Provisional Programme

The below programme is subject to change up until 23rd August

The main conference will run:

10.00-15.45 Wednesday 1st September

10.00-15.30 Thursday 2nd September

With workshops on Friday 3rd September. These are included in registration if you select them.

The programme pack can be downloaded here.
Wednesday 1st September
Thursday 2nd September
Friday 3rd September
Welcome and Introduction
Session 1: Biology
Keynote Talk: Quantitative micro-computed tomography for joint biomechanics and mechanobiology

Kathryn Stok, University of Melbourne
Optimization of microCT and contrast-enhanced microCT for cardiovascular applications

Lisa Leyssens, UCLouvain
Mechanoadaptation of cortical vascular canals is spatially regulated

Lysanne Michels, University of Southampton
Reducing tissue shrinkage caused by Lugols Staining

Yousif Dawood, University of Amsterdam
Lightning Talks

The ToScA team will be about for the first 15 minutes to take questions and any suggestions for next years event. We will also leave it open if anyone wants to chat in general!
Session 2: Manufacturing
Success and limitations of CFRPs with X-ray Computed Tomography

Evelien Zwanenburg, University of Warwick
Toughness of nano-composites mimicking nacre: fracture during in situ X-ray computed tomography

Shelley Rawson, University of Manchester
Damage assessment in open-hole composites

Neha Chandarana, University of Manchester
Sponsor talks

Nikon, Tescan, Yxlon, Zeiss - 5 minute presentations
Poster session 1

1. Optimal Imaging Parameters for Human Fetal Micro-CT Scanning. Ian Simcock, Great Ormond Street Hospital.

2. Non-destructive characterisation of ultrasonically welded copper busbars using 3D X-ray tomography. Meghna De, University of Nottingham.

3. 3D study of archaeological mineralized textile from Iron Age sites (8th–5th BC). Clemence Iacconi, ENS Paris.

4. 3D Imaging of Modified Firearms Using X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT). Hannah Smith, University of Huddersfield.

5. Tools for shared annotation of correlative 2D light microscopy and 3D X-ray histology. Elaine Ho, University of Southampton.

6. Integration of a hybrid photon counting detector into a lab-based µCT scanner for 3D X-ray histology. Philip Basford, University of Southampton.

7. The CCPi Core Imaging Library. A versatile software for tomographic imaging. Evangelos Papoutsellis, STFC.

9. Identifying Internal Changes in the teeth in response to external challenges using X-ray Microtomography. Yousaf Jamil, QMUL.

13. High-speed imaging with lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography. Evelien Zwanenburg, University of Warwick.
Breakout rooms

Setting up a CT scan - No judgement here! Whether you are a new student/staff member just getting going with CT, or a seasoned pro we could all benefit from the experience of others in how to set up a scan. How do I select my kV? What is spot size and why should I care? How should I tackle a high-aspect ratio object? There are no question too simple - this is your chance to engage with others in your field!

I wish CT could... - Are there particular types of scans you wish you could perform? What is the most critical future development to advance your research? Bringing together users, programmers and industry we will together identify future needs, and also try to solve your complex scanning requirements.
Session 3 - Dentistry
Keynote Talk: Additive Manufacturing of Synthetic Teeth for Teaching

Alex Cresswell-Boyes, Queen Mary University London
Automated segmentation and description of the internal morphology of human permanent teeth by means of micro-CT

David Haberthur, University of Bern
Tubule and Microbranch Variations in Human Dentine: A Correlative 3D Study with Micro-Computed Tomography and Serial Block Face Scanning Electron Microscopy

Bethany Harding, University of Southampton
Investigation of fluoride releasing G338 Glass Ionomer Cement on atraumatic restoratively treated dentinal lesions using X-ray Microtomography

Mridula Malik, Queen Mary University London
Poster Session 2

8. Stitching technique developed to reconstruct high-resolution X-ray Tomography for Larger Volumes. Matilda Fransson, ESRF.

10. Quantitative analysis of forensic ballistic cartidges from micro-CT. Kirsty Alsop, University of Warwick.

11. Combining micro-CT imaging with traditional histology in a correlative imaging approach to investigate tuberculosis pathology in the human lung. Eleni Konstantinopoulou, University of Southampton.

12. Hierarchical design of basking shark gill rakers as models for high-volume suspension filters. Mike Schindler, University of Hong Kong.

14. Virtual 3D histological analysis of soft tissues by contrast-enhanced microfocus computed tomography: screening contrast-enhancing staining agents. Delia Hoffmann, UCLouvain.

15. Time-lapse X-ray µ-CT study of the inter-diffusion within a Ti-Fe alloy manufactured by HIPping. Xun Zhang, University of Manchester.

16. A new calibration system for XCT providing measurement confidence for quality assurance. Andrew Bowfield, University of Manchester.

17. OpenImpala: Enabling Automated Image-Based Simulation Pipelines. James Le Houx, Diamond Light Source.

18. Linking microstructures and performance of perovskite solar cells through multiscale and correlative microscopy methods. Jebin Jestine, Swansea University
Session 4 - Advanced Imaging
Keynote Talk: X-ray phase-contrast imaging: Edge Illumination basic principles and their application

Marco Endrizzi, UCL
Laboratory phase-contrast CT for microscopic imaging of light materials

Jenny Romell, KTH Sweden
Enhanced hyperspectral tomography for bioimaging by spatiospectral reconstruction

Ryan Warr, University of Manchester
Beamline K11 DIAD: A new instrument for Dual Imaging and Diffraction

Sharif Ahmed, Diamond Light Source
Session 5 - Environment and Geology
Keynote Talk: TBA

Vincent Fernandez, Natural History Museum
Topological sholl descriptors for quantifying morphological variations in cold-water corals

Marta Pena Fernandez, Herriott-Watt University
Correlative Microscopy: A tool for understanding soil weathering in modern analogues of early terrestrial biospheres

Ria Mitchell, University of Sheffield
Time-lapse 3D micro-tomography of dynamic dissolution reaction processes at pore-scale porous media

Kuldeep Singh, Kent State University OH
Awards, Closing Remarks and Thanks
Morning Workshops (select one!)

Hands-on introduction to the CCPi Core Imaging Library (CIL)

Fast-Scanning, Large Sample X-ray micro CT with the Bruker SKYSCAN 1273


Avizo Workshop
Afternoon Workshops (select one!)

Hands-on introduction to the CCPi Core Imaging Library (CIL)

Fast-Scanning, Large Sample X-ray micro CT with the Bruker SKYSCAN 1273


Avizo Workshop