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- Advanced Imaging Facility
- Antibody Facility
- Biomedical Services
- Cell Technologies
- Computer Services
- DNA Sequencing and Genotyping
- Electron Microscopy
- Genome Engineering Facility
- International Office
- Light Microscopy
- Mass Spectrometry
- Media Technologies and Outreach
- Office of Research Grants
- Office of Technology Transfer
- Protein Expression Purification and Characterization
- Scientific Computing Facility
- Scientific Infrastructure
- Technology Development Studio (TDS)
- Transgenic Core
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Latest from AIF
AIF at EMBO practical course on Lightsheet Microscopy
The AIF is participating to the EMBO practical course on Lightsheet Microscopy, which will be held in Dresden between August 2nd and August 11th, 2018. The course will focus on introducing lightsheet microscopy to the next generation of scientists, showing them what can be achieved with the most recent commercial and custom lightsheet microscopes (more information here).
For the whole duration of the course, the lattice lightsheet microscope will be blocked.
The AIF lattice lightsheet gets add-ons!
The lattice lightsheet available for booking at AIF gets a new 561 nm laser. The laser, with a maximum power of 500 mW, is seamlessly integrated into the current hardware and software, allowing for using more fluorescent molecules for imaging with the microscope.
In addition, a better environmental control, including a custom made silicon sealer for the sample chamber, will help keeping your samples alive and kicking for longer while imaging! Come and check it out!!!
AIF holding the DIPP 2018 course on Advanced Microscopy
As a contribution to the formative offer provided by the Dresden International Ph.D. Program (DIPP), the AIF is holding a course on Advanced Microscopy on June 5th and June 6th, 2018. The course will cover topics related to physical optics and microscopy, with a specific focus on the most recent techniques developed for advanced imaging. The aim is to illustrate the principles used in state of the art microscopy in the context of biological imaging.
AIF on CBG news
AIF was interviews by our local MTO: read the full story here!
EMBO practical course on lightsheet microscopy: apply NOW!!!
The next EMBO practical course on lightsheet microscopy will be held at MPI-CBG from August 2nd to August 11th, 2018. The course will focus on understanding and using lightsheet microscopes for live cell imaging, and the participant will have the chance of using several cutting-edge research microscopes manufactured by companies as well as custom built setups. Bring your own samples and come back with a ridiculous amount of awesome data!
Apply now here
AIF visiting Janelia
The conference aims at bringing together leaders of imaging centers and program leaders of open access infrastructures. The goal is to create a platform to explore the frontiers in imaging technologies, discuss common challenges, and strategize how the global imaging community can build a common network to tackle the era of “big data” as well as rapid technological advances in microscopy.
Job opening at SCIONICS
Scionics Computer Innovation, an IT service and software provider specializing in solutions for the biological science research community, is offering a full-time position for a highly motivated instrument control developer.
The main focus is to develop and maintain custom software for controlling scientific devices, in particular novel microscopy setups.
More details here https://www.scionics.com/jobs.html#instrument_control_developer
AIF joins BioDIP
The AIF is happy to join the Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform (BioDIP)! Looking forward to expanding the platform offer and to strengthening the collaboration between the facilities. Read more about the BioDIP network here.
AIF hosts collaborators from Prague
On 5th and 6th of October 2017, David Stanek and Davide Basello, working at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR in Prague, visited the AIF to acquire some cool movies of Cajal bodies of HeLa cells. Imaging was done on the facility's lattice lightsheet scope. Thanks to the very bright emission of coiling-GFP, we could exploit the scope's maximum speed and track their position at high temporal accuracy over several minutes. The AIF is looking forward to continuing this exciting project!!!