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Since 2000, scientists from the Universidad de la República in Uruguay have been revealing remarkable details about anatomy that has had an impact on research and veterinary medicine worldwide, with numerous publications to their credit.
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There's only one place in the world that is a dedicated crime lab for wildlife. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensic Lab, located in Ashland, Oregon, was opened in 1989 to help put a stop to illegal exports and imports of products made from endangered wildlife as well as protected natural resources.
The NAP/MEPA ESALQ initiated operations in 1995 as a true multi-user, multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional organization. Approximately 2500 users have been trained in 120 courses (introductory and special) from various institutions within the country and abroad.
Solving chemical mysteries and developing faster methods for analysis are all part of the work that goes on at JEOL USA's mass spectrometry demonstration lab.
The Institute of Biology was established in 1983 and has been teaching and supporting research for more than 30 years.
Dr. Kenneth Downing’s lab at the U.S. Department of Energy Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory made a major breakthrough for cancer research by solving the atomic level structure of tubulin, the protein responsible for cell division.
Dr. Neto's group uses optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy to unveil unthinkable details of a world mostly unknown to inhabitants of this planet, although they play an important role in the stability of our ecosystems.
Schools that integrate microscopy into their science programs typically only have limited access to university instruments or older equipment. One public high school, however, has established its own lab with current instrumentation, and is helping other educators advocate for and enhance their science programs.
Dr. Walter Bradley says he may never retire, now that he’s found a way to help people in poor countries while turning agricultural waste into useful materials. For two decades his work in materials science helped the defense and aerospace industries.
Schepens Eye Research Institute, the largest free-standing eye research institute in the United States, is renowned for major breakthroughs in treatment of retinal disease, optic nerve regeneration, new cures for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, other types of retinal and optic nerve degenerations and damage.
The electron microscopy lab is a high volume facility dedicated to delivering an exceptional product with extraordinary speed (normally within 24 hours of specimen receipt).
The first U.S. laboratory of its kind opened its doors to a surge of virologists and infectious disease researchers eager to study Level 3 viruses and human pathogens with the magnification and resolution of a 200 keV Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM).
When a South Dakota ranch hand’s skin turned bluish-grey, his condition was initially diagnosed as methemoglobinemia, or reduced oxygen-carrying capacity in the blood. He didn’t respond to treatment, so he turned to the VA hospital in Sioux Falls, which is where he happened to meet Pathologist Dr. Jerry Simmons.
At the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), College of William and Mary in Gloucester Point, Virginia, Senior Scientist Mark La Guardia examines the sources, abundances, and effects of priority environmental contaminants, specifically brominated flame-retardants or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), on the Chesapeake Bay.
Research in the lab is focused on applications related to earth sciences involving igneous and metamorphic petrology, ore geology, and stratigraphy. Examples of current research of lab members include provenance analysis, and determination of pressure – temperature conditions of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
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For anyone who loves a mystery, McCrone Associates has a plethora of stories to capture the imagination. Known for more than fifty years for their analytical services, the independent consulting lab has helped to solve crimes, identify foreign materials in products ranging from pills to plastics to electronics, and even dash a few dreams.
University of Houston NMR facility manager discusses the merits of JEOL’s NMR platform, technology and software. From undergraduate teaching to research into the structure and dynamics of complex systems in chemistry, material science, and medicine – a look at NMR spectrometry at University of Houston.
Dr. Carlos Cabrera’s research focuses on nanomaterials for regenerative fuel cells and lithium batteries; nanostructured surfaces; sensors and biosensors.
Dr. Elizabeth R. Wright is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine. She is the Director of Robert P. Apkarian Integrated Electron Microscopy Core (RPAIEMC) at Emory University. She is also a Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator Director.
In 1979, when Jeanette Killius took over as EM Lab Manager at Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM), a JEOL TEM, model JEM-100S, had just been installed.
They may not have the latest TEM technology at Albany Medical Center, but the microscope they do have has been working just fine from exactly the same spot where it was installed 27 years ago.
One of North America’s leading papermaking companies, Sappi Fine Paper North America produces 1.3 million tons of coated fine, specialty, and technical papers a year.
Several high profile investigations have put MVA Scientific Consultants in the news and on the witness stand, while other projects that the microanalytical services company has undertaken have helped set new standards in health and environmental regulations.
The number of applications is enormous, ranging from nondestructive analysis of metallic and non-metallic materials to microfossils and analytic software development.
The Labsonda (The UFRJ EPMA lab) was created in 2010 and is coordinated by Dr. Isabel P. Ludka. Dr. Ludka is a former UFRJ student who also has a Doctor of Science (DSc) from the UFRJ/Maximillian Universität München, Germany.
Given the high-profile forensics cases handled by Microtrace, the company’s father-son team of Skip and Chris Palenik have achieved a kind of celebrity status. But more than accolades, they relish the challenges sent their way and the opportunity to summon their vast expertise to let science determine the answers to the questions posed.
Université du Québec à Rimouski, Institut des sciences de la mer de RimouskiIn the winter, the SEM lab at UQAR-ISMER is a quiet contrast to the rugged Arctic expedition Prof. André Rochon goes on each summer aboard the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen.
Intrigued by cryo microscopy, and even further inspired when his professor mentioned that one could take SEM images of ice crystals in snow, an undergraduate biotechnology student was determined to capture his own images of snowflakes.
The acquisition of a new 300 kV Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) from JEOL distinguishes Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana as a major United States research facility where scientists can examine both biological and materials science structures at nanoscale resolution.
A Boston College student’s senior undergraduate honors thesis touched off an across-the-curriculum collaboration between scientists at BC and JEOL, art conservators, museums and collections managers, librarians, and also became the topic of a poster presented at Microscopy & Microanalysis 2011 in Nashville.
