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Microscopy background: Optical System Development, Image Analysis, Probe Development
Sponsored by Andor, on 4 November 2020Multiplexing in cell biology is the unveiling of several (Xn) RNAs in its 2D or 3D biological context. Multiplexing has become a hot topic in neurosciences, oncobiology, disease target diagnostics, development, behavioural studies, etc. Several techniques have been developed to allow multiplex imaging; examples of such are FISSEQ, instaSEQ, osmFISH, STARmap, MERFISH and seqFISH. The advantage of
Sponsored by Andor, on 27 October 2020Challenge Background Understanding the molecular basis of development, brain function, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and behaviour is an enormous task. Up until recently, RNAs could be sequenced in bulk, or at the single-cell level, but unfortunately, the tissue environment information was lost. With smFISH  (single molecule FISH), the spatial information is retained, but this is
Posted by FocalPlane, on 19 October 2020Here on FocalPlane, Open Access Week is especially close to our hearts as it coincides with the birthday of the father of microscopy, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (24 October). So every year for Open Access Week, we will be listing all the microscopy-related Open Access articles from The Company of Biologists journals on FocalPlane under the
Posted by FocalPlane, on 5 October 2020After 3 weeks of submissions we are happy to announce that the submissions gallery is now up and running for 1 week (until 12 October, 5pm UK time)! We have 83 fantastic entries from 45 different people who have used a range of different microscopy techniques to acquire their beautiful images. To see our competition
This free course from Andor will introduce concepts in detectors, fluorescence microscopy, sample preparation and confocal microscopy. We will then introduce advanced microscopy applications. Finally, we will present an introduction to post-processing and image analysis tools.
Date: 20 January 2021
MiFoBio is a multidisciplinary school focusing on biological and technological advances for life imaging and quantification. Microscopy and combined imaging techniques, image analysis and results modeling constitute a continuum of knowledge and know-how that are the core of this school.
Date: 30 October 2020 — 5 November 2020
Join us to learn about hot topics in light sheet microscopy, attend online workshops on image processing and visualization, and to learn about sample preparation and different optical set-ups.
Date: 23 September 2020 — 25 September 2020