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First scientific symposium at the EMBL Imaging Centre

The EMBL in Heidelberg hosted its first Scientific Symposium at the EMBL Imaging Centre on the 30th of May 2022, featuring talks about leading edge imaging technologies in the field of electron and light microscopy.

Among the speakers were three Nobel laureates - Stefan Hell, Richard Henderson, and W.E. Moerner. During this event, the Leica labs were opened to visitors, who were able to see the impressive Leica imaging portfolio that is also part of the open access service of the EMBL Imaging Centre, accessible to researchers from all over the world. 

The visitors had the opportunity to see the instruments in action and ask the Leica experts details about how the Leica systems could support their research work.

The systems on show included:

  • STELLARIS 8 FALCON, which enables researchers to follow fast molecular interactions via FLIM-FRET (Förster Resonance Energy Transfer), use biosensors to detect changes in metabolic state and microenvironment, apply lifetime contrast to separate multiple fluorophores, and acquire FLIM data with minimal training
  • STELLARIS 8 DIVE, a multiphoton microscope with high spectral flexibility for fast multicolor imaging deep within tissues
  • The new Coral Cryo 3D cryo-electron tomography workflow solutions, ensuring sample viability, quality checks and most of all, a precise and reliable 3D targeting mechanism.
  • Mica, the world’s first Microhub, that unites widefield and confocal imaging in a sample protecting, incubating environment
  • Three THUNDER Imaging Systems with Computational Clearing, that allow for high-speed, high-quality imaging of thick, three-dimensional specimens
  • The laser microdissection system LMD7 for contact- and contamination-free isolation of specific single cells or entire areas of tissue from a wide variety of tissue samples
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