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Microscopy preprints – new tools and techniques in imaging

Posted by , on 17 May 2024

Here is a curated selection of preprints posted recently on new tools and techniques in imaging. Let us know if we are missing any preprints that are on your reading list.

Global BioImaging - Exchange of Experience 2024

Posted by , on 13 May 2024

Join us at #GBI_EoE2024 for practical insights into managing image data effectively, even if you're new to data management. Discover strategies to incentivize and optimize data-sharing practices, addressing common challenges in imaging core facilities. Learn about image data acquisition, storage, and sharing, and explore innovative tools for imaging analysis and management.

FocalPlane features... microscopy education

Posted by , on 10 May 2024

The second webinar of our new series of FocalPlane features… focussed on microscopy education. We hosted fantastic talks from Jennifer Waters, CITE, Harvard Medical School and Robert Haase from ScaDS.AI, Leipzig University. Jennifer introduced Microtutor, a new interactive virtual light microscopy course that will be released soon. The course is free and can be completed

Microscopy preprints – bioimage analysis

Posted by , on 3 May 2024

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

FocalPlane features... open microscopy and accessible workflows

Posted by , on 2 May 2024

Our next FocalPlane features… webinar is on open microscopy and accessible workflows with talks from Richard Bowman, Jan Huisken and Dumisile Lumkwana. Richard will speak about OpenFlexure Microscopes, which are open-source optical microscopes that are built using 3D printed components and off the shelf components. The OpenFlexure project aims to promote broader access to microscopy.

JCS-FocalPlane Training Grants

Posted by , on 1 May 2024

We are excited to launch our new JCS-FocalPlane Training Grants. Early-career researchers in cell biology can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to support their attendance at microscopy courses, including bioimage analysis courses. These training grants can be used to cover the registration fees, accommodation and/or travel costs and are designed to support those

Featured image with Sujan Ghimire

Posted by , on 26 April 2024

Our featured image, acquired by Julien Rességuier, shows the branchial cavity lymphoid architecture of an adult zebrafish. It is a 2D projection of a 3D multi-field of view acquisition of a transversal cryosection (30 μm) that has been stained with fluorescent phalloidin (inverted LUT – grey/copper) and DAPI (blue) to reveal tissue structures and labelled

Microscopy preprints – applications in biology

Posted by , on 19 April 2024

In this post, we share preprints that use microscopy tools to answer questions in biology.

Multi-Tasking with Multi-Channel LED Illumination

Sponsored by CoolLED, on 17 April 2024

A widefield microscope can be utilised for far more than simple fluorescence experiments. By carefully choosing peripheral components including the light source, the system can open up an array of additional applications, from FRET to optogenetic stimulation and calcium imaging. LEDs are the go-to method for microscope illumination, offering many benefits in terms of performance,

SciCommConnect: science communication, community connections

Posted by , on 16 April 2024

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting an online workshop on science communication. The workshop will be split into sections on oral communication and written communication and includes a three-minute research talk competition and collaborative writing sprints.