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Swiss Microscopy Core Facility Day 2021

Registration for the 2021 Swiss Microscopy Core Facility Day at the new Biozentrum in Basel is open.
Register today for this on-site event.

The LS2 Microscopy Intersection is happy to organise the LS2 Microscopy Webinar Series. One Tuesday each month, a speaker will share their exciting work on imaging methods and their applications in science or industry.

The next LS2 Microscopy Webinar will take place on the 20th July 2021 at 17:00 (~30min plus Q&A time). Register here.

ZEISS Microscopy Image Contest 2021 

We are thrilled to announce the ZEISS Microscopy Image Contest 2021. Do you take stunning microscopy images? Submit your best image now!  The contest is open to all microscopy enthusiasts and professionals in any application field. Images can be taken with any ZEISS microscope (light, X-ray or electron microscope). Deadline for entry is July 31, 2021.

All participants will receive a copy of the ZEISS Microscopy Calendar 2022. On top of that, the three winners will receive the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize: ZEISS Primostar 3
  • 2nd Prize: ZEISS Victory Pocket 10x25
  • 3rd Prize: ZEISS Terra 10x42

To submit your image and read all FAQs and rules, visit our contest web page

New position in microscopy at Wyss Center, Geneva

 

The position is conceived to focus on transversal activities among the different microscopes and image analysis systems with technical roles on maintenance, assistance and quality control of the microscopes and integration of image analysis pipelines. The person will also be involved in the run of Wyss Center driven research projects.

Deadline 23th of July, with possibility of extension.

Exciting publication of Professor Olivier Pertz

We congratulate MIC committee member Oliver Pertz and his team to their exciting new study “Collective ERK/Akt activity waves orchestrate epithelial homeostasis by driving apoptosis-induced survival” published in Developmental Cell in June 2021.

QUAREP-LiMi WG 10 Image Quality Talk from Alan C. Bovik

"On Picture Quality Prediction"

Alan Bovik is a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Wireless Networking and Communication Group (WNCG), and the Institute for Neuroscience. His research interests include digital television, digital photography, visual perception, social media, and image and video processing. To recieve the Zoom link to this talk, please contact Yury Belyaev.
 

15th EXCITE Zurich Summer School

Registration is now open for the 15th EXCITE Zurich Summer School on Biomedical Imaging that will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, from 6 - 17 September 2021. Application deadline: Monday, 3 May 2021 (Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2021).

 

PhD Defense

Coralie Dessauges, student ot the PhD program Cutting Edge Microscopy (CEM), will give her PhD defense on May 3, 2021, at 1.00 pm. Title: An optogenetic actuator/biosensor circuit for large scale interrogation of MAPK signaling dynamics
Please request access to this online event via e-mail to Rahel Eyer.

In this work, we developed a set of optogenetic circuits to activate the MAPK/ERK pathway with light from different levels of the MAPK network and measure the corresponding ERK activity with a high temporal resolution. Together with automated imaging and image-analysis pipelines, our systems enable us to image and stimulate ERK signaling in hundreds of cells in a highly automated and dynamic fashion. Taking advantage of this throughput, we conducted an RNAi perturbation screen to investigate the role of 50 proteins of the MAPK network in ERK signaling regulation.

PhD Defense

Nora Ruef, student ot the PhD program Cutting Edge Microscopy (CEM), will give her PhD defense on March 26, 2021, at 4.00 pm. Please request access to this online event via e-mail to Rahel Eyer.

"In this thesis we investigated the unique migration mode of submandibular salivary gland tissue resident memory CD8+ T cells and how memory CD8+ T cells perform homeostatic surveillance of a complex organ with mixed epithelial – connective tissue composition."

PhD Defense

Julia Bruggisser, student of he PhD program Cutting Edge Microscopy (CEM), will give her PhD defense on March 25, 2021, at 3.00 pm. Please request access to this online event via e-mail to Rahel Eyer.

Title: Clostridium Perfringens β-Toxin: Receptor Identification and Oligomer Structure

Self-evaluation of the Microscopy Imaging Center (MIC)

Please complete the survey of the MIC here until March 16, 2021. This survey is designed to evaluate the performance of the MIC with respect to teaching and services. Your participation will help to implement improvements exactly there where you requested them most

New instrument at ARTORG

02.02.2021 - The newly acquired EVOS M7000 microscope from Thermo Fisher is a widefield fluorescence microscope, suitable for.... continue reading

White Paper of QUAREP-LiMi is online

29.01.2021 – Read the White Paper «QUAREP-LiMi: A community-driven initiative to establish guidelines for quality assessment and reproducibility for instruments and images in light microscopy» here.

Virtual Seminar Invitation - ImageXpress Pico

02.03.2020 - When size doesn't matter: meet ImageXpress Pico, the miniature but mighty microscope. Continue reading

DBMR Hyperion Imaging System

02.11.20 – New MIC Instruments

Location: INO-F608A
Type: Imaging mass cytometer
Site: UniBE-Insel Read more

DBMR Helios Mass Cytometer

07.10.20 – New MIC Instruments

Location: INO-F608A
Type: Mass Cytometer
Site: UniBE-Insel Read more

DBMR Hyperion Imaging System

05.10.20 – New MIC Instruments

Location: INO-F608A
Type: Imaging mass cytometer
Site: UniBE-Insel Read more

LHEP Keyence VHX-7000

05.10.20 – New MIC Instruments

Location: Gebäude der exakten Wissenschaften (ExWi)
Type: Widefield Microscope
Site: UniBE-ExWi Read more

IZB Nanolive 3D Cell Explorer

10.08.20 – New MIC Instruments

Location: Institute of Cell Biology, Baltzerstrasse 4, 3012 Bern
Type: Widefield Microscope
Site: UniBE-Muesmatt Read more

IRM ThermoFisher Phenom XL Scanning EM (Bob)

02.11.20 – New MIC Instruments

Location: Institute of Forensic Medicine, Bühlstrasse 20, 3012 Bern
Type: Electron Microscope
Site: UniBE-Muesmatt Read more