Jason Swedlow from Open Microscopy Environment (OME) is coming to Australia to co-present with Griffith University and Monash on OMERO at the eResearch Australasia Conference in Sydney. Jason is looking forward to meeting the Optical Microscopy community in Australia during his visit in late October/early November.
Jason Swedlow’s laboratory has an active research program examining signalling and mechanics at mitotic centromeres and kinetochores, with recent work focusing on regulation of PP1 and PP2A phosphatases. However, they may be best known for their work on the Open Microscopy Environment (http://openmicroscopy.org
). This is the project that builds and maintains Bio-Formats and OMERO. They are well funded, with current grant funding totalling ~GBP5M, and they are actively building links with other institutions to deliver the tools that are needed for biological imaging.
Sydney (24-Oct-2012 To 31-Oct-2012)
Presentation at eResearch Australasia conference in Sydney
Victoria (1-Nov-2012 To 2-Nov-2012)
Hosted by Monash University
Program includes seminars and meetings with researchers in Melbourne
Contact: Kim Linton (Kim.Linton@monash.edu
Queensland (5-Nov-2012 To 7-Nov-2012)
Hosted by Griffith University
Meetings with researchers planned at Nathan and Gold Coast campuses
Contact: Dr Andrew Lewis (A.Lewis@griffith.edu.au
Jason Swedlow earned a BA in Chemistry from Brandeis University in 1982 and PhD in Biophysics from UCSF in 1994. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr T. J. Mitchison at UCSF and then Harvard Medical School, Dr Swedlow established his own laboratory in 1998 at the Wellcome Trust Biocentre, University of Dundee, as a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in 2002 and named Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology in 2007. His lab focuses on studies of mitotic chromosome structure and dynamics and has published numerous leading papers in the field. He is co-founder of the Open Microscopy Environment (OME), a community-led open source software project that develops specifications and tools for biological imaging. In 2005, he founded Glencoe Software, Inc., a commercial start-up that provides commercial licenses and customization for OME software. In 2011, Prof Swedlow and the OME Consortium were named BBSRC's Social Innovator of the Year and Overall Innovator of the Year. In 2012, He was named Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Prof Swedlow is Co-Director of the Analytical and Quantitative Microscopy Course, an annual course that covers the latest developments in advanced quantitative light microscopy at Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA.