NIGHTSEA Fluorescence Blog

KEY Award Recipient – 2019

22
Aug
2019

Dr. Joshua Currie of the University of Toronto is the recipient of the 2019 NIGHTSEA/EMS KEY Award for New Faculty.

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Aphids use fluorescence to avoid dangerous bacteria

19
Mar
2019

Do organisms use fluorescence to help them through their daily lives? This is a question that is often asked when fluorescence is observed in nature. A recent paper demonstrates that pea aphids (Acyrthosiphon pisum) avoid feeding on leaves when virulent bacteria are present.

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2019 KEY Award for New Faculty

04
Feb
2019

The application period for the 2019 KEY Award for New Faculty (our 5th annual) is now open! The recipient will receive a NIGHTSEA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter system with two wavelength combinations plus $750 in supplies from Electron Microscopy Sciences (EMS). Open to read more …

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KEY Award Recipient – 2018

02
Nov
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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Sodalite Fluorescence – a Viral Sensation

10
Oct
2018

What is making a seemingly innocuous rock glow fiercely yellow? The answer is fluorescence. Specifically – the rock in question is composed of a mineral called “Sodalite”, which is a fluorescent mineral. Read on to find out more!

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High magnification fluorescence with the Keyence VH-ZST lens

16
Feb
2018

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

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Fluorescence Image Takes 1st Place National Geographic 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year in Underwater Category

04
Jan
2018

Congratulations to Jim Obester for his 1st place victory in National Geographic’s “Nature Photographer of the Year Contest” with his striking image of a tube-dwelling anemone (Cerianthus sp.).

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iBiology as a Resource for Fluorescence Techniques and More

20
Dec
2017

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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Entomology – ESA Conference 2017, Denver

18
Dec
2017

NIGHTSEA exhibited at the 2017 Entomology Society of America conference in Denver.

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Helping Students Understand Genetics

24
Oct
2017

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

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