The Department of Pharmacology celebrated the gracious contribution of Carl Zeiss and the grand opening of the UNC UNC Zeiss Imaging Center, Thursday, November 3, 2011 in the Genetic Medicine Building Atrium. The event included lectures on superresolution and electron microscopy as well as lunch, a tour of the new facility and the opportunity to meet our local Carl Zeiss team.
The UNC Zeiss Imaging Center will serve the UNC community with the most up-to-date imaging systems. Carl Zeiss will provide new equipment for extended periods of time, allowing researchers to collect data for publications and grant applications using cutting edge technology. Currently the center is equipped with the Cell Observer SD and LSM 710 with additional BiG detectors. Carl Zeiss plans to exchange these systems every few months with new and different technologies.
The first lecture was titled, "Optical Superresolution Microscopy - a review of how they work, suitable applications and some practical limitations," and was given by Duncan McMillan, Group Product Manager, Bioscience Products, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC.
Lunch was catered by Ole Time Barbeque, and it was delicious! About 150-200 people attended in the GMB atrium. Lunch was followed by tours of the UNC Zeiss Imaging Center in Room 2009 Genetic Medicine.
In the afternoon a second lecture was was given by Jerry Lehman, Group Product Manager, Charged Particle Systems, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC, titled, "Correlative Microscopy - Linking Information from Light Microscopy and Electron Microscopy."
Photos from the luncheon (click for larger view):