Invisible secrets: How microscopy revolutionized the life sciences
Invited by the the Microscopical Society of Canada, Dr. Geitmann gives a public lecture on the history of light-based imaging - from the invention of the first lens to Nobel-prize winning technologies that allow us to see deep into the cell. Online event on November 4, 6pm EDT.
Image: Amir J Bidhendi
Microfluidics has come a long way
Microfluidics and MEMS technologies have proven to be phenomenal tools for the investigation of small plant organs and single plant cells. In this review we summarize the technical advances and ingenious applications realized in recent years.
Mary E. Spencer Award Lecture
Dr. Geitmann delivers the Award Lecture for her 2020 Mary E. Spencer Award at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists. The lecture is entitled 'On Growth and Form - From D'Arcy Thompson to Micromechanics of Plant Morphogenesis' and highlights the giants on whose shoulders modern plant morphogenesis research stands.
The Geitmann Lab celebrates its 20th anniversary!
Dr. Geitmann started her lab on June 3, 2001, at the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale of Université de Montréal. Following her appointment as Dean at McGill University in 2015, the Geitmann Lab moved to the Department of Plant Science at McGill's Macdonald Campus in 2016. Check the photo album of lab alumni.
Amir Bidhendi wins 3rd place at image contest
A beautiful confocal micrograph showing the microtubule cytoskeleton in leaf epidermal cells submitted by Amir J. Bidhendi to the image competiton of the Microscopical Society of Canada is recognized with the 3rd prize. Congratulations Amir!
Review on the role of the cytoskeleton in cell wall assembly
Mechanical model of hair growth
Just to change things up, we looked at a mammalian system for once. The human hair follicle is a miniature organ with complex tissue architecture. Shafayet modeled the mechanical aspects of the hair growth process performed by this organ. The paper is available here and the author version is posted here.