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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 10:45 to Friday, March 25, 2016 - 06:00

The Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society (AIMS) annual meeting is scheduled for Thursday March 24th at the University of Arizona, in the South Ballroom of the Memorial Student Union.  The complete schedule can be found at


Monday, January 11, 2016 - 16:30 to Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 16:30

The Office for Research & Discovery (ORD) is pleased to announce the arrival two new state-of-the-art laser scanning confocal microscopes and a structured illumination system (SIM) in the ORD imaging facilities in January and Feb 2016.  These unique and enabling microscopes will be a huge advancement in the microscopy equipment available to researchers on campus!


Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:30 to Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 12:30

ASU/CASD has ordered a state-of-the-art cryo-EM, the FEI Krios (300 kV) which is suitable for both tomography (high tilt) and single particle (high resolution). The instrument is equipped with 3 detectors, including the Gatan K2, which enables users to engage in structural discovery at the forefront of what is possible using high resolution cryo-EM. This instrument was funded by an NSF grant (John Spence, PI).

The team at ASU is building an email list for the user community for a Southwest Center for Cryo-EM. They are asking that interested UA researchers contact:


Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 15:45 to Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 15:45

On January 10-15, 2016, the Zeiss Berkeley Brain Microscopy Innovation Center will offer its first annual winter course. The course will focus on the newest optical tools, imaging systems, and analysis methods that are being developed for the study of neuronal circuits. Each day will be divided into lectures and hands on laboratory experience using emerging BRAIN Initiative neurotechnologies, including optogenetics, calcium imaging, super resolution imaging, and cleared tissue imaging.


Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 13:45 to Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 13:45

Senior Vice President for Research Kimberly Espy has approved funding to move forward with the purchase of three high-end optical microscopes from Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC. Zeiss had the winning proposal in a competitive RFP that was conducted this summer.

The instruments include an inverted confocal microscope and an upright multi-photon/confocal microscope to be placed in a new ORD Imaging Core Facility within the Marley building (main campus).


Monday, July 20, 2015 - 19:45 to Friday, August 21, 2015 - 00:00

The Introduction to Scientific Digital Images workshop will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 8:30am to 1pm in Marley 230. The workshop provides a foundation for making good scientific and ethical decisions for working with digital image data. Open to students, staff, appointed professionals, faculty, and invited off-campus guests.