Courses & Events

Upcoming Events

Training Alvéole Primo 2 micropatterning system (Nov 30, 2022)

Next Tuesday November 29th a new Alvéole Primo 2 micropatterning system will be installed at Instituto Biofisika (CSIC, UPV/EHU) to be part of the equipments and services provided by our optical microscopy facility (BRALM).

There will also be a training of use of the system by the company next Wednesday 30th. Please, those interested in attending the training, send an email to us to get more information about the schedule.

The Alvéole Primo 2 is a photopatterning system performing micropatterning, microfabrication and hydrogel polymerization. Developed by Alvéole scientists after the LIMAP technology (Strale P.O. et al, Adv Mater. 2016), the PRIMO maskless photopatterning system (DMD based) can engineer custom in vitro cell microenvironments through three techniques: micropatterning, hydrogel structuration and microfabrication. Primo 2 allows epi-fluorescence microscopy and faster performances. Micropatterning, hydrogel polymerization and microfabrication, all in a single device. Create bespoke in vitro cellular microenvironments and get better cell models for cell biology experiments or cryo-ET studies.

More information about Primo 2 can be found in their website:

https://www.alveolelab.com/our-products/primo-micropatterning/


Recent Events

EMBO Workshop: Birth and fission of cellular compartments (July 25 & 29, 2022)

Growth and division of compartments is a built-in and defining feature of all living systems. The earliest forms of life manage division by mechanisms resembling separation of colloidal particles. More advanced life forms utilize sophisticated and powerful protein artworks to sort, organize and divide molecular ensembles leading to the birth and fission of cellular compartments. That extant life forms display both these phenomena, evidenced in the growth and division of lipid droplets, condensates, organelles and cells, suggests that these pathways have met, competed and possibly developed alliances throughout evolution. We have learned a lot from the birth and fission of compartments, both in its native and reconstructed forms. Recent breakthroughs on the behavior of nanoconfined membrane systems and condensates to structural-function analyses on mechanoenzymes, highlight the interdisciplinary and multifaceted nature of this process that is beginning to be appreciated by a large community. Importantly, such research has inspired technological advances in experimental techniques and the development of smart materials or templates that embody principles of self-replicating living matter. This EMBO Workshop intends to gather leaders in the fields of cell and computational biology, physics and engineering to reveal and discuss the nature and mechanisms by which compartments form and divide. In doing so, we intend to develop a unified language to understand this fascinating phenomenon that is essential to life.

More Info at:

https://meetings.embo.org/event/20-cellular-compartments

8th International Iberian Biophysics Congress (June 20 & 21, 2022)

The 8th International Iberian Biophysics Congress will take place in Bilbao, on the 20th-21st of June 2022, in an in-person format. The meeting is being organised as a joint effort by the Portuguese and Spanish Biophysical Societies and brings together researchers and students based in the Iberian Peninsula and Europe, who are interested in and working on the most recent advances in the field of Biophysics.

More Info at:

https://www.iibc2022bilbao.com

Virtual Huygens Imaging Workshop (April 20 & 21, 2022)

For those interested in acquiring knowledge about the use of the Huygens Deconvolution software that will be available with BRALM's new Image Analysis Workstation, Scientific Volume Imaging has invited us to participate in the virtual Huygens course that will be held on April 21st and 22nd.

Those interested can register, free of charge, at:

https://svi.nl/Huygens-Workshop-Program

Past Events

2021

    • 2021-OCT:

Olympus iXplore SpinSR10 Advanced Training

From October 4th to 5th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm we will have an advanced training course using the new Olympus Spinning Disk that has recently arrived to the facility.

- Graphical Experiment Manager

- TruFocus (ZDC)

- Faster adquisitions

- Super Resolution Imaging

- “Wellnavigator” Module

- FRET Experiments

- Macro & MyFunctions

Those interested in attend, please, contact us at: igor.delaarada [at] ehu.eus.


    • 2021-AUG:

Olympus COUNT & MEASURE Basic in CELLSENS

Next Friday, August 6th, at 10 am we have the possibility to attend an online course of the module "COUNT & MEASURE" for the Olympus Cell Sens, the software running the new Spinning Disk Confocal Super resolution microscope installed in the Institute.

