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New Widefield Imaging System at CIF Agora

A new widefield microscope is now available at CIF Agora.  This refurbished system is based on a reliable inverted microscope body (Zeiss Axio Observer Z1) and is now equipped with two brand new cameras, one for fluorescence and one for color imaging, driven by the latest Zen software. Specifications You can find the detailed specifications…
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[Dorigny] Leica SP8 BIOPHORE – New Argon laser installed and WLL realigned fully. System completely functional.

Argon laser line was replaced by a new one and the WLL is fully realigned. Power levels are back to normal stage. Fully functional.

[Dorigny] Zeiss LSM710 GENOPODE – Ch2/PMT2 Repaired and fully functional

The Channel 2 / PMT2 was exchanged. The system is fully functional.

The CIF reopens : Important rules and guidelines (last update : 30.06.2020)

[30.06.2020] Update : simpler access rules [Français] Depuis le 30 juin 2020, le CIF simplifie les règles d’accès aux instruments. Vous trouverez ici les informations détaillées sur les derniers changements. Veuillez toutefois toujours vous référer aux règles en vigueur dans chaque bâtiment. [English] Since June 30, 2020, the CIF has simplified the rules for access…
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Information COVID-19

As reminded by the FBM Dean Prof. J-D Tissot (email of April 24, 2020, see below), UNIL is closed until June 8. Research activities will restart progressively and in a secure way, hopefully at an earlier date. The restart of platforms – like CIF- will be done under strict supervision of UNIL Direction and FBM…
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Working From Home as a CIF User

Some of you (and we as well !), while stuck at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, still need to work on their images. Or maybe you have some spare time you want to dedicate to a topic you’ve never had time to focus on before. Or you just have some practical questions you’d like…
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Learn Image Processing and Analysis at home: a list of links to online tutorials and courses from the Royal Microscopy Society

The RMS has published a huge list links to image processing , programming, analysis and other related tutorials for those of you who want to learn more on these topics: From the RMS page : Hop to the list and original article : https://www.rms.org.uk/study-read/news-listing-page/online-microscopy-talks-list.html

CIF closed until end of April due to the Covid-19 outbreak

The CIF platform is closed until end of of April. All the bookings have been removed and blocked. The buildings are closed at every antenna and access is restricted to the minimum crew necessary to run mandatory tasks (animal facility,…). You can follow the evolution of the UNIL directives here: https://www.unil.ch/coronavirus/home.html CIF users are NOT…
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[Bugnon] Nikon Spinning disk post CrEST V3 update

After having tested the setup since the upgrade to the CrEST V3 spinning disk module we have found some issues. Some of them have already been fixed, but others remain: Fixed The DMD module is fully functional for FRAP experiments. The Prime 95 25mm camera is now correctly calibrated. Not fixed The Cy7.5 channel is…
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