Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > ZEISS Microscopes used to create images for Art Exhibit at Midway Airport: Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology

Abstract:
An art exhibit at Chicago's Midway Airport features images created by using microscopy equipment by ZEISS. Researchers from the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) Core Facilities, affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, used state-of-the-art microscopes for pioneering research to capture images that address significant problems facing humanity related to health, agriculture, energy and the environment. Twelve different images from IGB's innovative research have been turned into pieces of artwork that travelers can view while using the airport. Five of the images in the exhibit were produced using ZEISS equipment.

ZEISS Microscopes used to create images for Art Exhibit at Midway Airport: Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology

Thornwood, NY | Posted on October 25th, 2013

One of the pieces of art is an image of proteins in cancer cells taken with the ZEISS LSM 710 Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope, which defines new standards for sensitivity and flexibility in examining fluorescent biological specimens. The illumination and detection design provides new possibilities in research conducted with living multi-labeled cells. The LSM 710 confocal microscope has increased sensitivity, a higher signal-to-noise ratio, improved flexibility for new fluorescence dyes and multimodal experiments, as well as new multiphoton detectors, which allow for deeper optical penetration into biological structures.
A 3D fast Fourier transformation of a cell image was taken with the ZEISS ELYRA S.1 superresolution structured illumination system, which images fluorophores with up to twice the resolution of a conventional light microscope. Superresolution microscopy enables fluorescence imaging of structures too small for traditional methods, such as deconvolution and confocal microscopy.
A Micro-Drill Tool Tip is another image turned into art and was taken using the ZEISS LSM 700 confocal microscope. This confocal laser scanning microscope has a compact design and performs fluorescence measurements, creates optical sections of samples, and combines them into 3D image stacks. ZEN imaging software shortens the training period and stores the settings for all users.
An image of the Birefringence of Glucose Monohydrate was taken with the ZEISS Axiovert.A1 200M This model has been replaced with the ZEISS Axio Observer, an inverted microscope with extensive performance capabilities. Highly configurable, this microscope has a variety of excitation and detector options and can be upgraded with high speed, confocal and superresolution. The ZEISS Axio Observer is equipped with environmental controls, for long term, gentle imaging of living samples.

The final piece of art was created using the ZEISS LSM 710 Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope. IGB researchers used it to take an image of a 3D cleared and tiled Miscanthus. The prerequisite for every demanding application in laser scanning microscopy is enhanced sensitivity and reduced background noise. The ZEISS LSM 710 suppresses noise from excitation laser light to deliver class leading signal to noise, even with tricky preparations, such as those with dense 3D tissue or cells growing directly on metallic substrates.

####

About Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC
The Microscopy business group at ZEISS is the world’s only manufacturer of light, X-ray and electron microscopes. The company’s extensive portfolio enables research and routine applications in the life and materials sciences. The product range includes light and laser scanning microscopes, X-ray microscopes, electron and ion microscopes and spectrometer modules. Users are supported for software and system control, image capture and editing. The Microscopy business group has sales companies in 33 countries. Application and service specialists support customers around the globe in demo centers and on site. The business group is headquartered in Jena, Germany. Additional production and development sites are in Oberkochen, Goettingen and Munich, as well as in Cambridge in the UK and Peabody, MA and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. The company has around 2,800 employees and generates revenue of 650 million euros.

About the Institute for Genomic Biology

The Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at the University of Illinois is dedicated to researching significant problems facing humanity. Treating chronic human diseases, managing new and emerging pests and pathogens, and maintaining abundant and healthy food and water supplies are just a few of the big challenges being addressed at IGB. Established in 2003, the Institute for Genomic Biology harnesses new and emerging genomics technologies to advance basic biology research and to apply those innovations to create useful products and high-tech jobs. Learn more at www.igb.illinois.edu or contact: Melissa McKillip, (217) 333-4619, .

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Maya Everett, PhD
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC
Office: (914) 681-7782

Copyright © Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Smaller, faster, cheaper: A new type of modulator for the future of data transmission July 27th, 2015

Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point July 27th, 2015

Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity: UC Riverside researchers find a way to use the infrared region of the sun's spectrum to make solar cells more efficient July 27th, 2015

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Update on PCAOB Audited Financials July 27th, 2015

Global Corrosion Resistant Nano Coatings Market To 2015: Acute Market Reports July 27th, 2015

Imaging

Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity: UC Riverside researchers find a way to use the infrared region of the sun's spectrum to make solar cells more efficient July 27th, 2015

Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record: Plasmonic device has speed and efficiency to serve optical computers July 27th, 2015

Announcements

Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point July 27th, 2015

Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity: UC Riverside researchers find a way to use the infrared region of the sun's spectrum to make solar cells more efficient July 27th, 2015

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Update on PCAOB Audited Financials July 27th, 2015

Global Corrosion Resistant Nano Coatings Market To 2015: Acute Market Reports July 27th, 2015

Tools

Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity: UC Riverside researchers find a way to use the infrared region of the sun's spectrum to make solar cells more efficient July 27th, 2015

Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record: Plasmonic device has speed and efficiency to serve optical computers July 27th, 2015

Ultra-thin hollow nanocages could reduce platinum use in fuel cell electrodes July 24th, 2015

Deben reports on the use of their CT500 in the X-ray microtomography laboratory at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia July 22nd, 2015

Human Interest/Art

Renishaw's inVia confocal Raman microscope system is being used in conservation activities at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands June 16th, 2015

New sensing tech could help detect diseases, fraudulent art, chemical weapons June 1st, 2015

INSIDDE: Uncovering the real history of art using a graphene scanner May 21st, 2015

Winner Announced for NNI’s First ‘EnvisioNano’ Nanotechnology Image Contest May 6th, 2015

Events/Classes

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to Host One Week Symposium on Nanomedicine July 23rd, 2015

Photonex 2015 - The annual Nano-Spectroscopy and Bio-Imaging meeting is announced July 21st, 2015

IEEE ROBIO 2015 Call for Papers: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics - December 6-9, 2015, Zhuhai, China July 19th, 2015

Industrial Forum organized within Graphene Canada 2015: Recent advances in technology developments and business opportunities in graphene commercialization July 16th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project