SEM large volume analysis in Life Sciences assisted by Serial Block-Face Imaging

07 April 2021 (9 AM CET & 7 PM CET) 


SEM large volume analysis in Life Sciences assisted by Serial Block-Face Imaging

We are excited to present you our TESCAN brand-new solution in our Life Sciences product family, Serial Block-Face Imaging (SBFI).

Serial Block-Face Imaging (also known as Serial Block-Face SEM) is a traditional technique for high-resolution structural analysis of the sample using an integrated microtome to the SEM chamber. The method uses a diamond knife of the microtome to cut a slice from the sample surface (20-100 nm thin) which is immediately imaged by SEM. This process is repeated to create an image stack allowing a reconstruction of the sample volume.

In-chamber microtome device, compact size, simple and fast installation/de-installation, SEM / FIB-SEM GM chamber compatibility, effective LE-BSE imaging, and/or TESCAN volume analysis software – these are the key features that give us the opportunity to extend the capabilities of standard SEM to the volume scale of structural analysis. Key technical features of this exciting solution together with multiple application examples will be presented at the seminar.

About Ondrej Sulak

Ondřej Šulák received his Master’s degree in Analytical chemistry at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. Then, he moved to France where he continued his Ph.D. studies and Postdoctoral research at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble where he was focused on the structure-functional characterization of carbohydrate-binding proteins, mainly by X-ray crystallography, Electron Microscopy, SAXS, and other techniques. His industrial career started in the biotechnological company where he was responsible for the biochemistry department. In 2016, Ondrej joined TESCAN as Global Applications Director. Since January 2019 he works as Product Marketing Director for the Life Sciences segment. 

Presenter: Ondrej Sulak
Date: 07 April 2021 (9 AM CET & 7 PM CET)