Carl Zeiss, a leading provider of microscopy solutions for a variety of research,
clinical and industrial applications, launches the educational website www.zeiss.com/campus
during this year's Society for NeuroScience Annual Meeting. Developed in collaboration
with the renowned imaging expert and online teaching pioneer Mike Davidson from
Florida State University, the website will be a comprehensive and independent
resource to learn about the latest techniques in Fluorescence Imaging.
3D reconstruction of optical sections of mouse skin generated by structured illumination using the ZEISS ApoTome.
Fluorescence microscopy has an exciting future as new techniques for high resolution
imaging like Localization Microscopy and Structured Illumination Microscopy
are being developed. For example, Localization Microscopy (PALM) will make it
possible to reach close to molecular resolution down to the 25 nm range. Carl
Zeiss is actively working at the forefront of development for systems for high
resolution imaging. The introduction of first products is targeted for end of
2009 after the systems' performance has reached the quality demanded of all
Carl Zeiss microscopes. During the next year, content on high resolution techniques
like PALM will be added to the Online Campus website.
The Carl Zeiss MicroImaging Online Campus is an available resource for scientists
and students. Review articles and interactive flash animations on the Online
Campus website allow researchers to quickly learn about the various techniques.
Animations artfully combine theory, technology and application of fluorescence
techniques. Website content is developed by Mike Davidson and is intended to
be an independent review of the methods and technologies. In addition, key scientists
who are leaders in fluorescence imaging have already agreed to contribute content
to the Online Campus.
At www.zeiss.com/campus researchers can also find application image galleries,
are invited to share their own applications in an Application Library and can
visit the Reference Library to find key review articles on the most important
topics in fluorescence microscopy. At the launch of www.zeiss.com/campus, the
site includes the most comprehensive review of light sources for fluorescence
imaging to be found anywhere and explains the technique of structured illumination
for creating optical sections.
"Training our employees and customers has always been a key priority for
Carl Zeiss. Therefore, the Online Campus is a logical step for us. Mike Davidson
is a pioneer in online teaching and one of the most renowned imaging experts
in the world. We are very pleased that Mike Davidson and Florida State University
have agreed to partner with us," states Dr. Bernhard Ohnesorge, Vice President
and General Manager of the BioSciences Division at Carl Zeiss MicroImaging.
Posted November 18th, 2008