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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.


Monday, July 17, 2017 - 14:00 to Friday, July 28, 2017 - 14:00

Wednesday, July 26 (Noon-5pm), Thursday, July 27 (9am-5pm), and Friday, July 28 (9am-2pm) in Life Sciences North, room 429 (MAP - same room as Leica DMI6000).

"The new RS-G4 from Caliber I.D. is a large-format, resonant-scanning confocal microscope, offering multiple laser lines (405/488/561/640/785) for single, sequential or simultaneous image acquisition of fluorescent labels.


Monday, July 17, 2017 - 10:00 to Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 13:00

The Introduction to Scientific Digital Images workshop will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2016 from 8:30am to 1pm in the Kuiper Space Sciences building, room 308. 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.

Please note, this workshop is only offered once per year in August.