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Category: News

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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Nikon NIS-Elements Workshop at the Agora with NIS.ai and CrEST V3

Nikon is organizing a a workshop at the Agora to show up their new AI features in the NIS-Elements software, as well as the the CrEST V3 Spinning Disc Confocal Unit. If you are interested please register directly to Nikon at instruments.ch@nikon.com

Imaris workshop at the EPFL

Dear Users,Our colleagues of the BioImaging & Optics Platform (BIOP) and Bitplane organize a workshop day on Imaris. The aim is to introduce Imaris 9.5 and its capabilities for 3D image analysis. If you are interested feel free to contact the organizers. All info in the link below :

The Airyscan system for improved confocal resolution

The best way to achieve a 140 nm xy resolution and increase the S/N ratio about 4 to 8-fold for your confocal measurements! The technology from Carl Zeiss is available at the CIF in of our Bugnon (LSM 780), Dorigny (LSM 880) and Epalinges (LSM 880/800) facilities. The Airyscan technique is based on traditional confocal…
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Edito > 15.10.2019

The Cellular Imaging Facility (CIF) offers its services to all researchers from the FBM and the CHUV thanks to its three antennas at the Dorigny, Bugnon and Epalinges sites. By the end of 2018, the CIF du Bugnon’s offer was completed by a new antenna in the Agora building, which will significantly increase the volume…
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The CIF welcomes a new collaborator

This CIF platform is happy to welcome Luigi Bozzo as new Technical Manager for the CIF Agora antenna. Luigi Bozzo has a solid theoretical and practical knowledge in light microscopy accumulated over 10 years of experience.