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CIF Coordinator: jean-yves.chatton@unil.ch

Author: Yannick Krempp

[Bugnon] Zeiss LSM 710 soon to be replaced

The Zeiss LSM 710 confocal microscope at the Bugnon campus is scheduled for decommission at the end of september 2021. In order to make the transition go as smoothly as possible, bookings will stop the bookings from September 23rd until the end of octobre when the new setup will hopefully be available. In consequence and…
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Important information

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 : Online Microscopy Talks: Connect, learn and stay up to date Host of online opportunities for those working from home or…
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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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[Bugnon] Zeiss LSM 900 repaired and fully functional

The Zeiss LSM 900 confocal microscope has been repaired. The scanners have been exchanged and the setup is back to its optimal state. It is available for booking starting today.