ImagingBioPro network workshop

Mar 25. till Mar 26.

Imaging joint-dynamics and degeneration from macro to molecular scale

The goal of this workshop is to bring together biomedical scientists, engineers, synchrotron specialists and clinicians to develop new, high energy imaging methods which capture the dynamic biochemical and biophysical processes in diarthroidal joints, and to develop ways to link these techniques to lab and clinic.

25/03/20192019-03-25 - 26/03/20192019-03-26
Diamond Light Source

The workshop will include

  • Invited talks
  • Case studies applying synchrotron techniques to musculoskeletal degeneration
  • Guided visits to some of the Diamond Light Source beamlines
  • Facilitated workgroup discussions bringing what was learnt from the talks and tours into future project and grant development


Invited talks will be given by internationally leading experts spanning the full range from advanced synchrotron characterisation of biomaterials to translation of imaging techniques to the clinic.

  • Prof. Peter Fratzl (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam)
  • Prof. Cathy Holt (Cardiff University and lead, OATechnetwork+)
  • Prof. Peter Winlove (Exeter University)
  • Prof. Richard Aspden (University of Aberdeen)

These talks will be complemented by exemplar talks by early-career researchers, demonstrating the latest techniques for analysing musculoskeletal tissue dynamics and degeneration using synchrotron and central facility techniques.


Tours of the Nanoprobe, SAXS, microCT and IR-spectroscopy beamlines at Diamond Light Source will be included in the workshop.

Tours will be followed by facilitated workshop discussions, to define project ideas and funding applications arising out of the talks and interactions.


Provisional Agenda



For any enquiry contact


Early Career Researcher - bursary opportunity

If you are an ECR (up to seven years post-award of PhD) and wish to apply for travel support from ImagingBioPro, please email a short explanation (200 words) of how this workshop will help to guide your future research plans.

The ImagingbioPro team will evaluate your application and will contact you directly regarding the outcome.

Parking on Campus

Due to a large number of building works on site, parking on the Harwell Campus is extremely limited and visitors’ parking cannot be guaranteed. We strongly recommend travelling by public transport, where possible, if you are attending an event at Diamond.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Find here more information on how to get to Diamond by Public Transport.