Aspects of Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis

August 11, 2009

Senior Metallurgical Engineer and Engineering Manager Dr. John Tartaglia of Stork Climax Research Services will be presenting a seminar titled „Aspects of Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis,“ on August 21, 2009 at Stork CRS in Wixom, Michigan, US.  The seminar will be offered in either a morning (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) or afternoon (1:30 PM to 4:30 PM) session. Both sessions will be followed by optional tours of the laboratory facilities. There is no cost to attend this presentation. For reservations see:

State-of-the-Art Geosciences Laboratory Opened

Juni 29, 2009

An advanced science laboratory has officially been launched on June 26, 2009 at the University of Monash, Victoria, Australia by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Kim Carr. The $1 million Earth Sciences teaching laboratory will provide students with the latest in high-tech learning, giving them access to next-generation computer modelling and microscope technology. Head of Geosciences School Professor Ray Cas said the laboratory had the capacity to teach at a microscopic scale via the linking of microscopes with the smart screens. „The laboratory is the most advanced facility of its kind in Australia and the technology it employs is at the cutting-edge internationally,“ Professor Cas said.

Routine Spectroscopy in Analytical Labs

Mai 14, 2009

Thermo Fisher Scientific will host a series of free informative seminars on routine spectroscopy in the analytical laboratory. This seminar will explain the range of spectroscopic techniques currently available for use in the quality control or analytical laboratory. The essential theory of Infra-Red, Near-Infra-Red, Raman and UV spectroscopy will be covered, together with how to select the best technique for a given process or application. The seminar is aimed at scientists and analysts looking to commission, expand or replace spectroscopic analytical capabilities in their laboratory.
Dates are:
June 2, 2009 – Hemel Hempstead, UK
June 3, 2009 – Leeds, UK
June 4, 2009 – Edinburgh, UK

Attendance is free of charge. For registration visit:

3D in 12 Days

April 30, 2009

During June, 13-25, the 14th annual Living Cell Course will take place at the University of British Columbia Medicine School (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. This residential course concentrates on all aspects of the 3D microscopy of living cells. Designed for biological research scientists and advanced graduate students, who apply – or plan to – modern 3D imaging, the course want to open up-to-date methods to a wider selection of scientists. The aim of this intense course is to bring students and manufacturers together. The course’s topics include amongst others scanning systems like AODs, mirrors and disks, deconvolution of wide-field and confocal data, dye design, poisson noise QE and S/N, calcium imaging, as well as „how to keep cells alive“.

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Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy

April 15, 2009

PicoQuants 7th Short Course on Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy, taking place from Nov. 9-12, 2009, in Berlin, Germany is intended for individuals wishing an introduction of the basics of fluorescence spectroscopy and its applications to the Life Sciences. The course is held in cooperation with Dr. J.R. Lakowicz from the Center of Fluorescence Spectroscopy (CFS) in Baltimore. It will focus on time-resolved spectroscopy applications (i.e. measurements on bulk samples). Registration deadline is Aug. 31, 2009.

Helping Web Resources for Academia

April 8, 2009

Agilent Technologies has launched a comprehensive academic resource web site for scientists worldwide seeking information about funding, collaborations, teaching tools, internships and other critical information like urgent submission deadlines. Additionally, a landing page was created that provides access to data and specifications via grant-application toolkits as well as support for grant preparation that targets U.S. stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy

März 26, 2009

For the 15th time now, PicoQuant is hosting the International Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultrasensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences. The workshop will take place from Sep. 15-18, 2009 in Berlin-Adlershof, WISTA campus, Germany. Topics that will be covered during the talks and a poster session are: Fluorescence Lifetime Correlation Spectroscopy (FLCS), Pulsed Interleaved Excitation (PIE) and Stimulated Emission Depletion Spectroscopy (STED), two-photon excitation, new and robust fluorophores such as quantum dots, metalfluorophore interactions, analysis of living cells, investigation of protein folding and biological function studies of macromolecules and Foerster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET).