Scan Full-Slides of Histological Samples at a FREE "Turboscan Mosaic" Demo
Join the Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory April 30-May 4 for a demonstration of an innovative software and hardware package that allows you to scan a slide in less than a minute. The "Turboscan Mosaic" package allows full-slide scanning of large histological samples. Dr. Joe Delli will demo "Turboscan Mosaic" in the Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory at the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC Building 20, Room 49S).
In addition to whole slide scanning, the system will also scan well plates and tissue microarrays in brightfield or fluorescence. Reservations required. Personal samples are encouraged. Please contact Joe Delli for further information, reservations, and sample requirements at firstname.lastname@example.org
This exciting opportunity is sponsored by W. Nuhsbaum.
|In Focus: |
Studying Photoreceptor Cell Death
Associate Professor David Zacks, from the Ophthalmology Department at U-M, works to understand diseases of the retina.
Professor Zacks' laboratory has identified a small peptide antagonist of the Fas-receptor, and is working on developing a compound as a potential therapeutic for preventing photoreceptor cell death during retinal disease.
"The Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core has been instrumental in our work," Dr. Zacks explained. "It provides us with a very high-quality reagent, as well as help with the development of analytic methods for detecting the compound after injection into the eye. Furthermore, and perhaps most importantly, Dr. Remmer has provided us with very expert advice in regards to any protein work we do."
Reminder: Proteomics Seminar
is May 1 in Danto Auditorium
Registered attendees will join the BRCF and Proteomics and Peptide Synthesis Core on Tuesday, May 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Danto Auditorium as we explore a variety of topics detailing how quantitative proteomics can impact your research, and more!
For the day's full schedule, including speakers and workshops, please visit the BRCF events page.
|Save the dates: Upcoming Events
Commercialization Symposium on June 1
What resources are available at the U-M and locally to license new medical breakthroughs? Besides launching a spin-off company, what other options are available to successfully take a therapy or device to market? These questions and more will be answered at the "Introduction to Life Science Technology Commercialization Symposium" for U-M faculty, postdocs, and grad students on Friday, June 1 at the North Campus Research Complex. Co-sponsored by BD and featuring a panel hosted by our own Connie Chang, attendance is free.
NEW DATE: Driving a Genomics Revolution Through Open Source Innovation
The BioArbor Meeting featuring Dr. Eric Schadt and Dr. Brian Athey has been rescheduled from May 9 to Wednesday, June 6. We have learned Dr. Schadt will be presented with the CINE Special Jury Award for his documentary, "The New Biology," at an award ceremony which also takes place on May 9.
Consequently, BioArbor has rescheduled the meeting to June 6 to accommodate this honor for Dr. Schadt. And as an added bonus we'll screen Dr. Schadt's documentary during the networking hour at BioArbor. We hope colleagues in the Ann Arbor area will be able to join us for this unique opportunity to share insights with two thought leaders in the increasingly high-profile world of genomics. Free. RSVP and Learn more.
In This Issue
|Attend a FREE Turboscan Demo |
|Studying Photoreceptor Cell Death |
|Proteomics Seminar is May 1 |
|Save the dates! |
|Services Update |
|Services Update: Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory |
The Nikon A1 Confocal System with spectral analysis.
The Biomedical Research Core Facilities recently invested in new equipment for the Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory, including:
- New Olympus SZX16 Research Stereo Fluorescent Microscope
- Upgraded Software for Image Analysis: Imaris & Autoquant
- Inverted Fluorescent Microscope suitable for live-cell imaging
- Two new High Speed Computers for image analysis
- Nikon A1 Confocal System
- 2-Photon and Live Cell Imaging System with FLIM. This system will be customized for researchers, is on order, and is being built by engineers from Leica in Germany. Arriving soon!
- DeltaVision RT Series Performance Upgrade (BSRB location)
- Leica 3050S Cryostat
"The MIL is thrilled to have these new enhanced offerings at our laboratories. We strive to meet the unique needs of each investigator and regularly assess current technologies to make sure we offer the best services in microscopy and image analysis." - Chris Edwards, Laboratory Manager, Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory