Avizo Software for Analysis of Microscopic Images

The constant improvement in quality and size of microscopic datasets, especially from 3D electron microscopy, leads to an increasing need for accurate, repeatable, and reliable image visualization and analysis.

Oxford AFM Lunch & Learn - Oct 24, 2019

High performance Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs) are designed to uncover surface properties ranging from shape and texture to local stiffness and conductivity in various application fields including semiconductors, data storage and polymers, to name a few.

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research will present an overview of their new Jupiter XR AFM. This is an excellent opportunity for students, researchers and team leaders to learn about how AFM could impact their projects or just to get a glimpse of the advances of AFM technology.

Beyond the Near-Infrared: In Vivo Imaging with Molecules and Materials that Emit above 1000nm (CBC Colloquium)

"Fluorescence imaging is a central tool for visualizing complex biological systems, yet the contrast and resolution attainable is currently limited by diffuse light originating from background and scattering at visible and near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths. Recently, the shortwave infrared (SWIR, 1000 – 2000 nm) has emerged as an optimal region for in vivo fluorescence imaging due to its minimal light scattering and low tissue autofluorescence compared to the NIR. While the SWIR demonstrates great promise, suitable materials are needed with emission at these low energies.

Bio-Raman Spectroscopy Lecture

Raman spectroscopy is used as a non-invasive and nondestructive diagnostic tool to analyse molecular changes in cells, tissues or biofluids. Changes that are either the cause or the effect of pathological diseases. The studies and examples introduced in this bio-seminar will demonstrate that Raman spectroscopy is able to provide a wealth of biochemical information rapidly to improve understanding and help in the prediction of disease in research and clinical settings.

3D Bench Top Manufacturing Application in AFM in-Situ Research in Chemistry and Biology

Title: 3D Bench Top Manufacturing Application in AFM in-Situ Research in Chemistry and Biology
Date/Time: July 12, 2019, 10 am
Location: Chemical Sciences Building, room 202, University of Arizona
Presenter: Song Xu, Ph.D., Sr. Application Scientist, Park AFM Systems Inc.

Measurement of Tissue Structure and Function with Optical Imaging (seminar)

CBC seminar, September 19, 2018
Optical imaging techniques including optical coherence tomography (OCT), fluorescence spectroscopy (FS), and multiphoton microscopy (MPM) can be used for measurements of biological tissue structure and function. OCT, which is an optical ranging technique, can in some circumstances provide submicron resolution measurements of tissue thickness. FS can theoretically provide quantitative measurements of endogenous fluorophores and thus information about metabolism and tissue health.

Digital Light Sheet Imaging Seminar (Leica)

Presenter: Kristofer Fertig, Senior Confocal Sales and Applications Specialist, Leica Microsystems
Time: 2-3pm
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Location: Medical Research Building, room 102
Other: Light refreshments will be provided.
Light sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM) uses a thin plane of excitation light that shines into a sample at 90 degrees to the imaging axis.

BME seminar - Spectrally encoded confocal microscopy for comprehensive and low-cost in vivo cellular imaging

Spectrally encoded confocal microscopy (SECM) uses a diffraction grating and broadband light source to conduct line confocal imaging without using any beam scanning device. SECM has two major advantages over conventional confocal microscopy devices: i) imaging speed can be increased by orders of magnitude; and ii) imaging probe can be made simple and small. We have focused on two clinical applications of the SECM technology: gastrointestinal endoscopy and dermatology. We have developed SECM endoscopic devices that imaged human esophagus in vivo.

CryoEM seminar

"Structural Insights into Retroviral Integration Using CryoEM"
Event Date: Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Koffler, Room 218
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Dmitry Lyumkis (Helmsley-Salk Fellow, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies)
Seminar Host: N.C. Horton
Seminar Type: CBC Colloquium Seminar

Seminar introducting ASU's CryoEM facility to the UA research community

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.