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Microscopy preprints - applications in cell biology and more

Posted by , on 22 October 2021

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, neuroscience, and development. These two preprints were selected by Pablo J. Sáez who also participated in our Hot Reads post this month: An anti-inflammatory activation sequence governs macrophage

OpenFlexure: an open-source 3D printed microscope

Posted by , on 19 October 2021

The OpenFlexure Microscope is an open-source microscope 3D printed in plastic, with versions suitable for hobbyists, researchers, and lab technicians. Currently used around the world as an accessible, customisable alternative to expensive and fixed commercial microscopes, the OpenFlexure Microscope began life as an academic prototype for holding a lens and sample in place. Here we

News digest

Posted by , on 15 October 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 reporters’ Andrey Andreev, Martin Jones, Manish Kumar and Parash Prasad who helped us create this list. Twitter Microscopes and imaging tools: New work from Prevedel lab on 3-photon microscopy https://twitter.com/Prevedel_Lab/…

Development presents... an Imaging Special

Posted by , on 12 October 2021

Development presents… is a webinar series hosted by Development. The webinars are chaired each month by a different Development Editor, who invites talks from authors of exciting new papers and preprints. First authors are particularly encouraged to present their work – we hope the series will become a forum for supporting early-career researchers. As well

Microscopy preprints - New tools and techniques

Posted by , on 8 October 2021

Here is a curated selection of preprints published recently. In this post, we focus specifically on new imaging tools only. Preprint selected by Pablo J. Sáez who also participated in our Hot Reads post this month: A turquoise fluorescence lifetime-based biosensor for quantitative imaging of intracellular calcium. Franka H. van der Linden, Eike K. Mahlandt,

Meet the speakers: Hard X-ray Imaging of Biological Soft Tissues symposium (part 2)

Posted by , on 6 October 2021

The Francis Crick Institute is hosting the 2nd edition of ‘Hard X-ray Imaging of Biological Soft Tissues symposium’ on Thursday 14 October 2021, 12:00-18:35 BST. Here is the second post introducing some of the speakers participating in this symposium. You can read about the rest of speakers in our previous post. We hope you find

Hot reads

Posted by , on 5 October 2021

Our monthly post is back. We have asked different researchers to propose their favourite recently published papers (related to microscopy, of course). These are the suggestions for this month. We hope you find some interesting publications that were not included in your reading list. Margarida Barroso Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Albany Medical College,

News digest

Posted by , on 1 October 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: CompassLSM https://twitter.com/MesoSpim/… Methods Primer on force spectroscopy of single cells https://twitter.com/AnkitaChem/… Bioimage analysis: Review on Deep

Meet the speakers: Hard X-ray Imaging of Biological Soft Tissues symposium

Posted by , on 29 September 2021

The Francis Crick Institute is hosting the 2nd edition of ‘Hard X-ray Imaging of Biological Soft Tissues symposium’ on Thursday 14 October 2021, 12:00-18:35 BST. In a series of posts on FocalPlane, we will introduce the speakers participating in this symposium. We hope you find some or all of these talks interesting and you join

Asymmetric cell divisions in 3 dimension stem cell colonies

Posted by , on 27 September 2021

When looking at the development of a multicellular organism, for example a human, the first striking feature is the progressive increase in cell numbers due to successive divisions, from one single tiny cell 80 mm in diameter to a 3.5 kg ball of organised cells forming a new-born baby. The way cells divide, in particular