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Cell Imaging Workshop

31 May 2012

PhD students from TCD, NUIG, UCD and UCC all came together to participate in a workshop on Cell Imaging here in UCC. This was the first inter-institutional workshop organised as part of the PhD programme in Molecular Cell Biology.  The workshop was a huge success and was facilitated by Dr. Nancy Kedersha.

PhD students from TCD, NUIG, UCD and UCC all came together to participate in a workshop on Cell Imaging here in UCC. This was the first inter-institutional workshop organised as part of the PhD programme in Molecular Cell Biology.  The workshop was a huge success and was facilitated by Dr. Nancy Kedersha.  

Nancy is a researcher at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, and director of the confocal microscopy core at the Brigham and Women´s Hospital in the same city. She has been employing immunofluorescence since the mid-80’s to visualize structures within the cell and has and has an extensive collection of images that not only shine a new light on nature but also manage to cross the line into art. The terrible beauty of her photographs of cells has been seen inDiscover, Time, Newsweek, and Le Figaro, as well as in many textbooks, museum exhibits and scientific journals.  She was recently honored with the Lennart Nilsson Award for her outstanding contributions to scientific photography.

Students were thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with Nancy for the day and to put into practice what they learned.  They covered topics such as autophagy, mitochondrial energetics, and stress granules and took some really great images on microscopes very kindly supplied by Micron Optical and Laboratory Instruments and Supplies.  

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Molecular Cell Biology

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Cork.

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