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Janelia+EMBL BioImaging Seminar Series: How We Started a Successful Seminar Series during the Pandemic

Posted by , on 25 January 2022

How we started a global BioImaging seminar series in the middle of a global pandemic...

News digest

Posted by , on 21 January 2022

Here is a selection of interesting news, publications and discussions related to microscopy that happened in the last two weeks. Thank you to our ‘FocalPlane reporter’ Martin Jones who helped us create this list. Twitter Microscopes and imaging tools: Cryo-Expansion microscopy (Cryo-ExM) published in Nature Methods https://twitter.com/MarineLaporte8/… New quantitative biosensors that work in live animals https://twitter.com/AndrewGYork/…

Microscopy preprints – applications in cell biology and more

Posted by , on 14 January 2022

Here is a curated selection of preprints published recently. In this post, we focus specifically on preprints using microscopy tools in different fields such as cell biology, plant biology, microbiology, and neuroscience. Nanoscale details of mitochondrial fission revealed by cryo-electron tomography. Shrawan Kumar Mageswaran, Danielle Ann Grotjahn, Xiangrui Zeng, Benjamin Asher Barad, Michaela A Medina,

FocalPlane features... returns next week

Posted by , on 12 January 2022

Join us for our first FocalPlane features… webinar of 2022 on Monday 17 January to learn more about Correlative Light Electron Microscopy (CLEM) with Yannick Schwab, Ori Avinoam, and Alexandra Pacureanu. The talks will be hosted in Remo, our browser-based conferencing platform. Following the Q&A session we will host a more informal session especially designed

News digest

Posted by , on 7 January 2022

Here is a selection of interesting news, publications and discussions related to microscopy that happened in the last two weeks. Thank you to our ‘FocalPlane reporters’ Martin Jones and Andrey Andreev who helped us create this list. Twitter Microscopes and imaging tools: Temperature-sensitive optogenetic tools https://twitter.com/BugajLab/… Foldscope now has a TIRF adaptor https://twitter.com/PrakashLab/… Confocal vs

Microscopy preprints - New tools and techniques

Posted by , on 31 December 2021

Here is a curated selection of preprints published recently. In this post, we focus specifically on new imaging tools only. Miniscope-LFOV: A large field of view, single cell resolution, miniature microscope for wired and wire-free imaging of neural dynamics in freely behaving animals. Changliang Guo, Garrett J. Blair, Megha Sehgal, Federico N. Sangiuliano Jimka, Arash

Meet the people behind Volume EM community (part 2)

Posted by , on 28 December 2021

In this second post, we continue talking with some of the scientists involved in the Volume EM initiative. If you missed the first part of these series of interview, you can find it here. Raffa Carzaniga and Errin Johnson, Training Working Group What are the aims of your WG? The main aim of the vEM

News digest

Posted by , on 24 December 2021

Here is a selection of interesting news, publications and discussions related to microscopy that happened in the last two weeks. Thank you to our ‘FocalPlane reporter’ Martin Jones who helped us create this list. Twitter Microscopes and imaging tools: Marijn Siemons continues sharing updates on his #aSnoutyTale https://twitter.com/MarijnSiemons/… A useful tip for those using expansion

Meet the people behind Volume EM community (part 1)

Posted by , on 21 December 2021

Volume Electron Microscopy or volume EM (vEM) is a relatively new term that brings together several recently developed imaging approaches that use scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM) to allow the interrogation of cell and tissue ultrastructure in 3D, at μm to mm volume scales and nm resolutions.​ In this blog series ‘volume

Microscopy preprints - Bioimage analysis tools

Posted by , on 17 December 2021

Here is a curated selection of preprints published recently. In this post, we focus specifically on new bioimage analysis tools only. Robust and unbiased estimation of the background distribution for automated quantitative imaging. Mauro Silberberg, Hernán E. Grecco Real-time Image Denoising of Mixed Poisson-Gaussian Noise in Fluorescence Microscopy Images using ImageJ. Varun Mannam, Yide Zhang,