Master classes in the operation of the ZEISS LSM 800 laser scanning microscope with the Airyscan system were held in the Nanotechnologies Scientific and Educational Center (SEC) of the School of Engineering of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). Scientists from the FEFU and Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) educated on the capabilities of the unique device. The sessions were led by Andrey Barinov, Lead Expert in Laser Scanning Microscopy, OPTEC.
As Alexander Zakharenko, Research Scientist of the Nanotechnologies Scientific and Educational Center, noted, Zeiss LSM 800 is equipment of the highest class. The precise adjusting function of the microscope allows us to see separate layers of the object under study in high resolution and construct a 3D model based on the images obtained. The LSM 800 makes it possible to study the individual organelles in cells when the effectiveness of new drugs is being evaluated, as well as scan various materials and coatings and watch how nanoparticles affect animate and inanimate objects.
The Airyscan system option installed on the LSM 800 improves microscope sensitivity and resolution with less illumination, and ensures that images are obtained in high speed.
«Earlier, obtaining such results would require a device of massive proportions. The ZEISS LSM 800 is not only more compact, but also more powerful: the maximum image resolution exceeds that of most
It should be added that the Nanotechnologies Scientific and Educational Center was established in the FEFU under a Federal Special Purpose Program. A unique research infrastructure was built here to provide the university’s scientists with essential assistance in topical scientific research activities. This modern equipment is available for use not only by the employees of the center, but also by the representatives of other departments of the School of Engineering, School of Natural Sciences, and School of Biomedicine.
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On the next day, sessions continued with a master class in scanning electron microscopy, which was held at the Institute of Marine Biology of the FEB RAS by OPTEC Experts Daniil Uchaev and Denis Fomin. They demonstrated the application potential for the ZEISS Sigma microscope with a transmission detector for the examination of biological objects. This microscope was delivered under the FEB RAS program for the modernization of the electronic microscope fleet, and used in the work of the Shared Knowledge
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