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

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

Speakers AIM 2019:

Sara Abrahamsson UC Santa Cruz
Hillel Adesnik UC Berkeley
Wolfgang Becker Becker-Hickl
Eric Betzig UC Berkeley
Teng-Leong Chew Janelia Research Campus
Kevin Eliceiri University of Wisconsin Madison
Ruixuan Gao Janelia Research Campus
Galo Garcia UC San Francisco
Thomas Gensch University Juelich
Na Ji UC Berkeley
Julia Lazzari-Dean UC Berkeley
Cynthia McMurray Lawrene Berkeley National Laboratory
Yves Mely University of Strasboug
Evan Miller UC Berkeley
Medha Pathak UC Irvine
Ammasi Periasamy University of Virginia
Hesper Rego Yale University
Austin Roorda UC Berkeley
Angelika Rueck University o Ulm
Lydia Sauer University of Utah
Ben Shababo UC Berkeley
Melissa Skala University of Wisconsin Madison
Gokul Upadhyayula Harvard Medical School
Steve Vogel National Institutes of Health
Ke Xu UC Berkeley
Andy York Calico Labs
Maxim Ziatdinov Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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.

Stayed tuned for more information!!

Last year’s AIM agenda, can be found here:  AIM website.


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