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12th Multinational Congress on Microscopy
Feb. 26, 2015

12th Multinational Congress on Microscopy

The 12th Multinational Congress on Microscopy (MCM2015) will take place from 23-28 August, 2015 in Eger, Hungary. The aim of MCM conferences is to bring together leading experts and emerging young researchers applying many types of microscopic techniques in the field of life or material sciences as well as provide a forum for new directions.
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CUBIC: New Clearing Method for Imaging Transparent Mouse Tissue
Feb. 03, 2015

CUBIC: New Clearing Method for Imaging Transparent Mouse Tissue

In a Petri dish culture, cells and tissue are sufficiently transparent that they can be readily explored using any of a variety of microscopy techniques. Whole organs, however, are opaque under light microscopy, and it has proved challenging to find a way to clarify tissue to the extent needed to permit microscope observations of individual cells deep inside an animal. A research team led by Hiroki Ueda and Kazuki Tainaka from the Laboratory for Synthetic Biology at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center has now developed a remarkably effective tissue-clearing technique that promises to allow direct microscopy studies of deep tissue in organs and even whole animals. Results were published in Cell.
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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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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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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
Focus on Microscopy 2015
Nov. 19, 2014

Focus on Microscopy 2015

After the successful FOM2014 conference held in Sydney, Australia this year, it is a pleasure to announce FOM2015, the next Focus on Microscopy conference. It will take place in Göttingen, Germany in the week before Easter from Sunday March 29 to Wednesday April 1, 2015. Focus on Microscopy 2015 is the continuation of a yearly interdisciplinary conference series running now for well over two decades. It presents the latest innovations and new trends in multi-dimensional light microscopy, super-resolution and image processing together with their application in biology, medicine and material sciences.
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Third Harmonic Generation Microscopy
Nov. 11, 2014

Third Harmonic Generation Microscopy

Third Harmonic Generation (THG) microscopy is a non-fluorescent multi-photon technique that combines the advantages of label-free imaging with restriction of signal generation to the focal spot of the scanning laser. It allows three-dimensional imaging of refraction index mismatches and of hemoglobin. We applied it to image mouse tissues and to characterize blood vessels and blood flow velocity. In small arteries, THG line scanning reveals the pulse velocity curve and hence the heart rate.
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Light Sheet Illumination on a Chip
Oct. 27, 2014

Light Sheet Illumination on a Chip

Cell-derived membrane vesicles (MVs) that are released in body fluids, like blood or saliva, are potential biomarkers for diseases, such as cancer. Techniques capable of measuring MV properties, like size and concentration, directly in biofluids are thus needed. We developed a microfluidic chip with integrated light sheet illumination, and used it to perform fluorescence Single Particle Tracking (fSPT) size and concentration measurements of MVs in human tumor interstitial fluid.
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Nobel Prize 2014: Surpassing the Limitations of the Light Microscope
Oct. 08, 2014

Nobel Prize 2014: Surpassing the Limitations of the Light Microscope

For a long time optical microscopy was held back by a presumed limitation: that it would never obtain a better resolution than half the wavelength of light. Helped by fluorescent molecules the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2014 ingeniously circumvented this limitation. Their ground-breaking work has brought optical microscopy into the nanodimension. more
Correlative Tabletop Fluorescence and Electron Microscope
Sep. 16, 2014

Correlative Tabletop Fluorescence and Electron Microscope

Delmic and Phenom World announce DelPhi, the world's first integrated tabletop fluorescence and electron microscope. Delmic produces high performance, user friendly, integrated solutions while Phenom World is a leading producer of electron microscopes. The DelPhi is a complete solution that makes it possible to do fast correlative microscopy with high overlay precision. The system is easy to use for both optical and electron microscopists and makes correlation intuitive and fully automated. more
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