The MIC organizes 2 annual events per year: the Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop and the 4D Advanced Microscopy of Brain Circuits Course.

The 16th Annual Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop

January 30 – February 1, 2019

Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Register here:

Organizers AIM 2019: Holly Aaron, Wolfgang Becker, Eric Betzig, Meredith Calvert, Xavier Darzacq, DeLaine Larsen, Evan Miller, Austen Roorda, Laura Waller 

Speakers AIM 2019: Full list of speakers here:

AIM is sponsored by Becker-Hickl, Boston Electronics, and Zeiss Microscopy.

AIM is additionally sponsored by:

AIM is currently seeking additional sponsors. To help make AIM possible, please email Holly Aaron.

AIM is a 3-day conference focused on new and emerging optical microscopy technologies and applications with a special focus on time-resolved techniques. This workshop brings together internationally-renowned researchers in a wide variety of fields, including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and optics. Past speakers have included 5 Nobel Laureates: Roger Tsien, WE Moerner, Stephen Hell, Eric Betzig, and Steven Chu.


4D Advanced Microscopy of Brain Circuits Course


A collaborative effort between the CRL-Molecular Imaging Center, the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley faculty and graduate students, and Zeiss Microscopy, the inaugural 4D Advanced Microscopy in Brain Circuits course, held from January 10-15, 2016, was a huge success! Sixteen students from around the country participated in lectures and hands-on labs where they had access to state-of-the-art instruments. 

4DAMBC is currently on hold.

Please contact for more information.

The 2017 course was May 21-27, 2017. More information here: official course website

2016 class photo