Dimitri MOREAU “Better, Faster, Stronger, fluorescence light microscopy becomes automated”
CRCM and Fred BARD are pleased to invite Dimitri MOREAU, Head of ACCESS Geneva, University of Geneva
Wednesday October 19th, 2022 at 11am
face-to-face at CRCM library, 27 Bd Leï Roure, 13009
The requirement of statistically robust microscopy data in order to publish in high level journals has drastically increased in the past few years. Based on this fact, with the support of the NCCR Chemical Biology and the University of Geneva, we build up ACCESS Geneva, a platform dedicated to the promotion of automated microscopy for all labs running confocal microscopy assay. This technology, which appeared in the early 2000th, has improved a lot in the past 5 years to reach the imaging quality of any stand-alone set-up. The serious advantages of the technology are numerous and at several levels: the quality and the consistency of imaging, the fast and unbiased image acquisition, the dramatic increase of sample size and by consequence the statistical strength of the quantifications.
In this presentation, I will explain how our platform is organized, how we analyze the data and handle them at the IT level and what is the amount of data we generate per year. I will present several examples of projects, that have benefited from the technology and explain why those projects would have been impossible without automated microscopy.