Upcoming Meetings & Events



Montreal Light Microscopy Course - Fontiers 2018

Comprehensive Microscopy Training With Lectures & Hands-On Activities

July 16th-20th 2018


The July 2018 MLMC is designed to provide one week of intermediate to advanced instruction in optical microscopy. Core facility staff and managers, graduate students, post doctoral fellows, PIs, and research scientists are all welcome to attend. The course will be a mix of lectures and hands-on sessions on a wide variety of light microscopes ranging from standard confocal microscopy to multi-photon, light sheet microscopy and multi-dimensional imaging. Following data acquisition, course participants will learn to process their data in the image analysis laboratory using state-of-the art image analysis methods.


The course fee of $1,600 includes : Course materials, daily lectures and hands-on workshops, AM and PM breaks, buffet lunch, Lunch-N-Learn sessions, Monday opening reception, Wednesday Keynote Lecture and reception, and Friday closing dinner.


Interested students must apply for one of the thirty-six available spots. 

Applications will be processed on a first-come first-serve basis.

Application Deadline: May 4, 2018.


MLMC Topics:

  • Imaging Fixed Samples
  • Live Cell Imaging
  • Photo-Manipulation
  • Measuring Cellular Dynamics 
  • Light Sheet Microscopy
  • Multi-Photon Microscopy
  • Laser Scanning Confocal
  • Spinning Disk Confocal
  • Multi-Dimensional Imaging
  • Image Processing and Analysis



Keynote Lecture

Even if you are unavailable for the MLMC, please feel free to join us on Wednesday evening, July 18, 2018.

Dr. John D. Lewis
Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta

Dr John D. Lewis will speak on Intravital Imaging of the Tumor Microenvironment from 18:45-20:00, in New Chancellor Day Hall, Room 100 (NEW LOCATION)

Wine and Cheese reception to follow in the Bellini Atrium (1st floor lobby) from 20:00-22:00.

All are welcome. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.
We ask that you REGISTER ONLINE using this special MLMC 2018 Keynote Lecture Registration Form 

Partner and Sponsor Options and Registration:

Please take a moment to peruse our MLMC 2018 partnership opportunities. Industry partners and sponsors must register online to secure their sponsorship commitments. The MLMC Secretariat will contact you with further details.
Should your commitment not include a complimentary registration, industry representatives are invited to register and participate in the MLMC. The registration fee for industry representatives is $600.00 ($689.85 including applicable taxes). Course materials, daily lectures, coffee breaks, buffet lunch, Lunch-N-Learn sessions, Monday opening reception and poster session, Wednesday Keynote Lecture, and Friday night closing dinner, are included in the fee (only the hands-on afternoon workshops for students are not included).
Your sponsorship and representative registrations will be finalized upon receipt of payment by cheque.


For any other questions or details concerning the MLMC, please feel free to contact the mlmc [at] curlydog.ca (MLMC Secretariat)

We also ask you to please pass the information on to others who may be interested.

We look forward to reviewing your application or registration, and to seeing you this July!

Thank you and regards from the Program Committee,
Claire Brown, Advanced BioImaging Facility, McGill University
Pina Colarusso, Live Cell Imaging Facility, University of Calgary
James Jonkman, Advanced Optical Microscopy Facility, University Health Network
Thomas Stroh, Neuro Microscopy Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute
Rima-Marie Wazen, Live Cell Imaging Facility, University of Calgary
Erika (Tse-Luen) Wee, Advanced BioImaging Facility, McGill University