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Covid-19: restrictions to the use of microscopes at SIKT and VMF from 18th March

Dear microscope and PC user at SIKT and VMF,

due to the covid 19 epidemic, the following restrictions apply to the use of microscopes and PCs at the SIKT and the VMF from tomorrow, 18 March.
Only one person is allowed to work in the rooms with microscopes and PCs of the BCF at a time, sessions with more than one person are prohibited.
This regulation also applies to rooms with more than one device, e.g. room B1 0039 Apotom + SD and room B1 0037 PALM + workstation.
In case of planned parallel use of two devices in one room, the users must communicate beforehand, a look at the booking calendar should help to avoid conflicts of dates.
ALWAYS: Immediately after entering the room and before leaving it, disinfect hands with Sterillium.
Please inform M. Behr / SIKT or J. Kacza / VMF if the supply of sterillium is running low.

update:

Instruments of AG Magin in the SIKT building (LSM780, Spinning Disk, Apotom, Axioplan, Microbeam) are closed and can't be reserved.

Best regards
Johannes Kacza

macrophages & fibroblasts in a 3D collagen matrix, Zeiss AxioObserver.Z1, 3D long-term tracking [Katja Franke]

macrophages & fibroblasts in a 3D collagen matrix, Zeiss AxioObserver.Z1, 3D long-term tracking [Katja Franke]

Drosophila tracheal system (Chitin green), LSM780-Airyscan, [Matthias Behr]

Drosophila tracheal system (Chitin green), LSM780-Airyscan, [Matthias Behr]

Drosophila ring gland (Fasciclin 2 green, Obst-A red; Nuclei blue), LSM780, Imaris-3D, [Matthias Behr]

Drosophila ring gland (Fasciclin 2 green, Obst-A red; Nuclei blue), LSM780, Imaris-3D, [Matthias Behr]

Mutant human keratin cells (Keratin 14 red; Desmoplakin green; Nuclei blue), LSM780-Airyscan, [Katrin Rietscher]

Mutant human keratin cells (Keratin 14 red; Desmoplakin green; Nuclei blue), LSM780-Airyscan, [Katrin Rietscher]

WT mouse epidermis (Keratin5/14 green; Keratin1/10 red; Basal lamina purple; Nuclei blue), LSM780, ZEN-3D, [Janina Bär]

WT mouse epidermis (Keratin5/14 green; Keratin1/10 red; Basal lamina purple; Nuclei blue), LSM780, ZEN-3D, [Janina Bär]

Natural human keratin cells (Keratin14 red; Desmoplakin green, Nuclei blue), LSM780-Airyscan , ZEN-3D, [Katrin Rietscher]

Natural human keratin cells (Keratin14 red; Desmoplakin green, Nuclei blue), LSM780-Airyscan , ZEN-3D, [Katrin Rietscher]

3D Image of a collagen matrix (TAMRA),  LSM700, ZEN-3D, [Katja Franke]

3D Image of a collagen matrix (TAMRA), LSM700, ZEN-3D, [Katja Franke]

Brain section, mouse, endothelial cells (Cy2, isolectin B4, green) & Astroglia (Cy3, GFAP, red) & Microglia (Cy5, Streptavidin, blue), Leica SP8, Imaris, [Johannes Kacza]

Brain section, mouse, endothelial cells (Cy2, isolectin B4, green) & Astroglia (Cy3, GFAP, red) & Microglia (Cy5, Streptavidin, blue), Leica SP8, Imaris, [Johannes Kacza]