cell biology

Future cell biologist?

Future cell biologist?, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

We did quite a lot microscoping with Kaapo at the weekend. It is so nice to see how passionate children can be when discovering new things. We were studying plant leaves, algae, yeast cells, blood, hair, and water samples.

I was so delighted as a cell biologist how happy Kaapo was when he was able to see cells and other things through the microscope.

The microscope in the pic is Lomo Biolam research microscope (Made in USSR) capable for 945 x magnification in maximum.

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Some work-related stuff

Sometimes it is so nice to have a camera with you at your workplace and document the things you do professionally. Yesterday I did that and I think I should do that more regularly.

Exposing cells to ionizing radiation

Co-60 source accelerator in Kuopio University hospital. We expose C3H10T1/2 murine fibroblasts to ionizing radiation (1 and 5 Gy doses). We investigate genomic instability processes which may be novel mechanisms for cancer initiation and development.

Our Comet Assay system

In my laboratory. Fancy Carl Zeiss Axio Imager A.1 epifluorescence microscope equipped with LED illumination system. Comet Assay IV programme package for analysing DNA damage and DNA repair.

Both photos shot with E-P1 and M.ZUIKO 14-42mm lens.