News

Mon, Jan 15 2018

Symposium: CO2 Highs and Lows

Loligo® Systems is a proud sponsor of the upcoming symposium Lessons from two high CO2 worlds - future oceans and intensive aquaculture taking place in São Miguel, Azores, 10 – 12 April 2018.

This symposium will bring together climate change and aquaculture scientists to stimulate discussion on the direction of future research priorities and mitigation strategies to alleviate negative impacts of high CO2 on future aquatic ecosystems and the sustainable production of fish, invertebrates and algae in aquaculture.

Read more about the symposium or book your place with an early bird booking on or before 3rd of February 2018.

Wed, Dec 20 2017

Microplate Respirometry Software Tool

We present a new software called MicroResp™ for users of our microplate respirometry systems.

MicroResp™ is user-friendly software for Windows that will automate microplate respirometry, calculate and analyze respiration data, and get the most out of your oxygen microplate reader.

It replaces old and current programs entirely as this one piece of software handles device communication, calibration, data acquisition, analysis, and statistics.

Hence, this software will save you a lot of time for experiments and post-analysis, and provide more accurate oxygen and MO2 data with a higher time resolution. 

Features

  • Individual sensor spot calibration (2-points)
  • Faster sampling rate (<5 sec)
  • Randomize wells (control/treatment)
  • Graph/Analyze data based on treatments
  • Calculate respiration rates in real-time
  • Compensate for background respiration
  • Normalize oxygen values
  • Operate multiple readers from a single PC
  • Save data, graphs and statistics to Excel file

Feel free to ask us any questions about MicroResp™ or contact us about a quote.

 

Fri, Dec 15 2017

SICB 2018

Loligo® Systems welcomes everyone to join us at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB). The event will take place at San Francisco Marriott Marquis on January 3rd to January 7th. We will man booth #202. Feel free to join us for a talk, product showcasing or just to say hello.

SICB 2018 is an educational and research forum for investigations of biology on a broad comparative scale. The meeting will include many symposia and special programs in addition to hundreds of contributed papers in divisional and topical sessions.

Read more about SICB 2018.

Thu, Nov 09 2017

Loligo® Prize Winners

Dr. Björn Illing (JCU) and Murray Duncan (Rhodes University) both won early-career researcher prize money from Loligo® during the 10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference in Tahiti; each brought home $500 as a result of their strong research within the fields of fish physiology.

Both early-career researchers presented their hard work during the Conservation Physiology of the Indo-Pacific Fishes: Facing problems and finding solutions session. One of the winners, Dr. Björn Illing, talked about ”How physiology can support the management and conservation of coral reef fishes” while the other winner, Murray Duncan, presented his findings on how “Marine protected areas provide species with physiological resilience to the impacts of climate change”. The winners can be seen smiling on the picture of this article.

We wish Dr. Björn Illing and Murray Duncan all the best for their future research careers.

By courtesy of Dr. Jodie Rummer.

Thu, Oct 26 2017

Affordable New Swim Tunnel Controller

We have launched a new Bluetooth device, DAQ-BT, for wireless control of Loligo® swim tunnels for a much lower price than before!

The DAQ-BT allows for automated velocity data acquisition and control, and is fully compatible with our AutoSwim software for automated swim tunnel control, AutoResp™ software for intermittent respirometry and the Bluetooth power strip.

The wireless Bluetooth communication enables you to have your swim tunnel setup at a safe distance to your PC. No more tripping over wires, zero water splish-splashes on your PC and no need to use a grounded stationary desktop PC; the DAQ-BT can run straight from your laptop.

Most importantly, the Bluetooth technology allows you to connect multiple DAQ-BT to one Windows computer and thus operate multiple swim tunnels from a single laptop PC.

We hope that the new DAQ-BT controller will become a useful assistant in your swim tunnel work. Feel free to let us know how you use your DAQ-BT.

Thu, Oct 19 2017

New software for swim tunnels

We are happy to announce our latest software solution: AutoSwim!

AutoSwim allows for automated control of water velocity in up to seven Loligo® swim tunnels using only a single PC. Important features are:

  •          Adjust swimming velocity, e.g. in BL/sec
  •          Correct for solid blocking effect
  •          Full- or semiautomated calibration
  •          Create automated user-defined protocols

The AutoSwim software requires our wireless swim tunnel controller, DAQ-BT, and a Windows operating system to function. AutoSwim is made for swim tunnel applications not requiring oxygen consumption measurements, as our more expensive AutoResp™ software will then be the software to use.

We hope that this new software will come in handy. Feel free to ask us any questions regarding AutoSwim.

Wed, Oct 04 2017

Neurobiology Convenor vacancy

Please note that the deadline has been passed.

A vacancy for a Neurobiology Convenor has arisen on the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Animal Section. This role is aimed at developing the field of Neurobiology within SEB, running sessions at the annual main meeting and getting involved in organizing satellite meetings, symposia and other initiatives. This is an excellent opportunity to develop and show leadership within your field and requires excellent networking and organizational skills.

Please contact Section Chair Lynne Sneddon (lsneddon@liverpool.ac.uk) in the first instance to discuss the role further by the 16th October 2017.

NOTE: You must be a member of SEB to be able to apply for this vacancy.

This is an announcement on behalf of SEB Animal Section Chair, Dr. Lynne U. Sneddon.

Thu, Sept 28 2017

Free LoliTrack update

The latest version of our behavioral tracking software, LoliTrack (version 4.2.1), adds new features and improvements, including:

  • Inter individual distance (IID) for up to three individuals, e.g., for pair-wise tracking used in sexual behavior or aggression research, or for tracking distances between multiple body markers.
  • Resize and move user-defined zones or arenas using the arrow keys for effortless fine adjustments.
  • Dimensions of user-defined zones or arenas are now shown (in pixels).
  • Center position of zones or arenas is now shown (via View menu).

We encourage all LoliTrack users to download this new and free updated version, and hope that your research will benefit from these added features.

Sun, Sept 17 2017

ANIMAL PAIN - PhD course

PhD course 
Animal pain 5-9 March 2018 (5 ECTS) - Copenhagen - Denmark  

Objectives 
To give PhD-students an overview of the concept of animal pain from a biological perspective. The course is based on presentations and lectures by internationally recognised researchers and practitioners, participants presenting relevant parts of their projects, combined with group work and plenary discussions. The final part of the course constitutes a written project.

Target group 
PhD students and researchers within science, veterinary, agricultural and health sciences working with animals, including animal model studies, experimentation, in zoo and animal parks, and with scientific questions related to animal pain.

Key lectures:
Prof. Craig B. Johnson, Massey University, New Zealand: What is pain and who feels it – from fetus to the end of life?

Prof. Robert Elwood, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom: Comparative aspects of animal pain – how can we detect it?

Ass. Prof. Klas Abelson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: The use of animal models to develop pain-relieving drugs

Registration
The course is organized by Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen. For more information about registration at: http://projects.au.dk/animal-pain/ 

 

Photos by Liat Romme Thomsen (Aarhus University), Pierpaolo Di Giminiani (University of Newcastle) and
Janne Hansen (Aarhus University)