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Super-Resolution Microscopy: Developing New DNA-based Fluorescence Probes
Jan. 17, 2015

Super-Resolution Microscopy: Developing New DNA-based Fluorescence Probes

A new Emmy Noether Junior Research Group based in LMU's Faculty of Physics has just begun its quest for new methodologies in super-resolution microscopy specifically tailored for biomedical applications.
The goal of the newly established Emmy Noether Research Group in the Faculty of Physics at LMU is to enhance the technical capabilities of fluorescence microscopy specifically in the context of its biomedical application. The research team is headed by Dr. Ralf Jungmann, who holds a dual appointment as a Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried. Jungmann and his team hope to develop new DNA-based fluorescence probes that enable them to simultaneously visualize diverse cell components at the single-molecule level.
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ELMI Meeting 2015
Jan. 16, 2015

ELMI Meeting 2015

The annual Meeting of the European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI) is an internationally recognized meeting on Light Microscopy and a unique blend of lectures and hands-on workshops on the newest microscopy research and techniques aimed at a life sciences audience. In 2015 it will take place near Barcelona, Spain, from the 19th to the 22nd of May in the small coastal village of Sitges. The location of the meeting will be a spacious resort with a fully developed conference infrastructure, the Melia Sitges Hotel.
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IYL 2015: International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies
Jan. 16, 2015

IYL 2015: International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies

The International Year of Light is a global initiative which will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. It is an unique opportunity to inspire, educate, and connect on a global scale. On 20 December 2013, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).
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FOM2015: Abstract Submission Deadline Coming Soon
Jan. 13, 2015

FOM2015: Abstract Submission Deadline Coming Soon

January 20, 2015, the deadline for abstract submission for the FOM2015 Goettingen conference is nearing. Please submit your abstract by this date.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations can be submitted through the conference website, where also the conference registration has opened and hotel information is available.
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Jan. 12, 2015

RISE Microscopy: Winner of The Analytical Scientist Innovation Awards 2014

The Analytical Scientist Innovation Awards (TASIAs) recognize top innovations in the field of analytical chemistry. A jury of three independent experts and The Analytical Scientist editorial team chose the Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron (RISE) Microscope from the German microscope manufacturer WITec as the second 2014 TASIA winner.
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MMC2015 and EMAG - Call for Papers
Jan. 02, 2015

MMC2015 and EMAG - Call for Papers

mmc2015 will be one of Europe's largest conference and exhibition dedicated to microscopy and imaging and will take place from June 29 - July 2, 2015 in Manchester, UK. For the first time the mmc series will incorporate EMAG, providing an unprecedented opportunity to present your work to an audience that will include the biggest and brightest names in both the life and physical sciences, and in light and electron microscopy. more
Dec. 27, 2014

Microscopy Market - Global Forecast to 2019

The report segments the global microscopy market by product, application, end user, and geography. The optical microscopy segment accounted for the largest share of the global microscopy market, by product. However, the electron microscopes segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the forecast period. Super-resolution microscopes are the key playing field in the microscopy product market, owing to ongoing technological advancements in this segment.
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European XFEL: Ultrashort Snapshots Pave the Way towards Molecular Movies
Dec. 25, 2014

European XFEL: Ultrashort Snapshots Pave the Way towards Molecular Movies

Scientists from European XFEL successfully tested the first ultrafast X-ray detector to be used for experiments at the new research facility, which is currently under construction in the Hamburg area, Germany. The new Large Pixel Detector (LPD) is intended to be used from 2017 on a scientific instrument of the X-ray facility to observe ultrafast reactions including the formation and breaking of molecular bonds. The successful test is important progress toward recording molecular movies, which will enable scientists to better understand the elementary steps of chemical processes and to contribute to the development of more efficient industrial production methods. For a molecular movie, several thousands of snapshots will be taken within fractions of seconds and later assembled.
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