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

Advanced Imaging Methods Workshops

The 14th Annual Advanced Imaging Methods (AIM) Workshop
January 25-27, 2017

Registration & details are available on the AIM website.



AIM is a 3-day event focused on new and emerging 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.

This year’s workshop is made possible by the support of Becker-Hickl GmbH, Boston Electronics Corporation, Carl Zeiss Microscopy and other corporate sponsors. For sponsorship information, please email Jen Lee.

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. 

The 2017 course will be held May 21-27, 2017. For details about topics, faculty, and how to apply, please visit the official course website

2016 class photo