Technologists’ Forum

Technologists’ Forum

X30 - Technologists' Forum Symposia: Exploring New Methods in Volume Electron Microscopy (vEM) [Partnering with B09]

Speakers:
Naomi Kamasawa, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Challenges of Sample Preparations for vEM-CLEM

Joseph Sall, NYU Langone Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Strategies for Optimizing SBF-SEM Imaging of Biological Samples

Mark Marsh, Comet Technologies Canada
Image Analysis of vEM Data using Dragon Fly

Organizers:

D. Page Baluch, Arizona State University
Alice Liang, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Advancements in volume electron microscopy are improving high resolution visualization of 3D cellular structures at a nanometer scale. Efforts to optimize and improve this data relies on optimal sample preparation and high-level image analysis. This year the Technologists’ Forum is partnering with the organizers of the Volume electron Microscopy [B09] symposium to provide a series of presentations that will focus on the development of new protocols to optimize sample preparation and analysis obtained from various imaging platforms. 

  • Biological sample preparation for vEM
  • Exploring multimodal imaging techniques
  • Large data management and analysis

X31 - Technologists' Forum Symposium: SubAngstrom Room Design  and Lab Space Optimization - CANCELLED

 

X32 - Technologists' Forum Roundtable: Tips for Managing an EM Lab

Panelists:
Lee Cohen-Gould, Weill Cornell Medicine 
Ru-Ching Hsia, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Richard Martens, UES, Materials Characterization Facility, Wright-Patterson AFB
Steven Goodman, Microscopy Innovations

Moderator: John Grazul, Cornell Center for Materials Research

Organizer: D. Page Baluch, Arizona State University

Electron Microscopy laboratories rely on optimized lab management by well-trained managers and technologists. This symposium will focus on key areas that help improve lab proficiency and image quality by reviewing many common lab protocols that are essential to a productive lab. 

  • Lab safety and standardizing SOPs
  • Sample prep and realistic expectations for CLEM
  • Avoiding TEM/SEM contamination
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Guidelines for training new users