Quantitative BioImaging 2014

Goals and Objectives

The Quantitative BioImaging (QBI) 2014 will be the second conference in this series with focus on the quantitative analysis of bioimaging data in an interdisciplinary manner. It will bring together researchers from engineering, (bio)physics, biology and chemistry who work on quantitative aspects of microscopy. While the first conference had an emphasis on single molecule microscopy, for the second conference, we also welcome contributions from other areas of microscopy. We are planning extensive overview lectures on a number of important areas and hope to be dealing with these topics in a more substantial way than what can be done typically. A major goal of the organization of the conference is to allow for significant interactions amongst the participants. The QBI 2014 will be held in conjunction with a Symposium by the NIH funded National Center on Systems Biology New Mexico Center for the Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling (STMC).

We seek contributions in any area of quantitative microscopy. Presentations that demonstrate in detail new approaches are particularly welcome, including but not limited to algorithmic and software developments, physical modeling approaches etc. The use of quantitative imaging techniques in biological applications is also of great interest. For submission details please see the conference website.

Quantitative BioImaging 2014 Call for Abstracts pdf-icon


This year the Quantitative Bioimaging conference will focus around the following topics:

Conference Location

The 2014 conference will be held at the University of New Mexico.


The UNM Centennial Engineering Center,
250 Redondo W Drive NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA.





Spatio Temporal Modeling Center           The New Mexico Cancer Nanoscience and Microsystems Training Center
Company of Biologists           Numerica          

List of Speakers


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Friday, January 10, 2014

08:30 : Bus leaves hotel
08:30 - 09:00 : Registration
08:55 - 09:00 : Welcome
09:00 - 09:40 : Joerg Enderlein, Georg August University of Gottingen, Germany. "Image Scanning Microscopy and Metal Induced Energy Transfer: Enhancing resolution in all directions"
09:40 - 10:20 : Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Institut Pasteur, France. "Quantitative Cell Dynamics"
10:20 - 10:40 : Edward Cohen, Imperial College London, United Kingdom. "The Effect of Image Registration on the Localization of Single Molecules in a Microscopy Experiment"
10:40 - 11:00 : Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:40 : Mark Bathe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Bayesian Model Selection for Quantitative Cell Biology based on Fluorescence Imaging"
11:40 - 12:00 : Trevor T. Ashley, Boston University. "A Sequential Monte-Carlo Method for Identifying Motion Parameters from Particle Tracking"
12:00 - 13:00 : Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 : Poster Session (Coffee 14:30)
15:00 - 15:40 : Sripad Ram, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. "3D Localization Techniques for Single Molecule Tracking and Super-resolution Microscopy"
15:40 - 16:00 : Michael Hirsch, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. "A Spatially and Temporally Globally Optimal Bayesian Single Particle Tracking Solution Reveals Basal Cell Surface EGFR Transport Underpinned by f-actin"
16:00 -16:20 : Christopher Calderon, Numerica Corporation. "Scrutinizing 2D and 3D Single Particle Tracking Data via Goodness-of-Fit Hypothesis Testing Techniques"
16:20 -17:00 : Nico Stuurman, University of California at San Francisco. "Open source software control of microscopes (Micro-Manager) and stage stability in single molecule imaging"
17:00 - 17:40 : Round table discussion: Publishing interdisciplinary science
18:00 - 19:00 : Reception (Drinks and Snacks)
19:15 : Bus leaves to Hotel

Saturday, January 11, 2014

08:40 : Bus leaves hotel
09:00 - 09:40 : Rainer Heintzmann, University of Jena, Germany. "Image Reconstruction of Structured Illumination Data"
09:40 - 10:20 : Sarah Veatch, University of Michigan. "Using Pair Correlations to Probe Plasma Membrane Heterogeneity in Chemically Fixed and Live Cells"
10:20 - 10:40 : Robert Nieuwenhuizen, TU Delft, The Netherlands. "Estimating the Average Number of Localizations per Emitter in Localization Microscopy"
10:40 - 11:00 : Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:40 : Khuloud Jaqaman, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. "Functional linkages between single-molecule integrin dynamics and edge protrusion in motile cells"
11:40 - 12:00 : Yu Lin, Yale University. "sCMOS Camera-Specific Single Molecule Localization Algorithms"
12:00 - 13:00 : Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 : Poster Session (Coffee 14:30)
15:00 - 15:40 : Jean-Baptiste Masson, Institut Pasteur, France. "Mapping the Interaction Landscapes of Biomolecules at Various Scales"
15:40 - 16:00 : Matthew Weitzman, University of Delaware. "Single Molecule Dynamics of the RhoA GTPase Spatial Cycle"
16:00 -16:20 : Quan Wang, Stanford University. "Statistical Analysis of Single-Molecule Motion Enables Identification of Biomolecular Association States in Solution"
16:20 -17:00 : James Werner, Los Alamos National Laboratories. "3-Dimensional Tracking of Non-blinking Giant Quantum Dots in Live Cells"
17:20 : Bus leaves for Old Town
17:30 - 20:00 : Dinner in Albuquerque Old Town
20:00 : Bus leaves Old Town for Hotel

List of Poster Presentations

Presenters of oral contributions are invited to also present posters corresponding to their contributions. Those are not explicitly listed below. List of 2014 posters



Panel Discussion (Saturday, January 11, 2014). Left to right: Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Joerg Enderlein, Raimund Ober, Rainer Heintzmann, Diane Lidke, Bridget Wilson. (Photo courtesy of Amir Tahmasbi)

New Mexico Attractions

New Mexico has a lot of attractions to offer such as national parks, lakes and ski resorts. A number of attractive places that are located at reasonably short distances from the conference location are listed as follows. For more information about the New Mexico natural attractions see the New Mexico Tourism and Travel website.


Taos Ski resort Sipapu Ski resort
Taos      Sipapu

National parks

Carlsbad Caverns White Sands
Taos      Sipapu