KEY Award Recipient – 2018

The recipient of the fourth annual NIGHTSEA/EMS KEY Award for New Faculty is Dr. Pierre-Paul Bitton, who started his new position as Assistant Professor in the Cognitive and Behavioral Ecology (CABE) program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Bitton is researching the mechanisms of fluorescent protein production, especially in red- and green-fluorescing fish. During his time as […]

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High magnification fluorescence with the Keyence VH-ZST lens

The new NIGHTSEA adapter for the Keyence VH-ZST lens can achieve high magnification fluorescence.

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iBiology as a Resource for Fluorescence Techniques and More

iBiology.org is a fantastic free resource for educational videos, featuring a wide array of biological themes, principles, research topics, and ideas.

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Helping Students Understand Genetics

Students use the NIGHTSEA Model SFA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter system to conduct inquiry-based genetics experiments in the laboratory.

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KEY Award Recipient – 2017

The recipient of the third annual NIGHTSEA/EMS KEY Award for New Faculty is Dr. Kristen Gorman, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Cal State Chico.

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The Story Behind the NIGHTSEA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter

Did you ever wonder how a new piece of equipment comes into existence? The Model SFA arose from a solution to our own marine biology research challenge.

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STEM Outreach – Windows into Development

NIGHTSEA SFA system enables fluorescence microscopy at a STEM outreach event.

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New Application Note – Failure Analysis

Fluorescence is widely used for failure analysis. The NIGHTSEA adapters can add a fluorescence capability to a wide range of existing microscopes.

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STEM Outreach – BrainFest

Convenient fluorescence microscopy goes on the road for BrainFest – a neuroscience-focused STEM outreach event.

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KEY Award Recipient – 2016

The recipient of the second annual NIGHTSEA/EMS KEY Award for New Faculty is Dr. Sarah Petersen, the new Ashby Denoon Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Kenyon College.

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NIGHTSEA Violet Light Head Photoconverts CaMPARI

The NIGHTSEA Violet light source has been used successfully to photoconvert the color-switching CaMPARI protein.

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Fluorescence microscopy – NIGHTSEA with Unitron and Zeiss

Fluorescence microscopy imaging trials with the NIGHTSEA Model SFA and Unitron and Zeiss microscopes with digital cameras.

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NIGHTSEA SFA V1 Light Head Retainer

Custom V1 light head retainer for the NIGHTSEA SFA system

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GFP Mouse Embryos

The NIGHTSEA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter (SFA) improved workflow for research with mouse embryos by detecting GFP-positive specimens and aiding in dissection – right in the mouse facility.

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SFA Fluorescence Excitation Light Head Connector

New fluorescence excitation light head connector for the NIGHTSEA Model SFA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter.

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NIGHTSEA Stereo Microscope Adapter with Fluorescent Dye Fills

KEY Award winner Dr. Robert Mitchell is using the NIGHTSEA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter to image nerves filled with fluorescent dye.

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Stereo Microscope Filter Shield

Fluorescence stereo microscopes should include a protective shield. The NIGHTSEA filter shield does double duty as an eye protector and as a viewing filter.

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KEY Award Recipient – 2015

Dr. Robert Mitchell, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, was the recipient of the first NIGHTSEA/EMS KEY Award for New Faculty.

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Stereo microscopes to use with the NIGHTSEA SFA

Surplus stereo microscopes are an alternative to use with the NIGHTSEA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter.

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Coral fluorescence appearance vs excitation wavelength

With fluorescence, what you see depends on how you excite and view the subject – the interaction of the excitation wavelength, the fluorescing substance, and the barrier filter.

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Coral fluorescence highlights tissue growth extension

Fluorescence microscopy helps in seeing the growing edge of coral tissue

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SFA vs high-end systems for stereo fluorescence microscopy

Discussion of the NIGHTSEA SFA vs high-end systems for stereo fluorescence microscopy

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George McNamara comments on spectra viewers

George McNamara comments on spectra viewers and public availability of spectral data.

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Fluorescence Spectra Viewers

List of interactive fluorescence spectra viewers on the web

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Calcein fluorescence detection

NIGHTSEA’s fluorescence visualization tools are the preferred solution for working with calcein-stained fish at macro and micro scales.

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BioBus adds the NIGHTSEA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter to its suite of research-grade microscopes for educational outreach

BioBus and BioBase are now using the NIGHTSEA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter system to introduce students to fluorescence microscopy.

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Flower fluorescence and the power of the Eclipse MicroTent

Photographing the fluorescence of a flower under a stereo microscope equipped with the Eclipse MicroTent(tm) to eliminate ambient light.

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SFA Tech Tip – Tests with C elegans strains

Test of the Model SFA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter with C elegans strains expressing GFP and mCherry.

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SFA Tech Tip – Flies, fluorophores, and filter sets

Communication from a researcher discussing his application of the SFA filter sets with two lines of transgenic Drosophila.

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New Green Bandpass Filter for the Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter

Green bandpass filter for the Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter system to enhance viewing of GFP in the presence of background autofluorescence.

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SFA Tech Tip – Mixing and matching filters and light heads

A non-standard use of filters to solve a fluorescence viewing challenge with fluorescent zebrafish

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Special project – infrared light head for the SFA system

NIGHTSEA created a custom near infrared light head for a researcher, cutting his experiment light dosage time from 20 minutes to 20 seconds.

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