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The CMMI selected as finalist for the RegioStars 2018

Great news! We’ve been selected as finalist in the “Supporting smart industrial transition” category for the RegioStars 2018.
RegioStars are European awards that identify good practices in regional development and highlight original and innovative projects that are attractive and inspiring to other regions.

We are very proud to have been selected, and thankful to all our partners, especially to the Biopark and to the Walloon Region!

Facebook_RegioStarsFinalist 2018

NobelPrizesThanks to the continued support of the Walloon Region and the ERDF, the CMMI will soon propose cryo-TEM services to its academic and industrial partners.

We are therefore very happy to share that the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution”. We too find that it is a “super cool” technology (☺!)

https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2017/press.html

2014 FEI Image Contest Monthly Winners

2014 FEI Image Contest Monthly Winners

Dendritic Cell

Courtesy of Prof. David Pérez-Morga

False-colored SEM image of a migrating mouse dendritic cell (5.2 µm), showing membrane projections known as lamellipodia (green). Dendritic cells are sentinels of the immune system that are posted in peripheral tissues, ingest intruders and then migrate to the lymphoid organs. There, they expose some of their digested protein fragments (antigens) using their cell membrane as a showcase, report on the intruder and interact with- and instruct effector immune cells known as T-lymphocytes. Sophie Uzureau, Daniel Monteyne, Etienne pays and David Pérez-Morga, Université libre de Bruxelles.

Image Details
Instrument used: Quanta SEM
Magnification: 19588.2x
Horizontal Field Width: 3.584 µm
Voltage: 20 kV
Spot: 3.0
Detector: ETD SE

Nikon Small World 2013 Photomicrography Competition

Une photographie prise au CMMI reçoit une honorable mention au “Nikon Small World 2013 Photomicrography Competition”. La photographie représente une valvule entérique de termite, observée au microscope confocal à balayage laser grâce à son autofluorescence naturelle. Le spécimen provient du laboratoire d’Evolution Biologique et Ecologie de l’ULB avec qui le CMMI entretient une collaboration.Une photographie prise au CMMI reçoit une honorable mention au “Nikon Small World 2013 Photomicrography Competition”. La photographie représente une valvule entérique de termite, observée au microscope confocal à balayage laser grâce à son autofluorescence naturelle. Le spécimen provient du laboratoire d’Evolution Biologique et Ecologie de l’ULB avec qui le CMMI entretient une collaboration.