Neuroscience 2010: Day 1 – Ready, Set, Go!

The San Diego Convention Center is bustling with activity this morning as the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting begins. After our daylong set up marathon yesterday, booth 1233 is ready for a productive week. (Watch the video to see our set-up team in action).

Today, at 3pm we present the first of our three poster abstracts—”Automated detection and tracking of freely moving C. elegans” (MMM6/105.27). We hope you’ll attend. And if you haven’t already, add our workshops and presentations to your itinerary, and email us at to set up an appointment for a private demonstration.

Here’s tomorrow’s workshop schedule (all times Pacific Standard Time)

Workshop Schedule for Sunday, November 14, 2010
3D Neuron Tracing presented by Daniel Peruzzi, Ph.D.

Automatic Neuron Reconstruction using AutoNeuron presented by Julie Simpson, Ph.D.

Densitometry-Analyzing your Autoradiography Film presented by Jose Maldonado, Ph.D.

Practical Strategies for Optimizing Optical Fractionator Sampling presented by Susan Hendricks, Ph.D.

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MBF Bioscience to Unveil New Technologies at Neuroscience 2010

Our offices are buzzing as we prepare for this year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego — one of our biggest events of the year. Flights are booked and abstracts submitted!

This year, in addition to unveiling version 10 of Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator, we are thrilled to be presenting neuroscientists some innovative technology. We’ll be demonstrating automatic 3D cell counting using rigorous stereological sampling; the latest improvements in automatic neuron tracing in AutoNeuron; and our new 3D virtual slide solutions that let you create 3D image montages at the highest optical resolution.

“The Neuroscience meeting is the highlight of the year for MBF,” said President Jack Glaser. “We are all very excited to personally meet with our customers from all over the world, many of whom have become good friends over the years.”

“And we love showing prospective customers our systems,” he added. “The Neuroscience meeting offers us the ability to show them in person how our products can help with their research.”

Be sure to spend some time at the MBF Bioscience booth (1233) to learn more about our exciting new products and get personalized demonstrations on all of our systems and software.

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Visit MBF Bioscience at ATS 2010

The American Thoracic Society International Conference starts Friday, we’re excited! We’ll be demonstrating the newest features of Stereo Investigator—Pulmonary Edition. at what promises to be a memorable meeting.

If you’ll be in New Orleans May 14 – 19, for ATS 2010, be sure to stop by Booth 618 where Science Application Specialist Masha Stern and International Sales Liaison Michelle Murray will demonstrate how scientists working in the pulmonary field can use Stereo Investigator in their research.

Stereo Investigator Pulmonary Edition contains the Connectivity Assay Probe, a new probe for easily counting alveoli. Live video is superimposed over captured images to help you quickly count bridges and islands in your tissue

For more information on ATS 2010, download the Exhibit Guide at It includes a complete list of exhibitors and events, as well as a guide to New Orleans and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. To find out where else we’ll be this year, check out our list of meetings and conferences.

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MBF Customer Shines in the Lab and on the Slopes

Congratulations to Dr. Isabelle Aubert of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The Toronto-based neuroscientist showed her skills on the slopes last week in Breckenridge, Colorado, where she placed first in the “Fastest Female Scientist Across All Age Categories” division of the Smitty Stevens Nastar Race.

The race was part of the 43rd Winter Conference on Brain Research, where Dr. Aubert gave a well-received presentation “Non-Invasive CNS Repair: The Double Diamond Run” with colleagues Victor Rafuse, Brian Kaspar, and Henriette van Praag.

{Image: Dr. Isabelle Aubert and husband Dr. Anurag Tandon}

Science Events: Neuroscience Research Forum 2010

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa is on a quest to find better therapies for the fight against brain cancer. He and his team of neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins University study stem cells in the brain’s subventricular zone to better understand how brain tumors are formed. Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa gives the keynote talk “Brain Cancer: Current Paradigms” at the Fifth Annual Neuroscience Research Forum. Hosted by the Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, the event takes place Friday, January 29 – Saturday, January 30.

Who: Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Director of the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory, John Hopkins University
What: Fifth Annual Neuroscience Research Forum, Keynote Talk “Brain Cancer: Current Paradigms.”
When: January 29 – 30
Where: Dudley H. Davis Student Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Get the full schedule at

{Image courtesy of DOME}

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Winter Conference on Brain Research

Scientists from around the world are gathering in Breckenridge, CO this week for the 43rd Annual Winter Conference on Brain Research. If you’re attending, spend some time at the MBF Bioscience booth and meet President Jack Glaser and Chief Scientific Applications Officer Geoff Greene. They’ll be demonstrating our latest products, including Version 9 of Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator. This year’s conference runs from January 23 – 29.

Thank You For a Successful 2009 SfN Meeting

SfN 2009

This year’s Society for Neuroscience Meeting was another great success. We were thrilled to visit with so many of our current and prospective customers, and to demonstrate the latest features of our software. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to try out Stereo Investigator and Neurolucida 9 and AutoNeuron 4, and to those who attended our practical workshops.  If you didn’t have the chance to see our research posters, download copies at the 2009 Neuroscience Meeting section of our website. Please visit to discover more about our products and services or to connect directly with a member of our team for answers to your questions. We look forward to seeing you at Neuroscience 2010 in San Diego!

Pictured above: MBF Bioscience President Jack Glaser, Dr. Daniel Peterson (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science), Dr. Victoria Arango (Columbia University), Dr. Mark Underwood (Columbia University)

{Photo by Ed Glaser}

Neuroscience 2009

We’re on our way to the 2009 Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Chicago that begins Sunday. When planning your meeting itinerary, be sure to include our free practical workshops at Exhibit 869. Led by our team of talented staff scientists, each 30-minute session will offer tips on how to get the most out of our software.

Get more information on what you can see at our exhibit as well as additional details about our research posters at

Pacific Northwest Society for Neuroscience Meeting

Pacific Northwest Society for Neuroscience Meeting

As part of the effort to showcase the emerging neuroscience community at Western Washington University, we will be sponsoring the Pacific Northwest Neuroscience Meeting on Saturday October 3rd, 2009. Historically, this meeting has attracted as many as 120 local neuroscientists from Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia (UBC), University of Victoria, and University of Washington. This year’s event is co-sponsored by WWU and the UBC Brain Research Center.

Get the schedule at, and see what other conferences MBF Biosciences is involved in this year, on our website.