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Notre Dame Brings High Tech Microscope to Penn

Penn students look at microscope

So much of what needs to be examined in the field of Biology needs to be examined under a microscope. While the first microscope was invented around 1590, microscope technology has been evolving ever since. 

 

Sara Cole, the director of Integrated imaging facility at the University of Notre Dame, brought a Keyence all in one fluorescent microscope to our Biology students.

 

All-in-One Fluorescence Microscope

 

The Keyence microscope contains automated high-resolution technologies. It is a unique microscope because it is more compact and can automatically detect samples and capture images of various specimens.

 

It can do plates and slides for live cell imaging as well. The system works by using various wavelengths of lasers that excite certain wavelengths of light. Fluorescent microscopy is important in determining location of many types of proteins or structures inside a cell. This microscope can also do light microscopy.

 

All-in-One Fluorescence Microscope

 

Sara Cole gave a brief presentation on different microscopes available at Notre Dame before giving students a hands on demonstration of the Keyence all in one fluorescent microscope.

 

This is an exciting opportunity for the students to see new tools in biotechnology and real research examples that were created in our area.

 

By bringing new biotechnology available to researchers around the world, students can see the advancements these new tools can provide to scientific research. 

 

All-in-One Fluorescence Microscope

 

This experience fits Penn's vision to prepare students for careers in the 21st century by giving students a head start in understanding bioengineering, biotechnology, Medicine, and the Biological sciences. We are relying on science, computers, and technology more than we ever have before in our history. The number of jobs in these fields is only increasing and if we can help our students see what is actually used in the field of science it might help them decide if they would like to pursue a career in these fields. 

 

All-in-One Fluorescence Microscope
 

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