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Recent posts

#celldyn2023: Andor ‘SRRF-Stream’

Posted by , on 7 June 2023

Our recent Journal of Cell Science ‘Imaging Cell Dynamics’ meeting took place at Pestana Palace Hotel in Lisbon. In this post, we share the talk from Bruno Combettes, Microscopy Specialist at Andor, on their real time SRRF (SRRF-Stream) technology.

Microscopy preprints – bioimage analysis tools

Posted by , on 6 June 2023

Here is a curated selection of preprints published recently. In this post, we focus specifically on preprints on bioimage analysis.

An interview with Brenda Delfin

Posted by , on 6 June 2023

MiniBio: Brenda Delfin is a researcher at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, in Lima, Peru. She is a Biologist by training, and has specialized in Neuroscience. She is currently head of the animal house and interim leader of the Neuroscience of development lab at UPCH. Joining her expertise in neuroscience and her passion for teaching, learning

Tracking in napari

Posted by , on 1 June 2023

In this blog post we are exploring cell tracking in napari. Two important processes in normal tissue development and disease are cell migration and proliferation. To gain a better understanding on these processes, tracking in time-lapse datasets is needed. By measuring track properties, like velocity and the total travelled distance, spatio-temporal relationships can be studied.

#celldyn2023: the benefits of using VT-iSIM

Posted by , on 30 May 2023

Our recent Journal of Cell Science ‘Imaging Cell Dynamics’ meeting took place at Pestana Palace Hotel in Lisbon. The meeting featured excellent talks describing a range of different microscopy techniques and their application to a plethora of questions in cell biology. You can check out our preList from the meeting on preLights. The meeting also

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