At Michigan State University’s Department of Medicine, Chief Cardiologist Dr. George Abela has made life-changing discoveries in understanding the role of cholesterol crystals in heart attacks.
The Pet Rock Project and Course-Embedded ResearchUndergraduates in the geoscience program are immersed early on in geological research with hands-on experience using the EPMA, which stands for Electron Probe Analyzer, often more commonly just called a microprobe.
National Institute for NanotechnologyHole-free phase plates have been co-developed and patented by a team composed of Dr. Marek Malac, JEOL’s own Dr. Masa Kawasaki, Prof. Ray Egerton and Dr. Marco Beleggia.
Electron Microscopist Lita DuraineAs a certified Electron Microscopy Specialist at Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Lita Duraine enjoys a unique perspective by helping investigators in the field of medical and biological discoveries.
When microscopy and photography skills merge, it's possible to achieve art as well as science in a single image.
When a single atom can make or break the successful development of new materials, it's the sensitivity of the microscope used that makes all the difference to researchers in materials science.
Research topics include, but are not limited to, Theoretical Physics, Experimental Physics, Applied Physics and Cosmology.
Dr. Suenega’s major research theme involves the atomic level characterization of individual molecules by means of electron microscopy and spectroscopy.
Department of Neurobiology - Corey LabWhile we marvel at discoveries in technology and materials, SEM images like these of the inner ear remind us how living organisms have used the trial-and-error engineering of evolution to develop amazing structures.
Chemistry students at the University of New England (UNE) in Biddeford, Maine are learning how to make a better molecule -- meaningful work that has the potential to influence both medicine and the environment.
For nearly 40 years, students enrolled in the San Joaquin Delta College electron microscopy curriculum have been part of a unique two-year certificate program dedicated to practical, hands-on training of the future EM technician. It is one of only two such programs at the community college level in the country.
For more than 40 years, Arizona State University has been known for expanding the boundaries of electron microscopy and research in materials and the life sciences. Now it has taken a leap forward into atomic level research.
Adapting to customers' imaging and analysis needs has been a hallmark for Rocky Mountain Laboratories, a service lab in Golden, Colorado with a spectacular view of both mountains and nanomaterials.
As Director of the Nano and Beyond Lab at the University of Texas (Dallas), Dr. Moon Kim's vision goes beyond nanoscale research and looking at atom-to-atom relationships to helping a global audience better understand the world of science.
The EPMA laboratory at UNESP (Universidade Estadual "Júlio Mesquita Filho"), Rio Claro campus is a multi-user facility supported by the State of Sao Paulo Foundation FAPESP. The goal of the lab is to support the mining industry and all the scientific research within the state as well as requests from other states.
Scientists at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) bring an eclectic background to the relatively young field of art conservation and authentication. Chemistry, art history, studio art, and historic preservation go hand in hand with expertise in pigments and varnishes, metal corrosion, and biochemistry.
Energy-Related Research Enabled with New Atomic Resolution S/TEM
The University of Illinois at Chicago just became an epicenter for atomic resolution research with the installation of its new aberration-corrected S/TEM, the ARM200F with cold field emission gun.
A Scanning Electron Microscope image of a butterfly wing turned out to be a win-win for a high school student who, in the span of one week was recognized by both the Materials Research Society (MRS) and JEOL USA.
While the path is well trod in carbon nanotube research and fabrication, silicon nanotube research is more akin to "the road not taken." But like the Robert Frost poem, the choice for silicon has "made all the difference" for Chemistry Professor Jeffery Coffer at Texas Christian University.
For some chemists, the science is their first love and the lab is where all their work takes place. For Professor Ruth Ann Armitage at Eastern Michigan University, the application of chemistry to the field of archeology has led her outside the lab to work with museum curators and archeologists.
With over 13 years spent working in industry, 11 in a large pharmaceutical company, it is safe to say that University of Massachusetts Lowell’s NMR Spectroscopy Facility Manager Wendy Gavin knows the secret to successful nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
Since 2013, the Amazonas State University (UEA), in partnership with researchers from the Carlos Chagas Filho Institute of Biophysics located at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), has been engaged in scientific and technological development initiatives in the Amazon, and a significant stage was the inauguration of the CMABio on October 14, 2019.
Lichen Labs helps industry, architects, and students explore how nature can guide us to innovative new materials, processes, structures and textures to solve human challenges on all scales.
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We offer many training dates throughout the year for SEM, Mass Spec, and NMR in our Peabody office.
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American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
Wed Feb 20-22, 2019
Presentations and Posters
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. B25 (Criminalistics)
The Simultaneous Detection of Rodenticides and Drugs Using Thermal Desorption Direct Analysis in Real-Time Mass Spectrometry (TD/DART®-MS)
Elizabeth Robinson, MS*; Edward Sisco, PhD
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. B29 (Criminalistics)
Bomb Biometrics: Detection and Imaging of Markers Indicative of Explosive Compounds in Fingerprints
Cameron M. Longo*; Rabi A. Musah, PhD
4:20 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. B103 (Criminalistics)
The Detection and Forensic Analysis of Trace Fuel-Oxidizer Mixture Evidence by Infrared Thermal Desorption (IRTD) With Direct Analysis in Real-Time Mass Spectrometry (DART®-MS): Black Powders and Black Powder Substitutes
Thomas P. Forbes, PhD*; Jennifer R. Verkouteren, MS; Edward Sisco, PhD; Matthew E. Staymates, MS
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. K76 (Toxicology)
The Identification of Drug Metabolites in Adulterated Urine Samples Using Direct Analysis in Real Time-Time Of Flight/Mass Spectrometry (DART®-TOF/MS)
Bianca E. Olivieri*; Mark Maric, PhD; Candice Bridge, PhD