Those interested in attend, please feel free to access the following Microsoft Teams Meeting:

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Microsoft Teams meeting COUNT & MEASURE Basic in CELLSENS

Biofisika Institute (online), August 6th (10 am)

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

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    • 2021-JUN:

Ablation & Microdisection with Rapp Laser and Olympus SpinSR

The recently installed Olympus SpinSR spinning disk confocal microscope in the Biofisika Institute has been adapted with a Rapp OptoElectronic UGA-42 Caliburn 355/42 pulsed laser (355nm, 1KHz, 42µJ/pulse) to be able to perform ablation and microdissection.

To learn how to use this Laser coupled to the Spinning Disk an online training will be held next monday June 21st from 10 to 12h and from 14-16h.

Please feel free to share the link to the seminar:

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I am pleased to invite you to the Rapp OptoElectronic training for the system located at the Instituto de Biofisika, Bilbao

Day: Monday, 21st of June Time: 10-12 am and 2-4 pm (CET)

To participate please use the following TeamViewer link:

https://go.teamviewer.com/v15/m04649221?s=6g-OCSfx2IFPbnGrm012Fg92CYVwucQ8OVMyZX2aIs0=

Meeting ID: m046-492-21

Passwort: Nj2HXey6

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    • 2021-JUN

Primo 2: Bioengineering microenvironments using light

Next June 23rd and 24th we will have a Seminar and Demos of the new Alvéole Primo 2, a photopatterning system performing micropatterning, microfabrication and hydrogel polymerization.

Developed by Alvéole scientists after the LIMAP technology (Strale P.O. et al, Adv Mater. 2016), the PRIMO maskless photopatterning system (DMD based) can engineer custom in vitro cell microenvironments through three techniques: micropatterning, hydrogel structuration and microfabrication.

PRIMO 2, is the new generation with compact footprint, new optical design allowing epi-fluorescence microscopy and faster performances. Micropatterning, hydrogel polymerization and microfabrication, all in a single device. Create bespoke in vitro cellular microenvironments and get better cell models for your cell biology experiments or cryo-ET studies.

More information about Primo 2 at: https://www.alveolelab.com/our-products/primo-micropatterning/

Those interested in attend, please, contact gsagarduy [at] izasascientific.com

Seminar (on-site & on-line): June 23rd 15:30h

Demos: June 24th*

10:00 - 11:30

12:00 - 13:30

15:00 - 16:30

*Apart from the Demos, the equipment will be available for testing at Biofisika Institute until July 23rd


    • 2021-MAY:

Olympus iXplore SpinSR10 Basic Training

From May 25th to May 27th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm we will have an online basic training course to get a preliminary contact using the new Olympus Spinning Disk that has recently arrived to the facility.

Those interested in attend, please, contact us at: igor.delaarada [at] ehu.eus.


    • 2021-APR:

Zeiss Apotome 3 Training Course

Next Friday, April 23rd, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, we will have an online training course to get a preliminary contact using the new Zeiss Apotome 3 that has recently arrived to the facility.

Those interested in attend, please, contact us at: igor.delaarada [at] ehu.eus.


    • 2021-MAR:

High Speed AFM Demo

Next Tuesday, March 30th, at 10:00 AM, we will have an HS-AFM technology webinar by Brucker to show the potential in biophysics research of the new HS-AFM system, NanoRace. This new HS-AFM is one of the fastest AFMs in the market (50 frames per second, you usually need minutes for one image), and moreover the instrument is straightforward to use. After the demo we are interested in knowing which groups in our center would be interested in testing the HS-AFM system by carrying out an experiment that can complement their current research work. Brucker offers to leave a demo instrument at the IBF for a few weeks so that research groups can carry whole experiments. Please, interested groups in testing the HS-AFM, contact us at: artur.escalada [at] csic.es


    • 2021-FEB:

Nanolive demo Biofisika

We are very pleased to invite you to an event which will be held at the SGIker Microscopy Facility on february 25-26th. It will be organized by the Swiss company Nanolive, specialized on Holotomographic Microscopy. It is a very interesting novel technique focused on the visualization of living cells. You can find more information on the attached documents and on their web page, or you can check their amazing videos on social media (Youtube, Instagram) Due to the present situation, there will be an online webinar the previous week (February 10th at 10:00h) to introduce the technique, with no limit of assistance. However, the 25-26th demo sessions will be organised in very reduced groups, in order to take all the necessary precautions. Thus, we are afraid that the number of attendees will be limited. If you want to see the microscope in action, please book your spot as soon as possible.