on the available times in the conference  program.

Submission Instructions
All abstracts must be submitted online. The online system will be open from August 1, 2017 through January 16, 2018.
  • Abstracts are limited to one page.
  • Please specify the submission category: “Oral Presentation,” or “Poster Presentation.”
  • All abstracts must be formatted with 0.75 inch margins all around,  11-pt font size or larger for narrative text, and 10-pt font size or  larger for table and figure legends.
  • Abstracts must use one of the following serif font styles: Times New Roman, Georgia, Helvetica, or Times.
  • The following information must be included in the submitted  abstract: presentation/panel title; all author(s)' identifying  information, including names, degrees, and institutional affiliations;  SciTS topic (see list of topics below); 3 to 5 keywords; and narrative  text. Narrative text may include tables and/or figures providing the  submission stays within page limits.
  • Abstracts must be submitted as PDF files.
  • Please use the following naming convention for the file name:  CorAuthorLastName_First Name_Topic.pdf (ex. Smith_James_Teams.pdf).
  • Refer to the template and list of SciTS Topics provided below for more information.

  • Acceptance notifications will be made by April 17th, 2017.
  • Presenting authors are responsible for registration, travel, and hotel costs.
  • Abstracts will be compiled and made available to participants.
  • Any presenter who is unable to attend should arrange for another  qualified individual to present the paper/poster in question. If such a  change is necessary, please notify the Conference Chair, Steve Fiore at

Abstract Template
Corresponding Author
,  Degree(s), Unit(s), Institution, City, State/Province/District, Country;  Author #2, Degree(s), Unit(s), Institution, City,  State/Province/District, Country; Author #N, Degree(s), Unit(s),  Institution, City, State/Province/District, Country
Corresponding Author Contact Information
: List three to five keywords each separated by semi-colons.
:  Narrative text. Tables and figures may be included provided the  abstract stays within the page limit. Avoid using jargon and acronyms.  Consider including the following information in the abstract, when  relevant:
  • Objective, problem under investigation, hypothesis or research goal
  • Description of research methods
  • Summary of findings
  • Statement of how the research advances the SciTS field

SciTS Topics
Topics related to the study of team science include, but are not limited to:
  • Big Data
  • Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing
  • Collaborative Readiness and Antecedents
  • Communication
  • Data visualization
  • Distributed/Virtual Teams
  • Diversity on Teams (e.g., cultural, gender, discipline)
  • Disciplinary Diversity on Teams
  • Teaching Team Science Principles
  • Environmental Influences on Teams (e.g., organizational factors, physical environment)
  • Evaluation of Team Processes & Outcomes
  • Funding Strategies
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Institutional Policies
  • Leadership for Effective Team Science
  • Learning & Knowledge Networks
  • Inter/Transdisciplinary Approaches
  • Methods for Science of Team Science Research
  • Multi-level/Systems Approaches
  • Multiteam Systems
  • Networks
  • Open Science
  • Organization/Management Factors
  • Promoting Team Science Values and Awareness
  • Research Networking
  • Sociotechnical systems
  • Team Assembly
  • Team Composition
  • Team Dynamics
  • Team Macro-cognition
  • Team Science in the Clinical Translational Science Institutes (CTSI)
  • Team Types/Typology
  • Theoretical and Philosophical Approaches
  • Training & Professional Development
  • Transdisciplinary Teams
  • Translational Science Team

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