On November 9th, 2011, the WFU Biology, Chemistry, and Physics departments, the WFU Center for Molecular Communication and Signaling, and Carl Zeiss Microscopy hosted a workshop on fluorescent microscopy. The workshop was outstanding and the turnout was amazing. 82 scientists from institutions across North Carolina attended lectures on fluorescent proteins and probes for live cell imaging, delievered by Dr. Scott Olenych and Dr. Iain Johnson, and had an opportunity to compare single photon confocal with a widefield system equipped with a Vivatome for live cell imaging. The keynote address, by Dr. Enrico Gratton, demonstrated the theory and practice of tracking a single molecule within a living cell. We offer many thanks to the speakers for giving presentations, to Carl Zeiss Microscopy for providing staffing, instruments, and food, and to the many WFU groups already mentioned.
Drs. Olenych and Johnson have graciously agreed to make their presentations available to workshop attendees. Click Fluorescent Proteins to download the talk by Dr. Olenych. Click Labeling in Living Cells to download the talk by Dr. Johnson.
We welcome your feedback and comments so that we can continue to offer excellent workshops of interest to the WFU and NC microscopy community.