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21-22 September 2022     |     Starts at 09:00 (EET)

Building opposite of Novel Technologies Laboratory (NTL), Events Room, The Cyprus Institute

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It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the COMULIS Conference on the beautiful island of Cyprus, and at the science, technology, and innovation-focused Cyprus Institute hosting the event. COMULIS 2022 is designed to bring experts, researchers, facility staff and exhibitors together from different imaging modalities to stimulate knowledge exchange and the formation of new collaborations. The conference program offers an attractive combination of oral presentations and posters from electron and light microscopy, X-ray, MRI/PET scans to image analysis, and correlated multimodal imaging in synchrotron radiation facilities, with selected poster presenters, invited for short flash talks. It will also provide excellent opportunities for discussions and informal gatherings. Emphasis is on correlative imaging methods (CMI) able to capture the dynamics of life, spanning the whole range from molecular resolution to imaging whole organisms. Industry talks are included and provide opportunities to discuss marketable solutions in CMI and cross-corporate workflows to facilitate multimodal imaging.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Cyprus, to join us in person at the COMULIS Conference for what is certain to be a very exciting, energizing, and stimulating meeting. On behalf of the entire COMULIS Conference Organizing Committee, we extend an invitation to You to join us in Cyprus!

Kirsi O. Lorentz
The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus

Chair of the COMULIS 2022 Conference

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Tuesday, 20th September 2022 - Joint COMULIS Workgroup Meeting & Updates




Coach transportation from Nicosia City Center and Semeli Hotel

09:00 – 09:15

Registration [Andreas Mouskos Annex]

09:15 – 09:45

Introduction & Updates, Andreas Walter & Perrine Paul-Gilloteaux

09:45 – 10:15

WG Leaders’ updates

10:15 – 13:00

Parallel WG meetings (with COFFEE BREAK 11:00-11:15)


WG1 Paul Verkade/Anna Sartori-Rupp [GS Big Lecture Room]


WG2 Claudia Kuntner-Hannes /Julia Mannheim [GS Small Lecture Room]


WG3 Yannick Schwab/Dror Fixler [STARC Meeting Room]


WG4 Natasa Sladoje/Raphaël Marée [GOB Main Conference Room 2nd Floor]


WG5 Paula Sampaio/ Julia Fernandez-Rodgriuez [Andreas Mouskos Annex]

13:00 - 13:15 Group Photo

13:15 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:45

Cross-WG meetings

15:45 – 16:00



Networking excursion open to all delegates registering for WG meeting participation:

16:00 – 19:00

Networking and WGs Cross-meeting follow-up: Archaeological site [Khirokitia] & Governor’s Beach

19:00 - 21:00

Networking and DINNER at Governor’s Beach


Coach transportation to Cyprus Institute and pick-up points


Wednesday, 21st September 2022 - COMULIS Conference




Coach transportation from pick-up points to The Cyprus Institute

08:30 – 09:00

Registration for COMULIS Conference; Poster positioning

09:00 – 10:00

MC Meeting (COMULIS MC members only) [Andreas Mouskos Annex]

POSTER SESSION for conference delegates

10:00 – 10:15

COMULIS CONFERENCE WELCOME - Costas Papanicolas ( President of the Cyprus Institute), Andreas Walter (COMULIS Chair) & Kirsi O. Lorentz (Cyprus COMULIS Conference Chair), [Fresnel Auditorium]

10:15 – 10:45

OPENING KEYNOTE: Frank Winkler (University Clinic Heidelberg, Heidelberg) - Deep insights into brain tumors: From malignant networks to novel therapies

10:45 - 11:00 Group Photo

11:00 – 11:15

COFFEE BREAK & Poster Session

11:15– 13:00

Session 1: Correlative Microscopies – Light and Electron Microscopy

Chair: Paul Verkade & Anna Sartori

11:15– 11:30

Talk 1.1: Kyriacos Kyriacou (CING, Cyprus)–Correlative microscopies –past present and future

11:30 – 11:45

Talk 1.2: Nico Sommerdijk (Radboud University, Netherlands) –  A live-to-cryo workflow for 3D CLEM volume imaging of tissues

11:45– 12:00

Talk 1.3: Ben Giepmans (University Groningen, Netherlands) –  ColorEM and in vivo fluorescence analysis in Type 1 diabetes research

12:00 – 12:15

Talk 1.4: Andreas Stylianou (European University Cyprus) –MechanoOptical fingerprints as biomarkers for cancer treatment monitoring

12:15– 12:30

Talk 1.5: EMBL/ESRF collaboration


POSTER Flash Talks – 6 x 5 min
Chairs: Andreas Walter & Perrine Paul-Gilloteaux

12:30 – 12:35

Antje Biesemeier (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg) - Correlative microscopy and imaging secondary ion mass spectrometry for high resolution nanoanalytics on biological tissue

12:35 – 12:40

Flash Talk 2: George Stanciu (University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania) - A multimodal microscopy system that integrates several microscopy imaging techniques using far field (CSLM, TPEM, SHGM and STED microscopy) and scanning probe (aperturereless-SNOM, AFM).

