ITAU2020 - Advanced light sources for medical and life science imaging and analysis

ICTP, Trieste, Italy

ICTP, Trieste, Italy

Adriatico Guesthouse, Via Grignano, 9, 34151 Trieste, Italy
Alessandra Gianoncelli (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.)

7ItalOZ: Advanced light sources for medical and life science imaging and analysis


The Australian Synchrotron and Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste have many common interests and scientific goals. Over the years, there has been significant co-operation, with staff and users performing complementary and collaborative experiments at each other's facility. We have therefore decided to hold a workshop to discuss in detail areas of common interest, to focus on some hot research topics, and to think about the future. 

The workshop will be held on the 6th and 7thof April, and will focus on synchrotron based imaging for life sciences and medicine, fields in which both synchrotron light sources excel. As well, there will be contributions on novel and advanced light sources, such as Free Electron Lasers, and contributions from researchers using conventional x-ray sources.

This is the seventh in a series of thematic Italian-Australian workshop on synchrotron radiation, and the venue is the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste.

Registration is free, but the number of seats is limited by the size of the lecture hall. The conference dinner is free for speakers, but others must pay at the time of registration.

    • 8:15 AM 8:45 AM
    • 8:45 AM 9:00 AM
      Convener: Dr Giorgio Paolucci (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste)
    • 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
      Coherent Diffractive Imaging
      • 9:00 AM
        Bragg coherent diffractive imaging and crystallography: opportunities and challenges 30m
        Speaker: Dr Brian Abbey (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)
    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
      X-ray imaging and analysis with advanced light sources
      • 10:30 AM
        Fast-demagnetization and four wave mixing processes witnessed using FERMI seeded-FEL 30m
        Speaker: Dr Flavio Capotondi (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste)
      • 11:00 AM
        From development to application: Simultaneous X-ray fluorescence and ptychography comes of age 30m
        Speaker: Dr Micheal Jones (Queensland University of Technology)
      • 11:30 AM
        Soft X-ray microscopy imaging at TwinMic: recent results 30m
        Speaker: Dr Alessandra Gianoncelli (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste)
      • 12:00 PM
        In Situ Ptychography for Materials Characterisation 30m
        Speaker: Dr Grant Van Riessen (La Trobe University)
    • 12:30 PM 2:30 PM
      Lunch 2h
    • 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
      FEL technology and novel light sources
      • 2:30 PM
        Compact Light Source Opportunities for Australia 30m
        Speaker: Dr Richard Garrett (ANSTO, Lucas Heights, Australia)
      • 3:00 PM
        Compton scattering, compact and exotic light sources 30m
        Speaker: Dr Simone Di Mitri (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste)
      • 3:30 PM
        Using a high repetition rate hard X-ray FEL for imaging. Probably arrive late on Monday, leave late Tuesday 30m
        Speaker: Dr Adrian Mancuso (European XFEL, Hamburg and La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 4:30 PM 5:30 PM
      Imaging Detectors
      • 4:30 PM
        Recent developments of imaging x-ray detectors at Elettra 30m
        Speaker: Dr Ralf H. Menk (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste)
      • 5:00 PM
        Detectors for medical imaging with x-rays 30m
        Speaker: Dr Chris Hall (Australian Synchrotron, ANSTO, Melbourne)
    • 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
      Social Dinner
  • Tuesday, April 7
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Beamlines and projects for medical imaging
      • 9:00 AM
        Imaging beamline at the Australian Synchrotron and breast CT setup 30m
        Speaker: Dr Daniel Hausermann (Australian Synchrotron, ANSTO, Melbourne)
      • 9:30 AM
        New imaging beamline at Elettra 2.0 and breast CT protocol 30m
        Speaker: Dr Giuliana Tromba (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste)
      • 10:00 AM
        The breast CT project at the Australian Synchrotron 30m
        Speaker: Dr Andrew Peele (Australian Synchrotron, ANSTO, Melbourne)
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
      Phase contrast X-ray imaging with conventional sources
      • 11:00 AM
        Grat-X project for phase contrast breast imaging 30m
        Speaker: Dr Marco Stampanoni (Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland)
      • 11:30 AM
        TBD 30m
        Speaker: Dr Andreas Boss (Medical University of Zurich)
      • 12:00 PM
        TBD 30m
        Speaker: Dr Joannis Sechopoulos (Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, NL)
      • 12:30 PM
        Reducing the number of re-operations in breast conserving surgery through fast, intra-operative phase contrast CT 30m
        Speaker: Dr Alessandro Olivo (UCL London, UK)
    • 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
      Lunch 2h
    • 3:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Phase contrast X-ray imaging with synchrotron sources - Part I
      • 3:00 PM
        Radiological assessment of phase contrast CT images 30m
        Speaker: Dr Patrick Brennan (Sydney University, Sydney, Australia)
      • 3:30 PM
        TBD 30m
        Speaker: Dr Luca Brombal
      • 4:00 PM
        SAXS signal in propagation-based phase-contrast breast CT 30m
        Speaker: Dr Tim Gureyev
    • 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Phase contrast X-ray imaging with synchrotron sources - Part II
      • 5:00 PM
        TBD 30m
        Speaker: Dr Christian Dullin (Goettingen University Hospital)
      • 5:30 PM
        Quantitative Coherent X-ray Lung Imaging. Arrive Sunday, leave Wednesday 30m
        Speaker: Dr Markus Kitchen
    • 6:00 PM 6:30 PM
      Round Table