The Cell and Molecular Imaging Users' Group seeks to bring together the individual basic science labs at USC that share a common interest in imaging methods, primarily but not limited to microscopy and biological samples.
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Because UPC lacks core facilities, most basic science labs with an interest in imaging have their own instrumentation. On the principle that "no lab is an island", we seek to bring groups together regularly to exchange ideas and methods, and to provide educational and collaborative opportunities for those who would like to use, or improve their use of imaging methods in their laboratories on the UPC campus.
We are developing a schedule of regular meetings or workshops to discuss imaging methods and collaborations. We will also develop and place on this website a list of resources, available instrumentation and collaborative possibilities. Please join the list and send suggestions for useful resources.
This group is affiliated with the Provost's Biomedical Imaging Sciences Initiative (BISI) directed by Prof. Walter Wolf, and initiated as a project from the Center for Excellence in Research
|22 Sept 11||RRI 101, 2-4||Advances in Super Resolution: seeing Biology in High Definition, by Tom Donnelly, Applied Precision. We are in a golden age of imaging, as light microscopy now pushes the limits into super-resolution imaging, which will be this year's Imaging Group focus. (focus, get it? ;-) Tom will kick off this year's events and start the conversation. Come see what super-resolution can do for you--and why we need to work towards a super-resolution core at UPC. flyer(PDF).|
|Apr 22, 2009||4-6, CUB301||CER Workshop: a taste of imaging at USC. Speakers are Prof. Don Arnold, MCB, on live cell imaging; Marc Green, MCB, on deconvolution and live cell imaging; Prof Noah Malmstadt, USC-Viterbi, on TIRF and surface imaging, and Dr Paul Webster, HEI, on trnasmission and scanning electron microscopy facilities.|
|Sept 2, 2009||12-1.30|
|Fluorescent Reagents and Imaging Strategies for BioDiscovery Are you confused how to choose an imaging strategy from all these cool new products that are coming out? We've asked Michael Ignatius, PhD, an expert from Molecular Probes/Invitrogen, to give us an overview. This workshop will address basic issues to consider in fluorescent imaging and is appropriate to users at all levels. Molecular Probes is one of the Big Fish in developing methods, and Dr Ignatius is an expert with significant application experience.|
|Oct 28, 2009||9-6|
|Quantitative Imaging Forum (all day). This workshop is designed to educate microscopy users on best practices in microscopy. Although the speakers will come from Leica, JH Technologies, and Hamamatsu, the purpose of the seminar is purely educational, not about products. The topics are generic enough to apply to anyone who is using a microscope. This is a great opportunity to have a crash course in fluorescence microsopy. Agenda here.|
|Nov 10, 2009||4-6, RRI 101||CER Workshop. This workshop will describe core facilities at USC-UPC in the NanoBiophysics Core (particularly featuring the Atomic Force Microscopy instrumentation) and the Center for Electron MIcroscope and Microanalysis (CEMMA). Our speakers will be Nickolas Chelyapov and Alicia Thompson. Note Room Change.|
|4 Mar 10||RRI101, 11am||Seminar High Resolution Mapping Of Quantum-Dot Labeled Proteins Bound to DNA. Speaker: Yuval Ebenstein, UCLA. Sponsored by Molecular Biology Program.|
|4 Mar 10||RRI 101, 2pm||Seminar Applications of Machine Learning in Fluorescent Microscopic Cell Image Analysis. Speaker: Chun-Nan Hsu, USC / Information Science Institute. Sponsored by Computational Biology Program|
|11 April 11||RRI 101, noon||LA-LIVE Cell Analysis: Watching life as it happens. Two talks from live cell imaging users|