Carl Zeiss "ZEISS On Your Campus" to Focus on Live Cell Imaging in 2010

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Traveling tour offers unique opportunity to engage in hands-on training with the latest ZEISS technologies and microscopes in free workshops

Carl Zeiss, a leading provider of microscopy solutions for a variety of research, clinical and industrial applications, will continue its “ZEISS On Your Campus” (ZOYC) traveling tour in 2010, bringing free workshops designed to educate scientists and their students in the fundamentals of various microscopy techniques to universities across the United States and Canada. ZOYC will provide participants with a unique opportunity to attend educational seminars and participate in live cell imaging workshops.

Sessions will offer participants the chance to work with VivaTome, Cell Observer SD, and LSM 780 microscope systems, as well as covering more general topics related to digital microscopy. ZOYC 2010 offers participants the opportunity to work with live cells with sessions designed to demonstrate optimization of imaging parameters to minimize photo-toxicity, long term focus stabilization and maintenance of cell viability. Advanced demonstrations will include high speed imaging, FRAP, FLIP and photo-activation/-conversion of various fluorescent proteins.

The three-day workshops will kick off in February 2010 and travel throughout the Northeast, Mid-West, South, Mid-Atlantic, and Pacific in the United States, and Western and Eastern Canada over a six month traveling tour. For information on how to participate, please visit http://www.zeiss.com/zoyc to find a workshop near you. Attendance at workshops is free to all participants. Educational materials and free software for image viewing and manipulation will be provided to registered participants. Additionally, ZEISS will send a complete packet outlining contents and schedules for seminars, hands-on training sessions and demonstrations in which participants can select content that suits their interests and applications.

About Carl Zeiss:
Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Inc., a subsidiary of Carl Zeiss, Inc., offers microscopy solutions and systems for research, laboratories, routine and industrial applications. In addition, Carl Zeiss MicroImaging markets microscopy and digital pathology systems for the clinical market, as well as spectral sensors for industrial and pharmaceutical applications. Since1846, Carl Zeiss has remained committed to enabling science and technology to go beyond what man can see. Today, Carl Zeiss is a global leader in the optical and opto-electronic industries.

With 11,249 current employees in the Group and offices in over 30 countries, Carl Zeiss is represented in more than 100 countries with production centers in Europe, North America, Central America and Asia. For more information on the breadth of solutions offered by Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, please visit http://www.zeiss.com/micro.

Attention publishers: Please forward all Sales Inquiries to: Karin A. Salerno, Marketing Communications Manager Phone: (914) 681-7627; E-mail: ksalerno(at)zeiss(dot)com

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