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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.

Community Manager and Online Editor

Posted by , on 18 October 2022

Journal of Cell Science and its publisher The Company of Biologists are seeking to appoint a new Community Manager to run our microscopy community website, FocalPlane. Launched in 2020, FocalPlane is a curated and centralised platform for the microscopy community to share news and techniques, discuss issues relevant to the field and read about the

Imaging Cell Dynamics meeting

Posted by , on 17 October 2022

Join Journal of Cell Science at their 2023 meeting on Imaging Cell Dynamics taking place 14 -17 May 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. FocalPlane Scientific Advisory Board member Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz is one of the organisers and fellow board members Ricardo Henriques and Christopher Leterrier are amongst the invited speakers. The meeting represents a unique opportunity to bring together many different

60 years of Fluorescent Proteins

Posted by , on 4 October 2022

In talks about fluorescent proteins I usually include a timeline of events related to Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP). The timeline highlights some of the key moments in the history of fluorescent protein discovery and engineering. I am generally fond of timelines, since they provide a way to pay tribute to the pioneers, and other researchers

Postdoc position in imaging-based biochemistry and single molecule biophysics

Posted by , on 2 September 2022

Wellcome-funded postdoc position in the Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology at University of Warwick. Join us to use imaging-based approaches to understand how molecular motors organise microtubules. We are looking for a biochemist/biophysicist interested in single molecule imaging using TIRF and single molecule force measurements using optical trapping, or a cell biologist with expertise in

Affimers – small probes for big imaging experiments

Posted by , on 9 August 2022

Antibodies have been used to label proteins of interest since the 1970s. However, their large size (around 15 nm long for IgG) makes the penetration of dense structures within the cell a challenge and places the fluorophore away from the target protein. This latter issue, known as a ‘linkage error’, particularly impacts accuracy and precision

Microscopya – A New Science Video Game Exploring the Beauty of the Molecular World

Posted by , on 8 July 2022

Beata Science Art is offering a fresh take on science communication by announcing the release of Microscopya on July 8, 2022

TrackMate-Oneat: Auto Track correction using deep learning networks

Posted by , on 4 July 2022

During the tracking of motile cells, solving the problem of linking objects between two consecutive timepoints becomes even more complicated, if the cells divide or undergo cell death. In the terms of trajectories, this means the addition of trajectory branches and terminations. However, dividing and dying cells are characteristic in their shape, and leveraging this

Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub - Scientific Project Manager - AI4LIFE

Posted by , on 4 July 2022

The Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub hosted by European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is looking for a highly motivated Scientific Project Manager to support the operation of the newly funded EU project, AI4LIFE, which aims at making pre-trained deep learning models and methods for microscopy imaging FAIR for life science researchers. If you have foundational scientific knowledge about

FocalPlane News Digest

Posted by , on 29 June 2022

Talks, training and workshops Don’t miss our FocalPlane features… webinar on quantitative phase imaging and its cell biological applications. If you haven’t already, book your place Have you submitted an abstract for the Abercrombie Meeting yet? Fear not – the submission deadline has been extended: The Microscopy and Microanalysis (M&M) Meeting is taking