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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 09:30

The Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop is a 3-day event focused on new and emerging optical microscopy techniques and their applications with a special focus on time-resolved techniques. This workshop brings together internationally-renowned researchers in a wide variety of fields, including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, probe design, cellular biology, neuroscience, optics, and more. Past speakers have included 5 Nobel Laureates: Roger Tsien, WE Moerner, Stephen Hell, Eric Betzig, and Steven Chu.


Friday, October 11, 2019 - 08:15 to Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:15

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.


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:15 to Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:45

This workshop will include lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice, as well as tips and tricks, and round-table discussion. Participants may bring their own specimens when possible. Please let staff know the type of specimen you will be bringing (e.g. Cultured cells, tissue blocks, specimens/particles for negative stain).


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 09:45 to Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 16:00

"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.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 15:00 to Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 13:30

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.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 08:15 to Monday, October 21, 2019 - 00:15

This intensive, three-day workshop provides a practical and basic theoretical introduction to the Transmission Electron Microscope and biological sample preparation techniques. Each day will consist of lecture, discussion and *hands-on* training led by GEM staff.
Who: Anyone requiring training on TEM and biological sample preparation. The workshop will be limited to 6 participants based on the availability of equipment.
When: Wednesday through Friday, Oct.