Czech‐BioImaging Annual Scientific Conference

The annual Czech-BioImaging conference Imaging Principles of Life will take place on 4 - 5 October 2022 in the heart of vineyards and almond trees, Wine Wellness Hotel Amande, Hustopeče. Important information including the final programme can be found below.

Anyone interested in imaging methods is welcome to enjoy the interesting presentations of expert speakers from the fields of biological and medical imaging. No presentation is required in order to attend, as the event is open. Oral presentations complemented with a poster session will showcase the most exciting results obtained in Czech-BioImaging facilities. Special space will also be allocated to the industrial partners for presenting current technology novelties.


Deadline for registration is 23 September 2022 - registration is now closed.

Registration Fee 500,- Kč includes:

  • Attendance to the scientific sessions & poster session
  • Conference materials
  • Lunch & Coffee breaks & Poster refreshments
  • Conference dinner at the wine cellar První Vinařská

Registration form


Book of Abstracts - PDF

How to submit: First step is to fill out the registration form and check the „abstract submission box“

Language of the abstract: English

Submission deadline: 9 September 2022

For submission of more than 1 abstracts, please contact the organizers.

Book of Abstracts will be published in an electronic form only.

Please note that the authors are responsible both for the scientific content and grammar. The abstracts will not be proofread or revised by the organizers.

Final program

Program - PDF

October 4th

11:00 - 13:00 Arrival and registrations
12:00 - 13:00 Conference Lunch
13:00 Conference Opening

Welcome by Pavel Hozák

Director of Czech-BioImaging

13:15 - 15:00 SESSION I (Chaired by Vlada Filimonenko & Daniel Zicha)

Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez (invited lecture)

Centre for Cellular Imaging, University Gothenburg, Sweden

The Centre for Cellular Imaging – a Research Infrastructure for Correlated Multimodal Imaging


Leo Sala

J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague

Electron microscopy tools for the characterization of DNA origami nanostructures for radiotherapeutic applications


Luděk Štěpánek

Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague

Studying structure of primary cilium using CLEM


Daria Khuntsariya

Institute of Biotechnology, BIOCEV, Vestec (The presentation supported by HPST, s. r. o.)

Microtubule doublet assembly in vitro and its regulation by MIPs


Meri Eichner

Centre Algatech, Institute of Microbiology, Třeboň

Coordination of photosynthesis and N2 fixation in Trichodesmium: Insights from Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy


Markéta Šuráňová

CEITEC, University of Technology, Brno

Methodology of Microscopical Assessment of Tumour Cells Behaviour in 2D or 3D in vitro Environment with Coherence- Controlled Holographic Microscope

15:00 ‐ 16:00 Poster Session + Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:00 SESSION II (Chaired by Michal Mikl & Daniel Hadraba)

Martin Hrubý

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague

Collaboration of the Department of Supramolecular Polymer Systems at the IMC with the First Medical Faculty, CUNI, on the Development of Polymers for Medicine


Ivan Rektor

Masaryk University, Brno

The lifelong impact of extreme stress on the human brain: a three-generation study of Holocaust survivors


Martin Mistrík

IMTM, Palacky University, Olomouc

Live-cell microscopy of cellular responses induced by hyperthermia


Jakub Horák

Měřicí technika Morava s. r. o.

Novel methods for correlational bioimaging by Bruker


Kateřina Štěpánková

Institute of Experimental Medicine, Prague

Label-free pSHG/THG microscopy for the visualization of axon regeneration after spinal cord injury


Peter Hoboth

Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague

Spatial organization of the gene expression compartments in human cells and tissues revealed by super-resolution imaging


Vladimír Vinarský

Faculty Hospital of St. Anne in Brno, Brno

Automating calcium transients signal processing by combining R and ImageJ to describe novel function of YAP1 mechano-sensing protein


Jana Cimická

Institute of Physiology, Prague

Vasopressin and oxytocin neurons mapping in cleared brain using digital light sheet microscopy

19:00 ‐ 22:00 Conference Dinner

October 5th

9:00 - 10:30 SESSION III (Chaired by Milan Ešner & Ondrej Horváth)

Trevor Epp

Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague

Visualizing ICF syndrome-associated structural chromatin alterations by STORM super-resolution imaging


Lucie Crhak-Khaitová

CEITEC, Masaryk University, Brno

Heat stress impairs centromere structure and segregation of meiotic chromosomes in Arabidopsis


