Nov. 28, 2013
Bioaxial, developers of super-resolution fluorescence microscopy for the extended imaging of live cells, announces the completion of a € 1.9 million equity investment by three new large investors; Amorcage Technologique Investissement, Inserm Transfert Initiative and Viveris Management plus a range of individual investors.
moreNov. 12, 2013
Visual perception is often regarded as the most impressive of our senses. And many attempts have been made to preserve optical impressions - or enhance them to augment the fun. Optical imaging devices have one annoying disadvantage, though: the range of sharp imaging is limited. This limited range is called "depth of field". Although our eyes feature the same limitation, our brain has clever means to filter only the sharp parts of the whole image into our consciousness. We realize that fraud at the latest when we look at a photograph and wonder why there are unsharp regions.
moreOct. 31, 2013
Which optical microscopy methods gain more and more attention at the moment? Which are the advantages and the main application? Statements from Jens Rietdorf, Director Carl Zeiss Microscopy Labs, during an interview with Imaging & Microscopy on Tour 2013.
moreOct. 30, 2013
The Microscopy Conference 2013 (MC 2013) took place in Regensburg, Germany from August 25-30, 2013. Specializing in the subjects of materials science, physics, interdisciplinary microscopy, instrumentation, methodology and life sciences, experts in microscopy presented their latest results in research. This specialist conference follows the traditions of the Tri-Country Congress for Microscopy, and was organized this year by a number of scientific societies from 11 European countries. The conference was supported by the European Microscopy Society (EMS).
moreOct. 29, 2013
After the successful FOM2013 conference held in Maastricht, the Netherlands this year, it is a pleasure to announce Focus On Microscopy 2014. It will take place in Sydney, Australia in the week before Easter from Sunday April 13 to Wednesday April 16, 2014.
moreOct. 17, 2013
Cell biologists and chemists from the University of Zurich reveal how viral DNA traffics in human cells. They have developed a new method to generate virus particles containing labeled viral DNA genomes. This allowed them to visualize, for the first time, single viral genomes in the cytoplasm and the nucleus by using fluorescence microscopy in regular or super-resolution mode. The new findings enhance our understanding of how viral disease occurs, and how cells respond to infections. The results were published in the journal Cell Host Microbe.
moreOct. 01, 2013
From September 4 to 6 more than 100 international researchers gathered at PicoQuant's annual workshop on "Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultrasensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences" in the German capital city of Berlin. The participants enjoyed 37 highly up-to-date talks, including nine lectures given by renowned invited speakers, and two poster sessions with a total of 36 posters. A reception and a dinner gave attendees additional opportunities to discuss latest results, projects and ideas.
moreSep. 26, 2013
Edmund Optics (EO), a provider of optical components to both industry and academia, announced the winners of its 2013 Higher Education Global Grant Program. This award is given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at non-profit colleges and universities worldwide. Over US-$ 85,000 in EO products will be awarded to the first-, second-, and third-place winners in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, in support of their research and education activities.
moreSep. 05, 2013
Frontiers in Neurophotonics Meeting 2013 is taking place soon in Bordeaux, France (Oct 1 - 4, 2013). The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Sept. 10, 2013.
moreSep. 03, 2013
Using super-resolution microscopy researchers have found another chink in bacteria's armour, mapping for the first time the structure of a protein that plays an important role helping infection gain a foothold in the body. Published in Nature a group of international scientists from Monash University, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Georgia Institutes of Technology and the Diamond Light Source have determined the structure, in two species of bacteria, of an essential membrane protein called BamA.