EVOGENE: IBV Core Facility Seminar
Anne Jorunn Stokka from BioTek and Michaela Salajkova from the Electron Microscopy Lab will present the services their respective facilities offer.
The EM lab: What can electron microscopy do for you?
Electron microscopy is a technique, which uses an electron beam as a source of illumination. Compared to visible light, the wavelength of electrons is much shorter and therefore allows for sub nanometer resolution. Depending on the configuration of the microscope, either electrons passing through the sample (Transmission electron microscope) or electrons being reflected form the samples (Scanning electron microscope) can be detected, providing information either about sample cross-section or sample surface. In both cases, there are also X-rays being generated during the interaction of the electron beam and the sample and information about the chemical composition of the sample can be obtained.
However, electrons do not travel very far in the air and therefore the sample can be only observed under vacuum. This poses, especially for biological samples, a big challenge. The aim of this presentation is to provide an overview about what can be done with electron microscopy (in the field of biology), and what to keep in mind during sample preparation to obtain high quality images.
Anne Jorunn Stokka
Presentation of the Chemical Biology high throughput screening platform at UiO
Anne Jorunn Stokka
NOR-Openscreen is the Norwegian node of the EU-Openscreen infrastructure project. We support the discovery of biologically active substances in all areas of the Life Sciences by providing transnational, open access to the most advanced technologies, chemical and biological resources as well as expertise through Europe (For more information: http://openscreen.no/). This talk is to present the capabilities of NOR-Openscreen with particular focus on the chemical biology platform here in Oslo.