MicroCT technique for biological applications – seminar invitation

Czech centre for Phenogenomics (CCP) would like to invite you to an educational workshop “MicroCT technique for biological applications” that will be held with cooperation company RMI Lazne Bohdanec.

Workshop will focus on application of micro-CT technique for various biological applications. Computed tomography allows nondestructive analysis of inner structure of samples with high resolution. This technique has recently been gaining significance in preclinical research (bio applications), including in-vivo (live animal scanning) or ex-vivo applications (characterization of bones, bone implants, embryos, lung, liver, kidney, heart, spleen, fat etc.).

The main speaker of the workshop is very experienced user of micro-CT—professor Javier Alba Tercedor from University of Granada, Spain. He will present his stunning micro-CT results from zoology field. Workshop will focus primarily on applications and processing of results.

Part of the workshop will also be talks given by users of micro-CT instruments from Czech Republic. Two application talks will be presented by application specialist from Bruker microCT company – Phil SALMON from Belgium. At the end of the workshop, demonstrations of real measurements will be performed for participants who will be interested. In-vivo scanner Skyscan 1176 and high resolution ex-vivo instrument SkyScan 1272 will be presented for those, who are interested.

Event Program
10:00 – 10:05 Opening of the workshop, introduction of CCP, RMI and Bruker microCT companies
10:05 – 10:35 MicroCT instruments for biological applications (in-vivo, ex-vivo scanning): Martin Munzar, RMI, s.r.o.
10:35 – 11:10 In-vivo and ex-vivo micro-CT applications (new application results ): Phil Salmon, Bruker microCT
11:10 – 12:00 Examples of micro-CT application in the biology field: Javier Alba Tercedor, University of Granada, Spain
12:00 – 12:20 Using in-vivo microCT for systematic phenotype analysis: Michaela Prochazkova, CCP Prague
12:20 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 13:50 Processing of micro-CT data in CCP: Vendula Novosadova, Karla Fejfarova, CCP Prague
13:50 – 14:20 Analysis of microCT data, how to process micro-CT scans, tips and tricks: Phil Salmon, Bruker microCT
14:20 – 14:40 The use of computed X-ray microtomography (microCT) for non-invasive imaging of Ixodes ricinus ticks: Adam Novobilsky, Veterinary Research Institute, Brno
14:40 – 15:00 Use of microCT in the anatomical analysis of Cdk13 mutant embryos: Monika Novotna, Ceitec Brno
15:00 – 15:20 X-ray computed tomography-based approaches in vertebrate’s craniofacial research: Marie Novotna, Ceitec Brno
15:20 – 15:40 Ex-vivo micro-CT in evaluation of heart architecture: Martin Bartos, Institute of Dental Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University Prague
15:20 – 16:00 MicroCT imaging of mineralized tissue phenotypes: Goretti Aranaz Novaliches, CCP Prague
16:00 End of workshop, open discussion and demonstration of measurements on Skyscan 1176 and Skyscan 1272

October 3, 2019

Czech Centre for Phenogenomics in BIOCEV, Vestec (the room and a path to it will be marked)

We kindly ask those interested in the workshop to register on e-mail sale@rmi.cz before 30.9.2019, number of participants is limited. Please indicate, if you are interested in a demonstration of measurement on the instruments.