A state-of-the-art Digital Imaging facility was set up for high definition, high-resolution colour images, which are essential for publications in international journals. This facility comprises of colour laser printers, digital scanners, automated slide maker, photographic quality colour dye sublimation printers, digital camera and other personal computers. This facility has been connected to the Lecture Hall to facilitate the scientists to give power point presentations.
The Digital imaging facility was set up for high definition, high-resolution colour images which are essential for publications in international journals. This facility has colour laser printers, dye sublimation printers, digital scanners, automated slide making system, digital camera and also a colour copier. Both IBM and Macintosh computers are connected to the colour printing devices for ease of use by different groups. Facility for storage of data on DVD's, and CD's is also available. A digital camera (Nikon Coolpix 5700) with a 5 Mega Pixel CCD sensor, added to the facility during the last year has been of value addition to the various research programmes and events.
All the devices in the facility are networked within the laboratory for enhancing the speed of operation and are also connected to the fiber optic network. Scientific equipment such as Automated DNA Sequencers, Laser Confocal Microscopes, Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorters, Mass Spectrometers & Imagers in Proteomics and the Microarray systems generate data in full colour which can be presented during scientific seminars, lectures and for publications in colour with high resolution. This facility is also connected to the Lecture Hall through fibre optic network to facilitate powerpoint presentations by Scientists. All in-house colour reproductions required for abstracts, posters and other organizational needs for symposia or seminars are prepared in the digital imaging facility. Cover pages for Annual Reports, and the CCMB Work diary are also designed in the Digital Imaging lab.
Approximately 100 posters were composed at the Digital Imaging facility for display at the various symposia including the Open Day event. Staff of the facility trained the scientific staff and students of the CCMB in Digital Imaging techniques. This facility has continued to be of immense value to the scientific staff and students for their publication and presentation needs.
The Photography group provides specialized and routine photographic services to over two hundred members of the scientific staff of the CCMB. High quality reproductions in the form of black and white prints, colour prints and slides, are supplied for the purpose of publication, display or projection. The equipment currently in use includes cameras such as a 35 mm Leica R5 and a 120 mm Hasselblad. A wide range of darkroom equipment is available, such as the Durst 1200 Enlarger (which takes large format 4" x 5"), automatic temperature-controlled colour paper processors, a Durst Printo system for the Cibrachrome process and a Bowens Illumitran 3S slide duplicator with contrast control. The Reprography of this unit serves the photocopying needs of the Centre.
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