Here is a brief listing of the events in the recent past where the Electron Microscopy Center (EMC) has had some sort of presence. This includes classes and presentations made on the IUB campus as well as attendance and participation at regional and national meetings. This listing does not include any of our many facility tours.
Outreach Efforts in 2014
- M435 (Viral Tissue Culture Laboratory, Spring and Fall Semester)
Barry Stein taught a section of this undergraduate lab course where students receive both a theoretical and practical introduction to TEM and SEM
- L313 (Cell Biology Laboratory, Spring and Fall Semesters)
Barry Stein taught a section of this undergraduate lab course where students prepare samples and examine them in the JEOL JEM 1010
- Z620 or B680 (Biological Light and Electron Microscopy, Spring Semester)
Barry Stein taught the electron microscopy section of this graduate level theory/practice course about various types of microscopy
- September 22
David Morgan opened the fall semester's Cell Bio Club (the group that in the spring becomes one of the Z620 courses) with a report from his recent trip to Brno and the International Microscopy Congress (IMC) in Prague.
- April 21 - April 25
David Morgan attended the Spring 2014 Materials Research Society meeting. David was a co-organizer with Peter Wang from Continuum Analytics of a half-day workshop entitled Recognizing and Addressing "Big Data" Problems and also gave an invited talk in the Meeting the Challenges of Understanding and Visualizing Mesoscale Phenomena symposium entitled "Electron Microscopy in the Cloud(s): How Issues of Big Data Affect How We (Should) Think About the Work We Do" (session YY2.03).
- September 5
David Morgan attended the Frontiers in CryoEM workshop celebrating the recent opening of the cryoEM core facility in the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) in Brno, Czech Republic. The CEITEC Structural Biology program houses the cryoEM core facility along with core facilities for NMR, X-ray diffraction and SAXS, biomolecular interactions and crystallization and nanobiotechnology. Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic and home of Gregor Mendel (the founding father of modern genetics), is the home of multiple electron microscope companies, and with FEI's recent move of most manufacturing there, the city is expected to produce more than 80% of the worlds electron microscopes in the coming years.
- September 7 - September 12
David Morgan attended the 2014 International Microscopy Congress (IMC) in Prague. David gave a presentation entitled Organizing, Managing and Searching Large Collections of Images: A New Resource To Handle High-Throughput Imaging (in session ID4, High-Throughput Microscopy and its Applications).
- October 9 - October 12
David Morgan attended the 2014 joint meeting of the Midwest Association of Core Directors and the Southeastern Association of Shared Resources in Nashville TN. These two groups are affiliated members of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABFR), the international organization that targets core and biotechnology research laboratories.
- October 30
Gavin Murphy attended the Ion Beam Workshop at McCrone Associates. The meeting was hosted by Mager Scientific and covered a variety of cutting-edge ion beam products for different purposes.
- November 17 - November 20
Gavin Murphy attended the 7th International Electron Tomography Conference in Cancun, Mexico.
- May 14
In conjunction with the IU Bloomington Light Microscopy Imaging Center (LMIC), the EMC held a one day workshop on correlative light and electron microscopy (aka CLEM). David Morgan started the morning with an introduction to CLEM and then introduced the speakers over the rest of the day. We had three speakers from out of town (Kent McDonald from the University of California Berkeley Electron Microscope Lab, Derron Bishop from the Department of Physiology and Health Science at Ball State University and Chris Gilpin from the Purdue Life Science Microscopy Facility) and two more from IUB (Vamseedhar Rayaprolu and Roger Innes). After the workshop, Kent spent several days showing the IUB community how to use the Wohlwend HPF Compact 2 high pressure freezer and how to use his recently developed very rapid freeze substitution procedures.
- August 26
Jim Powers (of the IU Bloomington Light Microscopy Imaging Center) and David Morgan made a joint presentation entitled Getting Small: A Microscopic World View at the August meeting of Science Cafe Bloomington.