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FocalPlane News Digest

Posted by , on 29 June 2022

Talks, training and workshops

Don’t miss our FocalPlane features… webinar on quantitative phase imaging and its cell biological applications. If you haven’t already, book your place https://focalplane.biologists.com/focalplane-features/

Have you submitted an abstract for the Abercrombie Meeting yet? Fear not – the submission deadline has been extended: https://www.rms.org.uk/rms-event-calendar/2022-events/abercrombie-meeting-2022/abstracts.html

The Microscopy and Microanalysis (M&M) Meeting is taking place in Portland, Oregon from 31 July – 4 August https://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2022/

Last chance to apply for the Hands-on Quantitative Confocal Microscopy course at the Salk Institute https://www.salk.edu/confocal-microscopy-workshop/

Watch Grace Chojnowski’s conversation with Flow Stars, a series interviewing key figures in the flow cytometry field https://bitesizebio.com/podcast/grace-chojnowski/?utm_source=presenter&utm_medium=extbanner&utm_campaign=flowstars&utm_content=pt-s3e2

A tutorial on using Voronoi for object segmentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtrKToZNgAg

Some new tutorials from #I2K2022 uploaded to their YouTube channel:

GliaMorph: A Tool to Quantify Glia Morphology in 3D, by Elisabeth Kugler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rI94MSK35w

Handling complex tracking challenges with TrackMate, by Jean-Yves Tinevez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfpD4EJgJw4

Fast scripting with ImgLib2 in Fiji’s Script Editor, by Albert Cardona https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vokM-yvBx8M

News and interesting reads:

Imaging standards to ease reproducibility and the everyday https://www.nature.com/articles/s41592-022-01544-w

Read about the new EMBL Imaging Centre and their opening symposium https://focalplane.biologists.com/2022/06/17/embl-imaging-centre-enabling-imaging-across-scales/

Making data available Open Access pays off: https://twitter.com/Andi_Microscopy/status/1535693478327459840

Check out the latest interviews in the Latin American Microscopists series: https://focalplane.biologists.com/category/interviews/

Useful resources

A Dye database https://airtable.com/shrIs2NHj38ngxnRI/tblB3s63feev2ZvKO

Competitions and awards:

Congratulations to Elisabeth Kugler and Ryan MacDonald, runners-up in the NIHR’s Moorfields BRC’s Increasing Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) award! They were recognised for using microscopy images to promote scientific research: https://twitter.com/MoorfieldsBRC/status/1537093198492966918

Movie time

The famous Woods Hole embryology course is in full swing. Check out these lovely horseshoe crab embryos You can follow the action at #Embryo22: https://twitter.com/ivanferrreira/status/1536567636452159488

The view down a Foldscope: https://twitter.com/PrakashLab/status/1536842424793780224

Some beautiful fish eggs floating under the ‘scope: https://twitter.com/PlanktonPundit/status/1536772960425414656

An energetic tintinnid: https://twitter.com/micromotility/status/1537365210335526913

ER in full flow: https://twitter.com/chillinwithpfn1/status/1537186193519026183

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