The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Common Vision Workshop: Imaging in the Millennium Science Complex

Various Speakers (Huck Institutes and Materials Research Institute)

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 8:45am - January 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
Where: 3rd Floor Commons Millennium Science Complex
Name: Nigel Deighton
Phone: 814-865-4782

Common Vision Workshop: Imaging in the Millennium Science Complex

Wednesday January 25th 2017

3rd Floor Commons, Millennium Science Complex


The basement of Millennium Science Complex houses microscopy facilities of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and the Materials Characterization Lab of the Materials Research Institute.  Collectively, these core facilities possess a world-class collection of instruments and expert personnel.  However, there is often little understanding of what the "other side" has and can do -- a cultural divide we aim to break down through a series of initiatives we call Common Vision.  

Following this workshop, the Huck Institutes will announce availability of matching funds for life sciences researchers to explore and test instruments and methods that are novel for their research and perhaps their field.  

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8:45 – 9:00 a.m.                 Coffee and Bagels

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.                 Welcome and Introductions


9:05 - 10:25                         Session I


Jordan Lerach – “2D and 3D Molecular Imaging with Tof-SIMS”


Max Wetherington – “Raman Spectroscopy - Lighting the Way for Medical Diagnostics”


Tim Tighe – “Applications of Scanning Probe Microscopy in Life Sciences”


Trevor Clark – "Scanning Electron and Ion Microscopy of Soft Materials"


10:25 - 10:40                      Break. Refreshments

10:40 – 12:00                      Session II


Jennifer Gray – "STEM and Analytical TEM Techniques Applied to Biological Materials"


Missy Hazen – “Super Resolution Microscopy:  New Acquisitions in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences”


Greg Ning – "Serial Block-Face SEM for Large-volume 3D Tissue Nanostructure Analysis"


Josh Stapleton – “Biomedical Applications of Infrared Spectroscopy:  Elucidating Composition, Structure, and Chemistry”