ZEISS demonstrates virtual reality technology for microscopy, wins #MyNeuroVote people's choice award

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This year nearly 30,000 people attended the 45th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) at the McCormick Place in Chicago. From October 17-21, ZEISS joined the premier venue for neuroscientists to present our newest instruments and technologies. 3D imaging in light, electron and X-ray microscopy is essential to decipher the human connectome, assist in brain research, or help to fight neurodegenerative diseases such als Alzheimer’s, and ZEISS once again demonstrated the perfect tools and applications to enthusiastic scientists.

 

Neuroscience 2015 at the McCormick Place in Chicago
Neuroscience 2015 at the McCormick Place in Chicago

 

Visitors had the chance to discover the latest ZEISS advancements in confocal and multi-photon microscopy, rapid imaging of large cleared samples and 3D scanning electron microscopy. The presentations, workshops and sessions included insights into Airyscan imaging for multi-photon microscopy, tissue clearing methods, large volume 3D imaging for light and electron microscopy.

 

Huge interest in light sheet microscopy with cleared samples and Lightsheet Z.1
Huge interest in light sheet microscopy with cleared samples and Lightsheet Z.1

 

ZEISS and arivis presented a world-exclusive experience at Neuroscience 2015: 3D visualization of real microscopy data with arivis Vision 4D and Oculus Rift virtual reality technology! Excited visitors took the chance to dive deep into real 3D microscopy data and experience immersive microscopy first-hand.

 

Immersive microscopy experience with ZEISS, arivis and Oculus Rift
Immersive microscopy experience with ZEISS, arivis and Oculus Rift

 

The crowded talks and presentations at our booth included correlative microscopy with ATLAS 5 Array Tomography as well as multi-photon microscopy with Airyscan, clearing methods for Lightsheet Z.1, and handling of big image data for microscopy.

 

Doug Richardson (Harvard HCBI) presenting tissue clearing methods
Doug Richardson (Harvard HCBI) presenting tissue clearing methods

 

Available instruments for hands-on demonstrations included Axio Scan.Z1, LSM 800 and 880 with Airyscan, Sigma FE-SEM with the new aSTEM detector, Lightsheet Z.1 and our stereo and zoom microscopes.

A special highlight was the presentation of ZEISS MultiSEM 506, the newest variant of the world’s fastest scanning electron microscope with 91 parallel electron beams for large area imaging of ultrastructural details at highest speed. You can learn more about this ZEISS-exclusive technology in an upcoming webinar on November 12!

 

ZEISS LSM 880 with Airyscan wins #MyNeuroVote award at Neuroscience 2015
ZEISS LSM 880 with Airyscan wins #MyNeuroVote award at Neuroscience 2015

 

A special honour was to receive the #MyNeuroVote people’s choice award for LSM 880 with Airyscan in the second year running. Elise Shumsky, of ZEISS Microscopy, told SelectScience that it was a thrill and an honor to be selected by researchers in the community. “Winning the award for the second time in a row shows the acceptance and validation of this innovative product. #MyNeuroVote is the scientists’ choice award for Neuroscience. ZEISS LSM 880 is truly something that propels research forward and it is fantastic to be able to provide scientists with new capabilities for research.”

 

Our Neuroscience 2015 team at the booth with #MyNeuroVote award
Our Neuroscience 2015 team at the booth with #MyNeuroVote award

 

Our whole team at ZEISS Microscopy would like to thank all Neuroscience 2015 visitors for voting! We had great discussions at our booth, enjoyed the instruments demonstrations, learned about your applications, and had a great and successful time with you. We are looking forward meeting you again at Neuroscience 2016 in San Diego! In case you have more questions, comments, or are interested in the presented instruments and applications, just write us an email at microscopy@zeiss.com or use our web contact form: We’re always there for you!

 

In case you had to miss Neuroscience 2015 you can experience the highlights of the show in our Storify!

 

Interested in our newest applications and microscopes for neuroscience and life science research? Visit our website and get in contact!

 

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Tags: Airyscan, Confocal Microscopy, Correlative Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Light sheet Microscopy, X-ray Microscopy

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