Brilliant violet

Those who work with FACS are aware of the very bright blue dye called Brilliant Violet but it can be used in microscopy as well!

If like many microscopists, you systematically use DAPI to stain nuclei even though your experiment doesn’t require you to know where nuclei are, think about using the blue channel instead to label one more protein with an Brilliant Violet secondary antibody!

Et voilà! 🙂

Microscopy facility job in Gothenburg!

The excellent Centre for Cellular Imaging core facility at Sahlgrenska Academy – Gothenburg University is looking into hiring someone!

Have a look at the ad here.

How to kill your fear of image analysis?

Neubias is a European effort to get biologists comfortable with image analysis. conferences (Hungary, Jan 2018), courses, facility staff training, ‘biologists meet analysts’ meetings… They have it all!

Now this is your chance to learn and get help to analyze images for your microscopy project! Check the Neubias conference and courses in Hungary!

And if you would like to work with microscopy in the future, remember to join the ELMI (European Light Microscopy Initiative) so you get all their job announcements! 🙂

Custom made rotating stage insert

One more cute stage insert for the LCI facility, thanks to Peter Arfert, the KTH workshop wizard and his 3D printing machine! 🙂



Image analysis job in Uppsala! :)

Up to three postdoc and researcher positions in Computerized Image Processing, Scientific Computing, and Bioinformatics in Uppsala

Do you want to develop new, intelligent ways of processing and managing very large amounts of microscopy images in order to leverage the imminent explosion of information from modern experimental setups in the biosciences? Join the recently started  interdisciplinary research project Hierarchical Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Data (HASTE) within the research groups of Prof. Carolina Wählby, Assoc. Prof. Andreas Hellander, Department of Information Technology, and Assoc. Prof. Ola Sjuth, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), Vironova AB and AstraZeneca AB, Sweden.

More information and instructions for how to apply can be found here (Postdoc: If your PhD degree was obtained after 2014-05-23) or here (Researcher: If your PhD was obtained before 2014-05-23).

Deadline for application: 2017-05-23. Note that all applications need to be submitted though the online recruitment system.

Imaris User Group Meeting in Basel

Would you like to boost your knowledge about Imaris, learn loads of tipes and get expert help with your pipeline? Join the Imaris User Group Meeting in Basel at the end of June!


Xiaowei Zhuang’s visit!

Great news! Xiaowei Zhuang from Harvard University will visit us on the 31st of May!

On top of the STORM super resolution technique, her lab recently came up the MERFISH technique -a multiplexing-based in situ RNA sequencing-, as well as a FRET-based method to study Protein-DNA transient interactions during replication, transcription…

Check here her projects and mind-blowing ‘selected’ publication list.

Come and listen to her talk on Wednesday, May 31 at 10.00-11.00. Main lecture Hall 4th Floor, Novum, Flemingsberg

”Illuminating biology at the nanoscale and systems scale using single-molecule and super-resolution imaging”.

Hope to see you there! 🙂