Lightsheet technology utilises a thin sheet of light orthogonal to the plane of detection to very gently illuminate the sample. Repetitive imaging of the sample is possible with greatly reduced photobleaching effects. Long time course imaging of dynamic live samples is possible, or alternatively the imaging of large, fixed, cleared samples at low magnifications provide detailed images of morphological structures. Imaging of large volumes is significantly improved in terms of imaging speed over other optical methods. This talk will introduce the lightsheet concept to researchers, and outline the new developments in this technology with the release of the Lightsheet 7.
Date:: Wednesday, June 17th, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM AEST
Speaker: Mr. Gavin Symonds
Gavin graduated from The University of Sydney in 1995 with a degree in Science. His interest in optical imaging developed from a project during his studies that involved characterising the behaviour of a benchtop experimental multichannel confocal microscope, and examining the resolution performance of immunogold and silver labelled cells undergoing mitosis. Gavin joined ZEISS in 1995 and has had a variety of roles including technical and application support. Gavin is currently the product manager for the LSM/ Elyra/ Lightsheet portfolios.