China-Sweden Joint Symposium on Optical Visualization and Manipulation of Cellular Processes was held at Zhou Yi Qing Building of Science and Technology from November 15th to 16th. This academic activity was hosted by College of Biomedical Engineering & Instrument Science, and was jointly funded by the Information Department of Zhejiang University, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the 973 Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Swedish STINT Foundation. Several well-known professors from Sweden, U.S., South Korea and Hong Kong were invited to the lectures. The lecturers include Academician Shumin Duan from Zhejiang University, Prof. Liangyi Chen from Beijing University, Prof. Liting Duan from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof. Derek Toomre from Yale University, Prof. Won Do Heo from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Associate Prof. Sebastian Barg and Associate Prof. Olof Idevall-Hagren from Uppsala University, Associate Prof. Karin Stenkula from Lund University and postdoctoral and postgraduate students from their teams. The symposium had 15 academic reports and had attracted more than 100 participants.
The lectures were co-chaired by Associate Prof. Yingke Xu and Associate Prof. Olof Idevall, Ms. Ying Xu from Office of Global Engagement and Dr. Erik Forsberg from Swedish STINT Foundation delivered opening speeches to welcome everyone. During symposium, scholars shared the latest applications of optical ultra-high resolution imaging technology and optogenetics manipulation technology in single cells and animals, especially in cell metabolism and neuroscience research. Many post-doctoral and postgraduate students also showed their own research results. Scholars have fully communicated and exchanged their thoughts.
This academic activity has created a platform for experts and scholars in the fields of optical imaging and optogenetics to exchange and learn from each other, further promoting the international exchanges and cooperation between China and Sweden, and also promoting the intersection of medical and engineering related disciplines in Zhejiang University.