June 24, 2014: BioDIP Summer Seminar CARS Microscopy - a new label free imaging technique

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We kindly invite you to an interactive seminar about CARS Microscopy with talks and a follow-up discussion. This is the third seminar of our “Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform (BioDIP) seminar series” focused on microscopy-driven research with talks given by:

  • PD Dr. Gerald Steiner / Roberta Galli (Clinical Sensoring and Monitoring): Cells and tissue in the spotlight: label-free optical analysis in Dresden
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Kirsch / Dr. Ortrud Uckermann (Department of Neurosurgery): The optical fingerprint of brain tumors
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Kirsch / Robert Later (Department of Neurosurgery and CRTD): CARS imaging of the regenerating axolotl spinal cord

Date: Tuesday, Jun 24th
Time: 15.00 - 17.00
Location: CRTD auditorium (left half)
Host: BioDIP

Resolving biological processes often relies on increasing the contrast by staining with e.g. fluorescent dyes. This labeling step can perturb the specimen and is often not desired in e.g. investigations in vivo.
Vibrational spectroscopy, such as Raman and infrared spectroscopy, is a label free technique that provides direct molecular and structural information. The spectra of these complementary methods are hence referred to as molecular fingerprint. Infrared spectroscopy imaging and Coherent anti Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) are relatively new techniques for a very fast and sensitive label-free microscopy of cells and tissues.
We will present applications of these fast, label-free and in vivo techniques, among others for studying spinal cord regeneration in several animal models (rat, axolotl) and for observing tumor cells both in vivo and in cell culture. So if you are interested in a fast, label-free and in vivo imaging technique, do not miss the seminar.

Facility: BioDIP

Topic: Seminar

Entered 2014/4/30 by user Marcusm.

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