Announcing the 2nd Annual MIC Image Contest!

  We’re excited to announce the 2nd Annual MIC Image Contest! Last year’s contest entries were amazing, and we’re looking forward to many more beautiful images this year. Below are the rules, prizes, etc. for the contest. Any questions should be sent to Jen Lee. Good luck! ** 2016 MIC Image Contest – Sponsored by Zeiss Microscopy  Rules:… Read More Announcing the 2nd Annual MIC Image Contest!

Instruments of the Month: Serenity & Morpheus (Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1)

After an extended absence due to MIC-related courses & workshops, the Instrument of the Month series is back with a post on not just one, but two instruments: Serenity and Morpheus. What are “Serenity” and “Morpheus”? Both are Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 instruments used for selective plane illumination microscopy (SPIM). More on SPIM below. Why the names… Read More Instruments of the Month: Serenity & Morpheus (Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1)

2015 Molecular Imaging Center Image Contest

This past Thursday, we hosted the first Open MIC Holiday Party, complete with food, drinks, decorations, music, and, of course, beautiful microscopy images from our inaugural Image Contest! Before we get to the images, I’d like to acknowledge: Zeiss Microscopy, and in particular, Alex Soell, for generously sponsoring the contest all of the MIC users who entered… Read More 2015 Molecular Imaging Center Image Contest

Instrument of the Month: Baymax (Zeiss AxioScan Slide Scanner)

Welcome to our second installment of Instrument of the Month. For September, we’re highlighting Baymax! What is “Baymax”? Baymax is a Zeiss AxioScan.Z1 with automated slide scanning capabilities. Why the name Baymax? All MIC instruments have traditionally been nicknamed with sci-fi/robot references in mind. Due to its round, simple appearance, we thought Baymax (from Big Hero 6) was an… Read More Instrument of the Month: Baymax (Zeiss AxioScan Slide Scanner)

Instrument of the Month: Trinity (Zeiss LSM 880-NLO with Airyscan)

Welcome to the first installment of our new series, “Instrument of the Month”, where we’ll highlight one of the many instruments at the Molecular Imaging Center (MIC). The purpose of the series is to bring awareness to the community regarding our imaging resources. Since we currently manage 20 instruments in our facility, very few users know… Read More Instrument of the Month: Trinity (Zeiss LSM 880-NLO with Airyscan)