New Mitotic Movies

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The Garvan recently took possession of a fantastic new Leica SP8 confocal microscope, which we have been lucky enough to have play with. Here are the results from our first go with the microscope. Very impressive, and we are yet to push the system to its fully potential. The massive increase in resolution and quality will greatly help in rapidly advancing our understanding of key mitotic events.

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2012 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

3rd Cell Cycle and Cancer Conference – April 2013 Montpellier France !

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There is an excellent Conference coming up in the beautiful southern French city of Montpellier. There is an amazing line up of world class speakers, so book the dates in your calendar for 2-5th April 2013 !

Closing date for abstracts is Feb 24th 2013, with registration costing from €200-300 for students and academics.

3rd Cell Cycle and Cancer Conference France 2013

New Paper Published : Quantitative Live Imaging of Endogenous DNA Replication in Mammalian Cells

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I am pleased to announce that the latest publication for the lab is now available online at PLoS ONE [Link][PDF].

Below are some additional videos of the Chromotek HeLa cell line [link] undergoing cell division, with the Imaris Dot quantification overlaid, along with a instructional video on how to perform the dot quantification analysis using Imaris Software.

PhD Position Available [Update: Filled]

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UPDATE April 2013: The Position has now been filled, thank you to all those who applied.

I am currently looking for PhD students to take on either of the following two exciting projects in the lab.
For further information please contact either:

Dr Andrew Burgess via email: a.burgess ‘at’ garvan.org.au     or
Dr Alessandra Bray at the Institute on +61 2 9295 8251 or email: a.bray”at”garvan.org.au.

Additionally you are welcome to register for the Garvan PhD open day on August 21st, 2012.

2012 Garvan PhD Open Day – 21st of August !

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If you are interested in undertaking a PhD at the Garvan, then you will be excited to know that the PhD open day is fast approaching. Register your interest at the link here

For further information please contact Dr Alessandra Bray:
Phone: +61 2 9295 8251
Email:  a.bray”at”garvan.org.au.