Tag Archives: Confocal Microscopy

Laser Scanning Microscopes (LSM) by ZEISS: The benchmark in confocal microscopy

What do metallographers actually do?

The microscope as the most important tool

Toni Vegaz Nguyen, who himself trained as a metallographer at the Lette Verein Berlin, explains what a metallographer does, why he needs microscopes for it.

Metallographers mainly deal with the microstructure of materials and contribute to quality assurance. This also includes mechanical-technological and non-destructive material testing, material development, and research of high-quality materials as well as damage analysis.


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“The main goal of my research is to set up screening clinics throughout the developing world”

Johns Hopkins researcher Dr Saraswati Sukumar gives an insight into her work on breast cancer

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Focusing on breast cancer, Dr Saraswati Sukumar’s research aims to improve early detection and therefore save patients the difficulties associated with treatment. In this short interview, the Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher describes the progress of her research, as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


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African students fascinated by the possibilities of confocal microscopy

Microscopy and image analysis course at University of Ghana

The participants of the microscopy and image analysis course at University of Ghana showed a great level of enthusiasm.

Recently, the two-week course “Introduction to fluorescent microscopy and image analysis techniques” was held at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at University of Ghana at Legon. It helped 15 Master’s and PhD students from different universities in Ghana and Senegal gain a basic understanding of light microscopy techniques and computerized image analysis.


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A journey into a human kidney

ZEISS microscopes help uncover centuries old hidden secrets of human kidney stones

Kidney stones, the painful urinary deposits that affect more than 10 percent of people worldwide, are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, according to new research that could provide insights into how to better diagnose and treat the condition.


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A new platform for fast and gentle 3D superresolution microscopy

ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM expands the possibilities of structured illumination microscopy (SIM)

ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM is the new flexible platform for fast and gentle 3D superresolution.
ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM is a new flexible platform for fast and gentle 3D superresolution. Lattice SIM expands the possibilities of structured illumination microscopy (SIM): illuminating the sample with a lattice pattern rather than grid lines gives higher contrast and allows a more robust image reconstruction.


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Discovery in telomere biology advances understanding of cancer, ageing and heart disease

ZEISS Airyscan technology helps to reveal telomere structure

A team of Sydney scientists – including Katharina Gaus from University of New South Wales (UNSW) – have made a groundbreaking discovery in telomere biology with implications for conditions ranging from cancer to ageing and heart disease. The unique area detector technology of ZEISS LSM 880 with Airyscan made it possible to image telomere structures.


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Sharing knowledge

A day in Boston

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His job is unique. Sven Terclavers is an imaging specialist at ZEISS Microscopy. Working on behalf of the Harvard Center for Biological Imaging, he is responsible for 13 microscope systems and provides consulta­tion for scientists on the proper use of these instruments. He also supports the ZEISS 3D Imaging Specialists Sales team.


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Push the boundaries – upgrade your microscope

Additional functionality, improved performance or extended lifetime

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Demanding imaging tasks require to make the most of your valuable ZEISS system. Additionally, the questions you are asking develop and change over time.
Watch the video and discover how your highly modular ZEISS system can grow with your needs. See how upgrades and updates give you additional functionality, improved performance and extended lifetime.


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Fighting Fungi

Eliminating fungal infections with the help of ZEISS microscopes

Fighting Fungi

Fungal infections are highly dangerous – and sometimes even life-threatening. For the last four
years, scientists from Jena and Würzburg have been investigating the mechanisms of fungi at the Transregional Collaborative Research Center, FungiNet, which is sponsored by the German Research Association (DFG). The facility also uses ZEISS microscopes. Dr. Axel Brakhage provides some insights into his work.


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ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Tokyo reopened

Experiencing the broad spectrum of ZEISS microscopes

Following expansion and renovation, the ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Tokyo reopened in April 2018. Around 45 customers from industry and academia attended the grand ceremony. Dr. Kaoru Sato from JFE Techno-Research Corporation, one of Japan’s most well versed experts in electron microscopy, expressed his future expectations for ZEISS in a speech. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, ZEISS offered tours of the center.


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