DEMO: Microtiterplate readers and applications, October 17, 2011

Perkinelmer presentation “Microtiterplate readers and applications” –
Recent development on microtiterplate readers, VICTOR, Enspire and EnVision.

Place:     BTK, 5th floor BTK seminar room (BioCity)
Time: Monday 17th of  October, 12:00-13:00

Plate reader demonstrations after presentations:at Daniel Abankwa’s LAB (BTK, room 5130). The instrument will stay in test use about one week.

contact person: Jouko Sandholm,
phone: 333-8597
email: jouko.sandholm (at) btk.fi

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22-23 November 2011: National Workshop in Super Resolution and 4D-confocal Imaging

22-23 November at the Biochemical Imaging Centre, Umeå, KBC-building/Chemical Biological Centre Umeå university.
Organizers: Richard Lundmark, head of Biochemical Imaging Centre and Marie
Andersson, Department of Molecular Biology

More information about the workshop can be found here:

Information about the new Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå is found here:

Registration deadline 30 September 2011.

Nikon Microscopy Day in Biocity 10th-11th November, 2011

CIC will host GWB’s demo at Mauno Koivisto centre, Biocity:

Inverted Nikon wide field fluorescence microscope:
– Nikon inverted microscope Ti-E
– Perfect focus system (PFS)
– Cameras from Andor: 1) iXon EMCCD 2) Neo sCMOS
– filter sets: DAPI, FITCH, TRICH,

If you are interested to run your own samples, please contact Jouko Sandholm
multi-well paltes/glass-bottom wells/slides are possible

Atomic Force Microscopy -workshop 1st -4th November, 2011

Workshop: Advancements of AFM technology for high resolution imaging and force spectroscopy in materials science and biology.

1st of Nov: University of Jyväskylä
2nd of Nov: University of Turku
3rd of Nov: Aalto University, Espoo
4th of Nov: university of Helsinki

More information and registration
(down load pdf)

Imaging personnel meeting 26th.-27th September, 2011, Turku

CIC will host a Microscope Imaging Personnel Meeting to be held in Ruissalo Spa hotel in Turku on September 26.-27, 2011

From here you find information about ACCOMODATION:More information (pdf)

Please contact Markku or Jari in any questions concerning the meeting

Cell Press Webinar: Visualization and Analysis of Intracellular Dynamics

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

6:30pm CEST, 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT

This webinar will be archived for 6 months for on-demand viewing.

The ability to track labeled macromolecules in living cells has taken cell biology beyond static images of fixed cells to a “real-time” view of the dynamics within cells. Technology for labeling various molecules and macromolecules, and analyzing their subcellular locations over time have provided exciting glimpses of the movements of chromatin, cytoskeletal and membrane elements, and organelles during various cellular processes such as cell division, DNA repair, and migration. In this exciting webinar, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Tobias Meyer, and Gary Karpen will share the insights they have learned visualizing the dynamic three-dimensional localizations of critical cellular components.

Registration and more information

INSERM Workshop 4th-6th of Sebtember, 2011

Workshop 210: Emerging tools in quantitative fluorescence microscopy for systems biology, September 4-6, 2011 – Lisbon

Registration deadline: June 6, 2011

For more information and for registration, please visit the website or contact at ateliers(at)inserm.fr

Official web pages

International ELMI meeting on Advanced Light Microscopy

Location: Alexandroupolis, Greece
Time: 7 June – 10 June 2011

Official web pages
More information (PDF)

Zeiss on Your Campus & BioImageXD software training – April 27-29, 2011 in BioCity in Turku

The focus of Zeiss on your campus this year is on fast imaging, kinetic measurements, 3-D live cell imaging and super resolution. The tour gives you an excellent opportunity to learn more about digital microscopy and many imaging techniques, independent if you use Zeiss or some other microscope platform. You can participate in digital microscopy workshops, seminars and hands-on sessions with

the latest Zeiss microscopes and application-solutions. Carl Zeiss offer you to compare the different techniques and discuss the result with experts from Carl Zeiss and independent researchers.

This year the Finnish installment of Zeiss on your campus is extended with lectures, demonstrations and practicals on the BioImageXD image post-processing software (developed independently by Turku BioImaging). BioImageXD is a comprehensive, versatile, free and open-source software package for visualizing, animating and quantitatively analyzing microscopy images. The workshop offers a chance to learn the most important features of the software in concise sessions with expert developers and users. Specific issues and analysis needs raised by participants are also addressed as required.

Registration for the Zeiss and BioImageXD parts is done separately as follows:

–       Register for the Zeiss part at www.zeiss.fi  by clicking “ZEISS on your Campus“.

–       Register for the BioImageXD part by sending email to analysis(at)bioimaging.fi.

For lunches, coffees and other arrangements, registrations are needed at the latest on 20th of April.

More information (pdf)

Program (pdf)

Demonstration of a Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscope

Interested in studying protein-protein interactions in cells?

Demonstration of a Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscope of Lambert Instruments

Time: 17 January 2011, 10.30h

Location: Turku Centre for Biotechnology, BioCity Turku, 5th floor, Seminar Room
More information: Download the document

Please get back to daniel.abankwa@btk.fi to register your interest in the seminar and the practical demonstration session.

New Cell Sorter has arrived

The flow cytometry sorting will step to new level, when old BD FACSVantage cell sorter retires and it is replaced with BD FACSAria II.

The instrument has been set up, but it requires the finalizing. After that the service engineer will show the basic usage for CIC personnel, and we have possibility execute the performance tests.

Perttu Terho will participate the training course on 10-14 of January, 2011. After that, the instrument will be set up and ready for real sorting.

Cell Observer in test use in CIC, August 2011

Cell Imaging Core has a new inverted widefield microscope (Carl Zeiss Cell Observer) in test use until late August. Everyone is warmly welcome to test it!

This demo instrument is aimed for live cell imaging and it has a Definite
Autofocus -unit, which maintain a focus plane during long time lapses. Otherwise the microscope has more or less the same features than our own Axiovert 200M.
– Microscope: Cell Observer, Carl Zeiss
– User interface: Axiovision Release
– FL filters: Dapi, GFP, DsRed
– Excitation source: metal halid
– Objectives: 10x, 20x, 20x for plastic, 40x, 40x for plastic, 63x oil
– Incubator: frame chamber, Co2/temp control
– Camera1: Axiocam MR Rev3
(- Camera2: emccd ? ) *

* we should get later a high sensitive emccd camera (Hamatsu or Photometrics

Please contact Markku Saari, if you are interested to try Observer with your own samples.

Synergy H1 Hybridreader, BioTek

Test use period of a BioTek multimodal plate reader started 30th of August and lasts some weeks. SynergyH1 is available for all CIC users. Please contact Markku Saari or Perttu Terho, if you got interested.
The instruments locates at Daniel Abankwa’s laboratory, CBT, 5th floor.

Biocenter Finland Infrastructure Day, October 13, 2011, Turku

BCF Infrastructure Day 2011 will be organised on Thursday, October 13, 2011. The  seminar takes place in Turku Science Park, BioCity building.

The themes of the Day are Biological imaging, Proteomics & metabolomics and Structural biology. All researchers interested in biosciences and Biocenter Finland technology services are welcome!

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