Tag Archives: Light Microscopy

All things light & fluorescence microscopy

“Without microscopes, restorers would be blind.”

Hermitage Deputy Director and Chief Curator Svetlana B. Adaksina shares some insights

Svetlana B. Adaksina at the Art of Restoration conference

The Art of Restoration conference took place at the world famous State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg in May 2019. The conference was organized for the second time by Hermitage and OPTEC ZEISS Group/ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions.

We spoke to Hermitage Deputy Director and Chief Curator Svetlana B. Adaksina about the conference, restoring Cultural Heritage, and the cooperation with ZEISS.


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The Natural History Museum London – Behind the scenes 3

Conserving and digitizing butterflies

ZEISS Axiozoom V.16 helps to repair butterfly wings.

There is more to an exhibition than what is on display. A lot of a museum’s treasures are behind the scenes and require constant maintenance and protection. There are various materials that are subject to conservation, restoration, and digitization, including textile, paper, books, glass, ceramics, paintings, wood, metals, skeletons, and whole animals.


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The Natural History Museum London – Behind the scenes 2

Making the invisible tangible

A high-resolution 3D model of a dinosaur skull

The “Make it visible” project at the Natural History Museum (NHM) London aims to give blind and partially sighted visitors a chance to experience the beauty of nature shown in the exhibition. With the help of microscopes, natural history themed samples are printed in 3D to be used for public outreach activities – which include exhibitions, public and school events.


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The Natural History Museum London – Behind the scenes 1

From mosquito DNA to Martian meteorites

Facilities of the Natural History Museum London

The Natural History Museum (NHM) in London is not only a world-famous museum with around 5 million visitors per year, but also a world leading research institution with more than 350 scientists in earth and life sciences working on major scientific questions about our past and our future.


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Meteorite hides a fragment of an ancient comet

Surprise discovered by ZEISS microscopes

The lucky pathway of LaPaz 02342 xenolith from a disrupted comet

A tiny piece of the building blocks from which comets form has been found inside a primitive meteorite that broke away from an asteroid. The rare discovery provides a critical insight into the formation of the solar system over 4.5 billion years ago, and how it evolved into what we see today. In a study published in Nature Astronomy, scientists were analyzing a meteorite called LaPaz Icefield 02342, which was found in Antarctica in 2002.


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Microscopes are taking over the measuring lab

Pooled expertise in microscopy and metrology to create ZEISS NEO pixel software

ZEISS NEO pixel

The new ZEISS NEO pixel software for measuring microscopic images, especially in combination with the ZEISS Smartzoom 5 digital microscope, now offers the operator comprehensive measuring functions. Dr. Robert Zarnetta, who is responsible for Industrial Microscopy Solutions at ZEISS, sat down to discuss the range of applications for this new functionality.


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Speeding up imaging and documentation of microscopic samples

Smart Microscopy from ZEISS simplifies biomedical routine lab work

Clever ergonomics for comfortable lab work

Smart Microscopy from ZEISS is a new concept for the routine digital documentation of microscopic samples. The Smart Microscopy system takes away a large share of the workload from the users. It automatically adjusts many of the required settings, thus digital documentation of microscopic specimens becomes easier and more efficient.


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State Hermitage Museum – the first labs@location Partner of ZEISS in Russia

More than 1,000 analyses and studies carried out on ZEISS equipment

The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg becomes the first labs@location Partner for ZEISS in Russia on 4th April 2019

In an official ceremony on 4th April, the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg became the first labs@location Partner for ZEISS in Russia. A joint research and consultation reference center was created on the basis of the State Hermitage’s Department for Scientific Restoration and Conservation.


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Automated microscope for gentle and fast confocal 4D imaging

Enhancing ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 with ZEISS LSM 900 for optical sectioning

Primary lung fibroblasts imaged with ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 with LSM 900

By adding ZEISS LSM 900 with Airyscan 2 to ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7, users get the ease-of-use and automation from a fully integrated microscope platform and the superb confocal image quality and flexibility of the ZEISS LSM 9 family with Airyscan 2. The new Multiplex mode allows the user to perform superresolution 3D imaging with up to 1.5x higher resolution. Additionally, researchers can easily separate multiple labels with spectral imaging.


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Foundation stone ceremony for world-class high-resolution microscopy centre in Heidelberg

ZEISS supports new EMBL Imaging Centre with solutions for correlative microscopy

Rendering of the new EMBL Imaging Centre

The new EMBL Imaging Centre, to be opened in 2021 and located on the campus of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, will give researchers access to the most modern microscopy technologies available. ZEISS supports the centre with solutions for correlative microscopy.


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