Tetiana Kalachová

Institute of Experimental Botany, Prague

Chasing the intruder: imaging plant interactions with multicellular pathogens


Martin Kopecký

Pragolab s. r. o., Prague

Meet Mica - The world’s first Microhub and New Era of Cryo-electron tomography with Leica STELLARIS


Valéria Fabríciová

Charles University, Prague

Lightsheet microscopy: Development of the pancreas and inner ear


Štěpán Čada

Masaryk University, Brno

Looking into the phenotype and migratory variability of B-cell malignancies

10:30 ‐ 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 SESSION IV (Chaired by Zenon Starčuk & Michal Kozubek)

Claus Lamm (invited lecture)

University of Vienna, Austria

Novel multi-method neuroimaging approaches to unravel the complexities of the human social brain


Eva Syková

Institute of Neuroimmunology, Slovakia

Transient changes of brain extracellular matrix followed by MRI


Pavla Linhartová

University Hospital Brno and Masaryk University, Brno

Neuroimaging in the research and innovative treatments in psychiatric disorders


Pavel Krist

Carl Zeiss spol. s r.o., Prague

ZEISS - X-ray, Electron, Light Microscopy and Much More


Zuzana Sumbalová Koledová

Masaryk University, Brno

Deciphering the regulation of epithelial morphogenesis using organoids, light microscopy and mathematical modeling

12:30 ‐ 13:30 Conference Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 SESSION V (Chaired by Aleš Benda & Marie Vancová)

Andreas Nowak

Leica Mikrosysteme Austria

Advanced (cryo) preparation methods for Cryo-Electron Tomography, live-cell CLEM and for Array Tomography sample preparation


Eliška Miková

Charles University, BIOCEV, Vestec

Imaging membrane tension


Adriana Jelínková (invited lecture)

Institute of Experimental Botany, Prague

Insight into the root inside


Jan Sabó

Institute of Biotechnology, Charles University, BIOCEV, Vestec

CKAP5 enables seeding of actin bundles by exploratory microtubules


Jan Vávra

Abberior Instruments GmbH

MATRIX STED - Many eyes see clearer: enhancing resolution, signal quality and brightness


Michal Franěk

CEITEC, Masaryk University, Brno

CLEM alias STORM on EM cuts


Martin Strnad

Institute of Parasitology, České Budějovice

Borrelia – host interactions: zoom in on the big picture

15:30 Conference Closing

Pavel Hozák

Director of Czech-BioImaging

Venue & Accomodation

Conference venue

The conference Imaging Principles of Life 2022 will take place at the Wine Wellness Hotel Amande in Hustopeče.


Accommodation can be arranged by the participants on an individual basis directly at the venue Wine Wellness Hotel Amande.

  • INVITED PARTICIPANTS: The organizer covers accommodation expenses for 1 night/4-5 October 2022. Please contact us at to get the invited-speaker reservation code.

  • OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Reduced-rate hotel rooms are available if you use the conference promo code “CZBI”

Accommodation booking

Capacity is limited!

Cancellation policy

In case any government restrictions should occur relating to Covid-19 pandemic (e.g. lockdown, travelling and large event limitations), no cancellation fee is required.

If any other individual matters appear that will prevent you from attending the Conference, standard cancellation fees will be charged by the hotel.

Information for participants

Oral presentations

The length of the oral presentation is 10 min (+5 min discussion). Invited lectures are 25 min (+5 min discussion).

Poster presentations

Maximal size of a poster is A0 (118,9 cm x 84,1 cm)

Conference dinner

An integral part of the conference will be a dinner party in the nearby wine cellar První Vinařská, to truly experience the touch of the wine culture that is so typical for the area.


Sponsorship & Exhibition

Would you like to promote your company's product or service directly at the conference and enhance the participants' experience? Are you interested in reserving a presentation slot to introduce your company's latest products or current offers? The Principles of Life 2022 is the perfect opportunity to network, engage and reach the Czech-BioImagingreach audience!

The capacity is limited to:
  • 6 exhibition booths
  • 4 commercial presentation slots (15 mins. each)

In case you are interested in joining us, feel free to contact us at and discuss the details of your involvement.


Organised as an ICRI 2022 satellite event

Financed by the project No. LM201829

Commercial cooperation:

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