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 2017
Undergraduate students in the L313 Cell Biology Laboratory class (organized by Judy Surzycki) learned to use the JEOL JEM 1010 to examine virus samples and saw demonstrations of the microtomes.
- Z620 or B680 (Electron Microscopy, Spring Semester)
For the second year, the staff of the EMC taught an eight week graduate level course on electron microscopy. The course was held the second half of the semester and is designed so that students can take a separate eight week course on light microscopy (taught by Prof. Sid Shaw and Jim Powers). This year, the emphasis was again on EM for biology. We do plan to teach a similar class that will emphasize EM for materials, but that is only in the early planning stages.
- April 3
Undergraduate students in the M435 Viral Tissue Culture Laboratory class (organized by Prof. Tuli Mukhopadhyay) learned to use the JEOL JEM 1010 to examine virus samples and saw demonstrations of the microtomes.
Undergraduate students in the L313 Cell Biology Laboratory class (organized by Judy Surzycki) learned to use the JEOL JEM 1010 to examine virus samples and saw demonstrations of the JEOL JSM 5800LV and the microtomes.
- March 3
David Morgan and Joe Wang attended the Third Coast Workshop on Biological Cryo-EM held in Ida Noyes Hall on the University of Chicago campus. The meeting brought together both experts in the field and lots of people who want to get involved in the cryo-EM structural revolution that has happened in the last few years driven by the technological advances of new direct electron detecting cameras and better ways to automate data collection.
- April 24
David Morgan attended the spring Indiana CTSI (Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute) meeting for the IUB campus. David displayed a poster about the EMC alongside a dozen posters showcasing other CTSI-affiliated core facilities. Several IUB faculty who have used CTSI funds to start projects spoke about the work they are doing and an overview of the next CTSI cycle (the third since the program stated) was presented.
- May 8
David Morgan attended the 4th Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshop organized by the Integrated Imaging Facility at the University of Notre Dame. He gave a presentation on the Electron Microscopy Center's EMC-SCA project entitled "Organizing, Managing and Searching Large Collections of EM Images."
- August 6-10
David Morgan attended the 2017 Microscopy and Microanalysis (M&M) meeting in St. Louis, MO.
- October 10-13
David Morgan and Jim Powers (of the IUB Light Microscopy Imaging Center) attended the annual meeting of the Mid-West Association of Core Directors (MWACD) in Chicago, IL. MWACD is the midwest chapter of ABRF (the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities), an international organization that brings together administrators, directors and staff of core facilities involved in biological research at various universities, research intitutes and companies. This year's annual meeting included tours of facilities at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an opening reception at Ignite glass blowing studio.
- October 25-26
Barry Stein attended a worskhop called Sample preparation for serial block face imaging, held at Renovo Neural in Cleveland, OH. The workshop was sponsored by Thermo Fischer Scientific (who purchased electron microscope manufacturer FEI) and dealt with specimen preparation issues for the Teneo VolumeScope that will be installed in the EMC this fall.