Efficiency Unlocked: Workflow Wizardry with ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7

A ZMCC Virtual SkillBuilder Workshop

10 AM - 2 PM PST

Workshop Overview

This workshop will cover aspects of automating workflows including end-to-end workflows combining image acquisition to analysis on the ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7. Current owners of ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 or ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 with LSM 900 having any level of operational knowledge will primarily benefit from this workshop.

This is a four-hour remote session: 3.5 hours of training with a 30-minute break broadcasted from the ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center (ZMCC) in Dublin, CA. The primary purpose of the virtual workshop is to enable users to become proficient with setting up efficient workflows on their CD7. Users looking for a deeper dive into topics e.g. use of tiles and positions, focus strategies, etc., are recommended to enroll in any of our immersive in-person 2-day workshops.

Topics that will be covered in this workshop include:

  • Hardware overview and sample loading
  • Screening multi-well plates in widefield mode incorporating an analysis routine utilizing BioApps for nuclear count, confluency, gene and protein expression
  • High resolution imaging utilizing LSM, Airyscan and mixed modalities
  • Introduction to Guided Acquisition workflow combining screening for features of interest with high-resolution imaging

Who should attend?

  • Existing users of ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 and ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 with LSM 900
  • Infrequent users looking for a refresher on setting up workflows and gain higher level of proficiency
  • Lab managers or technicians looking to improve their own skill level to better support and/or train other users of the instrument

Learning objectives after completion of this workshop, attendees should:

  • Possess an improved ability to select imaging parameters to yield high-quality images of their samples
  • Have greater confidence with setting up scan profiles and troubleshooting on challenging sample types and analyzing acquired datasets.
  • Be connected with the North American Applications team who can support them as they work towards acquiring the best data possible

Additional information and recommendations:

  • We strongly recommend that users attend the virtual workshop while sitting at their own instrument so that they can "click along" with the trainer.
  • This is a paid training: the investment for this single-day session is $400. You will receive a link to complete payment by credit card after signing up. If you require a PO to purchase training please reach out to us after registering.
  • Your link to join the virtual session on Microsoft Teams will be sent out 1 day before the scheduled training.
Trainer Amita Gorur, Ph.D. Senior Applications Scientist

Amita is responsible for Widefield and Automated Imaging platforms (Axioscan 7 and Celldiscoverer 7) at ZMCC. Amita has been with ZEISS for 6+ years and has over 15 years of microscopy experience working on projects imaging microbial biofilms, medical implants, and intracellular transport vesicles. There is never a dull day with recent samples spanning chocolate fudge to rock sections!
Amita has a Master in Integrated Biology and holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.