MIC Facility News

Time to Apply for the Berkeley 4D Advanced Microscopy of Brain Circuits Course
November 18th, 2016

From May 21-27, 2017, the Zeiss Berkeley Brain Microscopy Innovation Center will open its doors for an advanced course on state-of-the-art optical tools, imaging systems, and analysis methods that are being developed for the study of neuronal circuits. Each day will be divided into lectures and hands on laboratory experience using emerging BRAIN Initiative neurotechnologies, including optogenetics, calcium imaging, super […]

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New slide scanning service coming to the MIC!
September 2nd, 2016

We’re excited to announce a new slide scanning service, headed by Dr. Jen-Yi Lee. This service is available to both internal (UC) and external researchers. Please see the information sheet for more details. Questions? Please contact Holly Aaron or Jen-Yi Lee.

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Announcing the 2nd Annual MIC Image Contest!
August 3rd, 2016

We’re excited to announce that Zeiss will once again be sponsoring the MIC Image & Calendar Contest! The official announcement and rules can be found here: http://bit.do/2016MIC_contest Deadline for entries is November 4, 2016. Please email Jen-Yi Lee if you have any questions, and good luck!

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The Fast Module for Zeiss LSM 880 Airyscan is Here!
June 14th, 2016

The Molecular Imaging Center is excited to announce that the Airyscan Fast Module has been installed and is ready to use on the Zeiss LSM 880 (aka “Trinity“). The Airyscan, described in more detail in this post, works by imaging the full Airy disk onto a 32-channel array detector. The Fast Module takes a similar approach by shaping […]

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Two Successful Events Kick Off 2016 at the MIC
February 23rd, 2016

2016 is off to a fantastic start at the Molecular Imaging Center! The MIC and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, together with UC Berkeley faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and corporate partners, taught the inaugural 4D Advanced Microscopy in Brain Circuits course, January 10-16, 2016. According to course’s 16 students, who came from all over the country (5 were from UCB), it […]

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Inaugural MIC Image Contest!
September 15th, 2015

The Molecular Imaging Center is excited to announce its first ever Image Contest! Any images acquired on MIC instruments are eligible. Winning images will be featured in the 2016 MIC Wall Calendar (also a first) as well as on the MIC and Open MIC sites. Thanks to generous sponsorship by Zeiss Microscopy, we will offer […]

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Introducing the Zeiss-Berkeley BrainMIC
June 11th, 2015

We are extremely excited to announce the “grand opening” of the Zeiss Brain Innovation Center (BrainMIC), a new public-private partnership between Zeiss Microscopy, LLC, and the University of California, Berkeley. For details on the partnership and future plans, please see the press releases from the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and Zeiss Microscopy.

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New Instruments in 2015!
March 6th, 2015

New for 2015: Automated Slide Scanning with the Zeiss Axio Scan.Z1 (a.k.a. BayMax).  This instrument features 100-slide capacity, and brightfield and fluorescent imaging at 5X, 10X, and 20X magnifications.  It’s set up and ready to use in LSA 251.           Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM): we’ve acquired a second Zeiss LightSheet Z.1 equipped for […]

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AIM 2015 is 1 month away!
January 2nd, 2015

The 12th Annual Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop will be held February 4 – 6, 2015. Register before January 23 for discounted registration fee: http://www.cvent.com/d/g4qcy4/1Q Speakers for 2015 include:

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Bitplane Imaris Workshop: Register Now!
October 30th, 2014

The MIC will be hosting a 2-day mini workshop on Imaris software with the Bitplane representatives on December 3rd and 4th.  There will be 2 morning seminars – one for beginners and those who need a refresher, and a second to learn about more advanced features.  The afternoons will be dedicated to working one-on-one with you on […]

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The MIC is getting a new instrument – a slide scanner!
October 8th, 2014

The MIC will be incorporating a new type of imaging system in October. The Zeiss Axio Scan Z1 is an automated slide scanning system capable of scanning up to 100 1×3 slides in brightfield and fluorescence at high and low magnification. Installation and training for the system will begin soon. Please contact Holly to learn […]

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The MIC is now live on iLabs
May 30th, 2014

The MIC is now live on iLabs Sign up here

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Introducing iLab
February 10th, 2014

We are soon transitioning the facility to a new online reservation and billing system called iLab. This new system will greatly improve the efficiency of our operations and better allow us to track instrument usage. Currently, only certain test users have been invited to use the iLab system, but we anticipate that all users will […]

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