Celebrate with us the International Day Of Light on May 16, 2023

May 8, 2023

On May 16th, the INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory welcomes microscopy enthusiasts, researchers at all career stages, engineers, and university students, especially from science and engineering areas, to celebrate together the International Day of Light (#IDL2023).

The International Day of Light is a global initiative of UNESCO that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and its role in reaching sustainable development goals related to education, equality, and peace.

On this special day, we open our microscopy facilities to the interested public, together with many other microscopy platforms across Portugal, in the frame of the MicroDia’23 initiative organised by the Portuguese Platform of Bioimaging (PPBI), and will have a program ranging from Inspirational Talks, and Quiz & Networking session to Live Demo Microscopy Experiments.

If you are looking for opportunities to perform microscopy characterisation of your samples, or to perform a research internship, take this chance to learn more about INL and the open-access research facilities.

This event will be organised by Jana Nieder, Research group leader of the Ultrafast Bio- and Nanophotonics and Head of the Nanophotonics and Bioimaging facilities at INL.

Learn more about the programme here.


14:00 – 14:30 Registration

14:30 – 15:30 Inspirational talks

Opening of the event, Jana Nieder

  • “Nanomedicine Research under the Microscope”, Andreia Magalhães

  • “Single Photon Emitters in 2D Materials”, Tiago Queirós

  • “Medical Diagnostics Powered by Raman Fingerprinting”, Alexandre Chícharo

  • “Electron Microscopy for Bioimaging”, Ana Malheiro

  • “The Nanophotonics and Bioimaging Facilities at INL and How to Access Them”, Mariana Carvalho

Closing remarks, Jana Nieder

15:30 – 16:00 Quiz & Networking

16:00 – 17:00 Lab tour with live demo experiments

  • “Observing Single Emitters in 2D Materials using a Widefield / TIRF microscope” by Tiago Queirós

  • “Observing Cells in Label-free Manner using a 3D Holotomographic Microscope” by Beatriz Costa

  • “CryoTEM in Action” by Oliver Schraidt

  • “Chemical Fingerprinting using a Confocal Raman Microscope” by Alexandre Chícharo and Maria Relvas