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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 13:30 to Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 17:30

iLab is core facility management software that RDI is implementing in many of the campus cores. iLab will help with scheduling, service requests, and includes tools for PIs to track their spending in the cores.

An iLab open house will be held on October 19, 2017 from 10am-Noon in the Cancer Center, room 2920. For more information about iLab, see this announcement.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:45 to Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 23:00

This workshop will discuss, through seminars and practical sessions, the technological advances that make nanometer and sub-nanometer elemental characterization possible at wide range of energies in the TEM and SEM.

Afternoon practical sessions featuring hands on demonstrations will use the Imaging Cores - Kuiper (Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility):


Monday, October 2, 2017 - 14:00 to Friday, October 20, 2017 - 16:00

As part of an initiative to obtain a whole slide imaging system (WSI) that would be available as a core service (fee-for-service) at the UA, we are having back-to-back demonstrations of two instruments. Scanned WSI data allows a user to view images of an entire tissue section at low magnification and then zoom in on specific areas at higher magnifications (much like Google Earth). For an example, take a look at this HER2/neu biomarker stain.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 08:00 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 08:00

For materials microscopists, having a clean environment to prep samples for AFM or lithography is crucial. The College of Optical Sciences has a new website for people interested in using their Micro/Nano Fabrication cleanroom. See:


Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 13:30 to Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 13:30

Dewight Williams PhD, from ASU's CryoEM facility, will be speaking on the topic of An Arizona regional consortium for cryogenic TEM determination of cellular and macro-molecular structures. The presentation is part of the Biological Chemistry Program's seminar series.

The seminar will be held in Speech and Hearing Sciences 205 on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 12:30-1:30pm.

More information about hands-on sample preparations workshops will be forth-coming.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:45 to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 12:00

We have expanded the offerings of the UA Microscopy Alliance to include a number of educational features. 

Did you know that? will feature brief information about techniques, tools, tips, or basic facts that we find users often don't know about. The features will provide a contact or a web link to connect people with additional information if they are interested in learning more.