DaMBIC operational status information

Updates on the operational status of DaMBIC facilities. This information is additional to the instrument status on https://mbp.booking.sdu.dk/Default.aspx 

Update 2020.11.06. Deletion of local data from DaMBIC microscope PCs

I expect that you are all aware of this, but I just would like to gently remind you to save your data from the local microscope PC harddrives to the VDS server. You are responsible for your data according to the DaMBIC guidelines, e.g.: https://dambic.dk/index.php?page=data-storage  

The reason for this extraordinary notice is an upcoming major round of local data deletion beginning not before Tuesday afternoon next week (Nov 10). In general you will not be notified about data cleanup.

/Morten

Update 2020.11.03

I have now 3 times experienced oil or other greasy residue on the 20x air lens of the Nikon confocal A1. This meant an impaired light transmission and skewed sample illumination.

Please take care that no immersion oil is transferred to any other places when using oil immersion. If you experience any such issues, gently try to remove it with a lens tissue and/or report it to DaMBIC staff.

Update 2020.10.12

1) The Nikon Spinning Disc has near to- or no laser power. We suspect issues with the AOTF modulator.

2) Issues have been reported with CO2 from the wall outlets in room V10-602a-0 (Nikon SD, Widefield and STORM).

2020.10.14: These issues have been resolved.

Update 2020.10.07

The Nikon Spinning Disc confocal and the Nikon A1 confocal are running again. The Nikon spinning disc have been prepared with new software (see update 2020.10.06) that will be adjusted/optimized during the first weeks of use. NB. the breakdown of the confocal A1 was presumably caused by a windows system update. Therefore, remember not to let the PC perform any updates. /Morten

Update 2020.10.06

The Nikon Spinning Disc confocal is presently being prepared for use with the new software, NIS Elements. This means that you will have to allow a little time for making friends with the new software and perhaps for setting up your own specialized protocols. The plan is to prepare a common user account without password that everyone can use. This will contain most normal functions and optical configurations. If you would like your own setup in the software that is much different from the common user, then contact people with admin rights on the software. Right now we are still experiencing some challenges in the setup, so it is not yet known when it will be ready for use. Further info will follow./Morten

Update 2020.10.02

The Nikon A1 is presently out of order due to computer hardware/software issues. Estimated time for repair is ~1 week. /Morten

Update 2020.09.29

The Leica microscope PC is presently disconnected from the lab network and internet. Leica has discovered a security breach in the LasX software, so until we have closed the firewall properly, the PC is disconnected. /Morten

Update 2020.09.20 (power outage 2020.10.14-2020.10.15)

The 14th of October there will be a planned power outage affecting all microscopes and lasers in DaMBIC. Please do not plan any microscope experiments in the time from 14/10 at 12.00 until 15/10 at 12.00. /Morten

Update 2020.08.26

The rooms V12-605b-0 and V12-603a-0 are ready for use again. This means that e.g. the Abberior STED, Nikon two-photon, TIRF microscope, Zeiss confocal, Olympus IX70, and more is running again. The room V10-602a-0 is still not ready. /Morten

Update 2020.08.18

The Nikon N-SIM is running again. /Morten

Update 2020.08.15

The Nikon A1 confocal is up and running again after the AC renovation. The room with the Nikon SIM is also ready, but we are experiencing some software-related errors, that needs to be fixed before it can be used. /Morten

Update 2020.08.07

The rooms V11-601a+b-0 are opening soon (Nikon A1 confocal and Nikon SIM). The first few days there will, however, be no pressurized air in the rooms, so the vibration dampening in the microscope tables will not be working optimally. This will be fixed within the first week after opening. /Morten

Update 2020.08.04

The DaMBIC microscope facility rooms are currently undergoing construction to renovate the air conditioning systems. This affects the access to the majority of the microscopes during the renovations.

As the construction is generating dust, we have shut down, partially disconnected and covered many of the microscopes in a double layer of plastic. Due to the holidays, some of these preparations have had to be done a bit in advance, but we have tried to plan it all to minimize the impact on the users. Some microscopes can still be accessed until the work will need to be initiated in the individual rooms.

We will try to have the booking page https://mbp.booking.sdu.dk/Default.aspx as updated as possible and you should be able to see the possibilities for access here. Please try to communicate with each other, and if needed, with DaMBIC staff/students well in advance on the current status and possibility for access. /Morten