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British Society for Cell Biology competitions

Posted by , on 16 June 2021

Hello cell biologists, The BSCB has two looming deadlines for 1) our image competition, and 2) our science writing competition. Deadline for applications is June 30th 2021. Cash prizes awarded to winning entries. For competition details visit Entries can be sent to

Turn Your Inverted Microscope into a Multimodal Nanoscope

Sponsored by Olympus, on 14 June 2021

Among recent nanoscopy techniques that break the diffraction limit, single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) contributes to major discoveries in medicine and biology. It is now possible to see how subcellular molecular machineries form and behave inside single cells and to quantify single biological molecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids, at ultralow concentrations inside the

News digest

Posted by , on 11 June 2021

Here is a selection of interesting news, publications and discussions related to microscopy that happened in the past two weeks. Thank you to our ‘FocalPlane reporters’: Martin Jones, Manish Kumar, Andrey Andreev and Parash Prasad who helped us create this list. Twitter Microscopes and imaging tools: REALM, adaptive optics for single-molecule localisation Excitation optics

Hot reads

Posted by , on 8 June 2021

Today we start a new monthly post. We have asked three researchers to propose their three favourite recently published papers (related to microscopy, of course). You might be up to date with the recent literature in your field of research, but what about other disciplines? We hope this list, provided this month by Claudia Almeida,

FocalPlane features... Pavel Tomancak

Posted by , on 7 June 2021

In case you missed ‘FocalPlane features…’ this month, here is the recording of the webinar given by Pavel Tomancak on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Recent events by FocalPlane

Core Facility Leadership and Management Course by GerBI-GMB and hfp consulting

Interactive and highly specialised workshop, designed specifically for core facility managers in the life sciences to improve their leadership and management skills. The 2021 course will be held as eight half-day sessions in the online format.

Location: online

Date: 29 September 2021 — 15 October 2021

FocalPlane features... Michael Dustin

Monthly webinars covering all aspects of microscopy, from technology development to cell biology applications to image analysis. On the first Tuesday of every month, an invited speaker will talk about their research involving microscopy.

Location: online

Date: 3 August 2021

Microscopy data analysis: Machine learning and the BioImage Archive

Virtual microscopy course organised by EMBL-EBI specially designed for scientists interested in developing programmatic skills for the analysis of bioimage data. Application opened until 14 May 2021.

Location: online

Date: 12 July 2021 — 16 July 2021