Breaking barriers for bioimaging in Latin America


Welcome to Breaking barriers for bioimaging in Latin America 2024

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are excited to extend an invitation to the LABIxSuperres, a joint meeting of Latin America Bioimaging (LABI) and the Fluorescence Nanoscopy in Bioimaging Congress 2024. LABI and FNB are dedicated to enhancing bioimaging capacities across Latin America and the Caribbean, fostering community building, and promoting career development for imaging scientists, all while striving to increase access to imaging resources.

Nanoscopy, also known as superresolution microscopy, or superres, has made remarkable strides in the field of microscopy and micro/nano analysis since its inception, consistently pushing the boundaries of our ability to perceive, understand, and reveal particular behaviors or insights at the nanometric scale. We are pleased to extend a warm welcome to the 2024 FNBioimaging Congress, scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro on August 22nd and 23rd, 2024.

Our main objective is to facilitate the exchange of experiences and knowledge, as well as to promote the latest advances and trends in super-resolution microscopy and bioimaging. Additionally, we aim to foster connections among researchers in this field, disseminate relevant scientific discoveries, and highlight cutting-edge technologies developed in some of the world's leading laboratories. We are also committed to supporting the development of young scientists in this area. This initiative arises as a result of the "Fluorescence Nanoscopy in Bioimaging" project within the framework of the Access Global to Bioimaging program, funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Through the Superres Congress, we want to emphasize the importance of increasing Latin America's representation in the global bioimaging community and improving collaborative research efforts in the region. This event will provide an invaluable platform for knowledge exchange among researchers, students, and experts in the field. It is worth noting that researchers and institutions in Latin America, within the field of biological sciences, have made significant advances in bioimaging, contributing notably to the expansion of the super-resolution community and the development of infrastructure in the region.

So spread the word and let’s meet in Rio for two days packed with excellent science, opportunities to learn from and teach each other, to start and renew collaborations and to experience all the bioimaging community and the city have to offer. Welcome to Rio!

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Principal Investigator Mariano Buffone

Instituto de biología y medicina experimental
Universidad de Buenos Aires

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Co-principal Investigator Adan Guerrero

Laboratorio Nacional de Microscopía Avanzada
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Plenary speakers

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Diego Krapf

Professor, Department of Electrical

and Computer Engineering

Colorado State University


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Ricardo Henriques

Group Leader, Optical Cell Biology Laboratory

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

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Fernando Stefani

Director of the Bionanoscience Research Center

Centro de Investigaciones en Bionanociencias


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Jonas Ries

Profesor de microscopía avanzada y dinamica celular

Universidad de Vienna

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Alfredo Caceres

Dr. en Cs. Medicas Medico Cirujano

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas


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Ali Shaib

Group Leader Institute of Neurophysiology

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen