A StorSimple backup system has been implemented by ITS. We have tested it for a couple of months and it seems to perform well. The extra network drive is available on all imaging machines (except for the Zeiss NLO system, that will be connected to the net in the coming weeks) and can be found at O:\Research\CCI\#equipment\##user##. Writing on the drive can only be done on our machines, users will be able to read only from these drives so data will be available but secured. We are implementing a secure logon system for users to read data from this drive.
Due to the renewal of equipment, we will reoganize the CCI drastically.
First, the space that will host the multiphoton system is being prepared. This is a collaboration with the WKZ, see earlier posts about this. This system will be placed in room O122. The co-ordinator of work on this machine will initially be Nienke Vrisekoop. We will facilitate instruction, authorisation and general surveillance of the device.
In preparation of this, the Olympus microscope has been moved to O123A, see an earlier post about this.
Second, we need to fit the OMX system within our limited space which has proven to be a major task. Currently, we plan to move the SPE2 system to the wetlab (room O101) are reserve it for maximally ML1 work. The OMX will then occupy room O124 and O124A.
To do this reorganisation and restore arrears of maintenance on the airconditioning units, we will face disturbance in the CCI day-to-day business in the coming weeks/months. Watch this space for updates.
An unfortunate accident forced the move of the Olympus/Leica system to the corridor next to our offices (Room O123A). The old room (O122) needs a good (airco) cleaning session before new equipment can be placed. The imaging system is fully serviced and functional at its new location.
The Leica color camera on the Olympus microscope setup has been upgraded due to great efforts of Rob and financial support of the IRAS, we are very grateful for this improvement of the CCI.
One of the new features is live stitching. While moving the xy-table during image acquisition, the LAS software will choose appropriate timing of snap shots that build up a stitch in a live preview.
Ask Rob for further details and other features of the upgrade.
Please be aware that Rob is going to clean the PC in the com ing week to prepare for innovation on the scope. So remove your data from the system and back them up properly.
The Olympus system has got a new filtercube to perform fluorescence in the far red region, such as Cy5 or Alexa647. Please contact Rob for details.