First microscope for automated live cell imagining in Chile

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Primary hepatocytes, 10X size increase. Nucleus stained by DAPI. Cells express GFP & Texas Red. Picture donated by BioTek.
  
Dr. Marcela Gatica-Andrades


Report: Dr. Marcela Gatica-Andrades

11, April 2018

A last generation microscope for automated live cell imaging has just arrived in Chile, being the first one in the country. This automated fluorescence microscope LionHeart from BioTek allows to control temperature, humidity and CO2 conditions while capturing images.

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Dr. Carlos Montero, international expert and BioTek representative for Latin America, giving a induction for the microscope to a group of researchers from the Biomedical Science Institute at Universidad Autónoma by analyzing cell culture samples provided by them.

Dr. Carlos Blondel Buijuy got this equipment thanks to funding obtained from the HHMI-Gulbenkian Foundation. Dr. Blondel graduated as Biochemist and Doctor in Biochemistry at Universidad de Chile.  In 2013 Dr. Blondel was named as Pew Latin American Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences and joined Dr. Matthew K. Waldor Lab at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women´s Hospital as Postdoctoral Researcher.  Dr. Blondel is currently the Principal Investigator at the Infection Biology Lab at the Biomedical Science Institute at Universidad Autónoma de Chile.

 

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Explaining how to set the best image capturing at the microscope.
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Cell culture sample preparation to then get inserted into the equipment.
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Lionheart FX Microscope for automated live cell imaging.
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Looking at the image from the cell culture provided by the researchers.
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The microscope brought by Dr. Blondel allows capturing images from several workflows using both fixed as well as live cells. Apart from doing high resolution microscopy, this microscope also allows immunofluorescence imaging, phenotypic assays and histology.
Dr. Marcela Gatica-Andrades
Report: Dr. Marcela Gatica-Andrades
Photos The Infection Biology Lab, Dr. Carlos Blondel.

11, April 2018

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A last generation microscope for automated live cell imaging has just arrived in Chile, being the first one in the country.