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Research Symposium Hosted by Instrumentation Resource Facility (IRF)

Wednesday, June 14th - Friday, June 16th 2017

The Instrumentation Resource Facility (IRF) and SC INBRE will host a Research Symposium June 14 to 16, 2017 on the School of Medicine VA campus. The symposium will feature several talks by faculty using IRF equipment in their research, posters, and two keynote presentations by Dr. Jay Jerome of Vanderbilt University and Dr. Teng-Leong Chew of the HHMI Janelia Farms Research Campus. There will also be several workshops on equipment and software in the IRF. All presenters will receive a $500 voucher for use of equipment and services in the IRF and the best poster presentation will receive an additional $500 voucher. View the schedule here.

To register for the symposium and workshops, and to present a poster, please click here. Registration deadline for poster presentations is June 7.

Dr. Jay Jerome is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and Director of the Electron Microscopy Core at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Jerome is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and the Microscopy Society of America and a past President of the Microscopy Society of America. His research is internationally recognized and he has taught a large number of national and international workshops on confocal microscopy and he co-authored the well-received “Basic Confocal Microscopy” book. His presentation will be “Chewing the Fat: Atherosclerosis, Autophagy and Microscopy”

Dr. Teng-Leong Chew was previously the Director of the University Imaging Resources at Northwestern University and is currently the Director of the Advanced Imaging Center (AIC) at the HHMI Janelia Farms Research Campus. The AIC makes advanced imaging technologies developed at Janelia available to the scientific community before the instruments can be purchased commercially. Dr. Chew will provide information about super resolution microscopes available in the AIC and the procedures for accessing these instruments in his presentation “Accessing the Emerging Imaging Technologies at the Advanced Imaging Center, HHMI Janelia Research Campus.”

For additional information, contact Anna Harper, Lab Manager, Instrumentation Resource Facility,, 216-3825. 

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