12:40 – 12:45

Flash Talk 3: Francisco Cunha (University of Coimbra, Portugal) - Evaluating the impact of lossy compression on HREM, CT, and MRI segmentation: a case study

12:45 – 12:50

Flash Talk 4: Lena Zachhuber (Medical University Vienna, Austria) - Multimodal PET-MR imaging can be used to follow tumour growth in an orthotopic syngeneic cholangiocarcinoma model

12:50 – 12:55

Flash Talk 5: Paolo Bianchini (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy) - Correlative study on the interaction between hypericin and supported lipid bilayers mimicking coronavirus envelopes

12:55 - 13:00

Flash Talk 6: György Vámosi (Medical University Debrecen, Hungary) - Simultaneous mapping of molecular proximity, co-mobility and dynamics by SPIM-ALEX-FRET-FCCS

13:00 – 14:00


Session 2: Preclinical Hybrid Imaging
14:00 – 15:45
Chairs: Claudia Kuntner, Julia Mannheim & Ludek Sefc

14:00 – 14:30

KEYNOTE: Daniel Razansky (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) - Combining light and sound for multi-scale interrogation of biological dynamics

14:30 – 14:45

Talk 2.1: Gilbert Frühwirth (King’s College, UK) – Exploiting multi-modal imaging for cell tracking in therapy development

14:45 – 15:00

Talk 2.2: Claudia Kuntner-Hannes (Medical University Vienna, Austria) – Multi-centre FDG-PET(/CT) image analysis study

15:00 – 15:15

Talk 2.3: Robbin de Kruijf (Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands) - Multiscale imaging of the immune system

15:15 – 15:30

Talk 2.4: Irene Polycarpou (European University, Cyprus): Combined PET with MRI for improved cancer diagnosis

15:30 – 15:45

Talk 2.5: Maritina G. Rouchota (BIOEMTECH, Athens, Greece) - A preclinical platform to non-invasively study in vivo biodistribution of nanoparticles

15:45 – 16:00

COFFEE BREAK; poster session continues

Special session 1: Correlated Multimodal Imaging and Synchrotron Radiation Techniques
16:00 – 18:00
Chairs: Anis Fatima & Kirsi O. Lorentz

16:00 – 16:30

KEYNOTE – Kirsi O. Lorentz (Chair of LAAAMP Light Source Usage and Strategic Plan Committee for the Middle East; Member of Cyprus Delegation to the SESAME Council) – Correlated Multimodal Imaging and Synchrotron Radiation Techniques: Advances, Problems and Potential

16:30 – 16:45

Talk S1.1: Maria Harkiolaki (Diamond Light Source, UK) – Development and implementation of correlative workflows across high-resolution imaging modalities

16:45 – 17:00

Talk S1.2: George Kourousis–Multimodal selective XRF Scanning using Compressive Sensing

17:00 – 17:15

Talk S1.3: Gianluca Iori (SESAME, Jordan) – Extending synchrotron computed tomography with image-derived finite element analyses

17:15 – 17:30

Talk S1.4: Hiram Castillo (ESRF – European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France) – title TBC

17:30 – 17:45

Talk S1.5: AD (SLS – Swiss Light Source, Switzerland) -  title TBC



17:45 – 19:30

FREE TIME (coach transportation to Semeli hotel / Nicosia Old City [walking distance from Reception venue] – for sightseeing options see separate document)

19:30 – 21:30

CONFERENCE RECEPTION – CYPRUS MUSEUM and GARDENS (NB. The galleries of this national archaeological museum are open exclusively for the conference participants. Drinks and finger food served in the museum gardens, with live music)


Coach transportation from the Cyprus Museum to the pick-up points)


Thursday, 22nd September 2022 - COMULIS Conference




Coach transportation from pick-up points to The Cyprus Institute

Company Talks
9:00 – 10:00
Chairs: Martina Marchetti-Deschmann & Ivana Vrhovac Madunić [Fresnel Auditorium]

09:00 – 09:20

CARL ZEISS Microscopy: Company Talk on Correlative Microscopy Platform "ZEN Connect"

