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Enter the Scottish Microscopy Society’s Christmas Image Competition

Posted by , on 30 November 2022

The Scottish Microscopy Society’s (SMS) Image Competition is back, this year with a Christmas twist. There are four categories, each with a £50 prize to be won. FocalPlane are delighted to be sponsoring the Christmas Cracker category, where you can submit images or videos with a seasonal flavour.

An interview with Alenka Lovy

Posted by , on 27 November 2022

MiniBio: Dr. Alenka Lovy is anAssistant Professor at the Center for Integrative Biology (CIB) and in charge of LiSIUM, LightSheet Imaging at Universidad Mayor. where together with a team of researchers, she is introducing this novel platform to the Latin American region. Alenka is originally from the Czech Republic. She did her early studies in

News digest

Posted by , on 25 November 2022

Here is a selection of interesting news, publications and discussions related to microscopy that happened in the last two weeks on Twitter and beyond.

Young Microscopists and Image Analysts in GerBI

Posted by , on 25 November 2022

To make microscopy techniques and image analysis more accessible to young researchers in Germany, the German BioImaging Society (https://gerbi-gmb.de/) is setting up a new team for Young Microscopists and Image Analysts (YMIA). If you’re interested: Check out the full invitation below and feel free to share this in institutions across Germany. Spread the word and

An interview with Luis Felipe Barros

Posted by , on 22 November 2022

MiniBio: Dr. Felipe Barros is currently a group leader at the Center for Scientific Studies CECs and Professor at Universidad San Sebastián, in Valdivia, Chile, where him and his group study the flux of energy within cells in the context of metabolism, using and developing novel methods of fluorescence microscopy. Felipe obtained his MD and

An interview with María Isabel Yuseff

Posted by , on 15 November 2022

MiniBio: MiniBio: Dr. Maria Isabel Yuseff is a group leader at the Pontificia Universidad de Chile since 2014 and is currently a member of the EMBO Global Investigator Network. Her lab combines cell biology and immunology to understand how B lymphocytes are activated. Maria Isabel studied her BSc in Biochemistry at the University of Concepcion.

News digest

Posted by , on 11 November 2022

Here is a selection of interesting news, publications and discussions related to microscopy that happened in the last two weeks on Twitter and beyond.

An interview with Ramón Ramírez

Posted by , on 8 November 2022

MiniBio: Dr. Ramon Ramirez is the Coordinator of the Microscopy Centre at Universidad Mayor in Santiago de Chile, and a leading member at LiSIUM (the light sheet imaging centre). He did his early career in Chile, at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso where he studied a BSc in Biology. He later went to Madrid to

Microscopy preprints – applications in cell biology

Posted by , on 4 November 2022

Here is a curated selection of preprints published recently. In this post, we focus specifically on preprints using microscopy tools in cell biology.

An interview with Fernando Stefani

Posted by , on 1 November 2022

MiniBio: Born and raised in Buenos Aires, after graduating with honours in Materials Engineering (2001), Fernando Stefani obtained a summa cum laude Ph.D. in Chemistry (2004, Mainz, Germany), for which he obtained the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck-Society. After a postdoctoral stay at the Institute of Photonics Sciences in Barcelona, and a period as