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Seeing is believing: imaging the molecular processes of life


This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually.

Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

Conference overview

The molecular processes of life are naturally dynamic in space and time from the atomic to the organismal level. The rapid development of imaging methods across the full scale of biological organisation is revolutionising our ability to visualise the inner workings of macromolecular complexes, organelles, cells, tissues, organs and whole organisms. Being able to see biological processes unfold in real time allows us to understand the mechanisms of life as well as disease.

The symposium will bring together the leading developers of imaging methods with cutting-edge applications that illustrate how imaging can answer biological questions. We will emphasize methods that can capture the dynamics of life, spanning the whole range from molecular resolution to imaging of whole organisms.

From its beginning in 2011, ‘Seeing is believing’ has embraced novel imaging technologies that open new windows for biological discovery, including single-molecule and super-resolution, light sheet and correlative light electron microscopy.

The symposium provides many opportunities for presentations, discussions, and interactions between students, postdocs, junior, and senior investigators.

What past participants say about the Symposium

“What a well-organized, outstanding conference full of great scientific and technical
contributions in the form of talks, posters and industry exhibitions from a variety of fields. It was a perfect opportunity to connect with other scientists, industry representatives and journal editors, and I very much appreciated the possibility to present a talk also as a younger researcher!”
– Vera M. Kissling, Empa, Switzerland

“The conference is amazing and well organized, with plenty of time to network during the coffee breaks and social activities, while you learn something new. The talks were engaging and inspiring!” – Fernanda Garcia Fossa, University of Campinas, Brazil


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Date: 8 - 11 Oct 2025

Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre

Contact: EMBL Events

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