Jörg Lindenau

09:20 – 09:50

delmic logo Company Talk: Streamlining cryo-CLEM with METEOR and enabling large scale CLEM with FAST-EM

The Cyprus Institute Science and Technology Facilities: A Tour
10:00 – 11:00

10:00 – 10:15

BioMERA Platform MicroCT Data Analysis and Visualization Facility

10:15 – 10:30

Nano Lab

10:30 – 10:45

High Performance Conputing Facility (HPC)

10:45 – 11:00

Andreas Pittas Art Characterization (APAC)


11:00 – 11:15

COFFEE BREAK; poster session continues

Session 3: Imaging across scales
11:15 – 13:00
Chairs: Yannick Schwab & Dror Fixler

11:15 – 11:45

KEYNOTE: Francesco Pavone (University of Florence, Italy) - Multimodality and Multiscale approaches in label free tissue detection

11:45 – 12:00

Talk 3.1: Tim Dyrby (Technical University Denmark, Denmark – Mapping the brain network across different anatomical length scales using correlative MRI and x-ray synchrotron imaging

12:00 – 12:15

Talk 3.2: Alejandra Sierra (online, University of Eastern Finland, Finland) - Multiscale imaging of the brain: from MRI to tissue ultrastructure

12:15 – 12:30

Talk 3.3: Dror Fixler (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) – The COMULS Showcase Project: Multimodal Imaging for removing Tattoos

12:30 – 12:45

Talk 3.4: Martina Marchetti-Deschmann (Technical University Vienna, Austria) – The COMULIS Showcase Project: New paths towards multimodality or The many different ways to study a skin equivalent

12:45 – 13:00

Talk 3.5 Peter Harvey (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom) - Monitoring drug delivery across length scales with multimodal MRI and mass spectrometry

13:00 – 14:00


Session 4: Software
14:00 – 15:30
Chairs: Raphaël Marée and Nataša Sladoje

14:00 – 14:30

KEYNOTE: Natasa Sladoje (Uppsala University, Sweden) - Automated alignment of multimodal images: To (deep) learn – or not?

14:30 – 14:45

Talk 4.1: Chandler D Gatenbee (Moffitt Cancer Center, US) – VALIS: Virtual Alignment of pathology Image Series for multi-gigapixel whole slide images

14:45 – 15:00

Talk 4.2: Pekka Ruusuvuori (University of Turku, Finland) – Cancer diagnostics and grading using deep learning based AI

15:00 – 15:15

Talk 4.3: Raphael Maree (University of Liege, Belgium) – Cytomine for COMULS Skin Project Data Handling

15:15 – 15:30

Talk 4.4: Anis Fatima (The Cyprus Institute) – 3D Slicer for biomedical applications

15:30 – 15:45

CLOSING REMARKS: Andreas Walter & Perrine Paul-Gilloteaux

15:45 – 16:15

Farewell coffee



Coach transportation from The Cyprus Institute to the pick-up points






The Semeli Hotel is located conveniently nearby the conference venue.  Visit the Semeli hotel website     |     View the Semeli Hotel on Google Maps

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Transfer Options

From Larnaca International Airport to Nicosia


From Paphos International Airport to Nicosia


From Nicosia Center to Semeli Hotel: 2 options


From Nicosia Center To Larnaca Airport

  • Take bus 42 from Dionysios Solomos Square to Foinikoudes, Larnaca, and bus 425 or 429 to Larnaca Airport.
  • Kapnos Airport Shuttle


From Nicosia to Paphos Airport

  • Take bus 26 from Dionysios Solomos Square to Municipal Market Station, and bus 613 to Paphos Airport.


Taxi Options

  • The Nicosia Taxi: 96 11221
  • Taxi Cyprus: 95 551551



Pharmacy Options

  • Ktenas Pharmacy,Spyrou Kyprianou 14 Nicosia CY 1075, Spyrou Kyprianou Avenue 14, Nicosia
  • Gelly Soteriou Pharmacy, Themistokli Dervi 39 Nicosia CY, 1066, Nicosia 1066
  • Nioulikos Pharmacym, Dimostheni Severi 22C, Nicosia



Restaurant Options

  • TGI Fridays, Diagorou 12 Street, Nicosia 1097     |     Take away: 22 674411
  • Taco Bell, Themistokli Dervi 46 Nicosia CY, 1066     |     Take away: 77 777979
  • Paul Zeas, Zinas Kanther 11 Nicosia CY 1065, Zinas Kanther 11, Nicosia     |     Take away: 22 029377



The events will be in English and their live streams are open to the public. Images and/or recordings of our open public events may be used by The Cyprus Institute for dissemination purposes including print and digital media such as websites, press-releases, social media, and live streaming.


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