BioVis3D software selected by Clemente Estable for its Regional Course and Workshop in Fluorescence Microscopy

BioVis3D reconstruction sample thumbnail BioVis3D will be used to illustrate 3D digital modeling of biological structures from 2-D images obtained from serial tissue sections.
 
In the practical work the students will reconstruct a 3D model of the fast electrosensory pathway of Gymnotus omarorum, a pulse type weakly electric fish from Uruguay.
 
In the workshop “Fluorescence microscopy” the students will reconstruct a 3D model of a neuron and its processes from 2-D images of Golgi stain preparation, using the new feature available in BioVis3D that enables the biologists to easy reconstruct path-like structures.
 
The reconstructions will be carried out by Martin de los Heros, a computer technician of BioVis3D, and the scientists of the Departamento de Neurociencias Integrativas y Computacionales of the IIBCE.
 
This event will take place at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable, Montevideo-Uruguay, from March 21st to March 28th 2010.
 

About the Regional Course And Workshop In Fluorescence Microscopy


The activity will deal with theoretical aspects and hands-on training in basic concepts of Fluorescence Microscopy, in particular Laser Confocal Microscopy and some important applications to science students in South America.
 
Teachers from the region, USA and Canada were invited to participate of the course: Dr. Felipe Barros – Chile, Martin de los Heros – Uruguay, Roberto Fernández- Argentina, Dr. Steffen Härtel- Chile, Carlos Mas – Argentina, Hernan Mendoza – Argentina, Dr. Daniel Petterson – USA, Dr. Igor Stagljar – Canadá, Dr. Horst Wallrabe – USA.
 
The issues that will be covered in the course are:
 - Principles of fluorescence and confocal microscopy.
 - Acquisition and processing of digital images.
 - Stereology.
 - 3-D reconstruction.
 - FRET, FRAP.
 - Double-hybrid system.
 
You can find more information about the course at http://iibce.edu.uy