Light Sheet Microscopy (lunch seminar)

Nature Methods journal named Light Sheet Microscopy the 2014 method of the year. Light sheet microscopy illuminates the sample in a single plane while collecting the images in the perpendicular plane using low light level, high speed cameras. The sample can be optically sectioned and imaged in 3D by moving the sample through the various planes. This method is a faster method of collecting optical sections while reducing the amount of photo-damage to the sample. This allows for imaging developing embryos, imaging high speed calcium signals or rapidly collecting large data sets.

Super-Resolution Imaging - The ELYRA SR-SIM System and Discussion of Other Superresolution Techniques (seminar)

Installation was completed in March 2016 of the campus’ new superresolution microscope, the Zeiss Elyra S.1. This instrument is capable of twice the resolving power of existing confocal and deconvolution fluorescence microscopes.

4D Advanced Microscopy of Brain Circuits Course at UC Berkeley

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.

Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy 2015

Enrollment for Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy 2k15 at the Mount Desert Island Marine Laboratory in Maine is now open.

Muscle image from UA in "Life Magnified" (exhibit at Dulles Airport)

Life: Magnified is an NIGMS exhibit of scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times. The exhibit is on display at Washington Dulles International Airport's Gateway Gallery through November.