Date/Time: 
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:00am
Location: 
154 BSRB
This seminar is sponsored by: 
Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Speaker: 
NATHANIE TRISNADI
National Institute of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Abstract: 

UCLA Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

is hosting:

Nathanie Trisnadi

National Institute of Health

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

 

“Confocal microscopy: gazing into the biological world”

Light microscopy is a valuable tool that combines biology, chemistry, physics, and computational sciences to view specimens in space and time. Consequently there are many considerations that go into designing an imaging experiment. For thick samples, confocal microscopy allows us to look inside a specimen by optical sectioning and three-dimensional reconstruction. Further image analysis offers insights into biological structures, interactions, and dynamics. Confocal microscopy also utilizes multiple fluorescent labeling, and newly developed compounds expand our fluorophore toolkit. This is an exciting time in microscopy with scientists continually advancing technology to visualize previously unseen phenomena.

In this talk, I will introduce the basics of confocal microscopy. Examples from various biological systems will be presented to demonstrate how confocal microscopy addressed different questions and what changes were needed to optimize imaging. I will also discuss a few cases where confocal microscopy was not suitable and other techniques were applied.

Friday, June 1, 2018

11:00am – 12:00pm

154 BSRB

(Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154)

Refreshments will be served