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FocalPlane playlist: Rita Strack

Posted by , on 7 February 2024

I was really excited to be invited to create a blog post with my very own “microscopy mix tape” on the FocalPlane blog. I am a huge fan of the work The Company of Biologists does, and I am a consummate consumer of all things FocalPlane as well. Just by way of quick introduction, I

FocalPlane features... Samrat Mukhopadhyay with PicoQuant

Posted by , on 31 January 2024

In case you missed ‘FocalPlane features…’, here is the recording of the webinar given by Samrat Mukhopadhyay on 'A deep dive into biomolecular condensates using single-molecule FRET', which we co-hosted with PicoQuant.

Telight webinar: Super-resolution techniques and focus on nuclear pore complex

Sponsored by telight, on 27 October 2023

If you are new to the super-resolution realm and you would like to learn a bit more about it, we have a 15 minutes webinar just for you. While there are several strategies using test patterns for super-resolution measurement, there is also a need for biologically relevant control samples that can serve as a benchmark.

20 years of the York confocal course

Posted by , on 11 September 2023

The confocal course at the University of York has been running for 20 years, and I caught up with newly elected RMS President Peter O’Toole at #mmc2023 to discover the history of the course and to find out why it is so successful. With many alumni from the course at the meeting, including at the

PoLBIAS23 - Event Reflections and Revelations

Posted by , on 8 September 2023

Reflections and Revelations: Highlights from #PoLBIAS23 - A Symposium on Bioimage Analysis. This blog showcases a summary, as well as a reflection on open questions and community efforts,.

Community collective: viewing z-stacks in 3D

Posted by , on 14 June 2023

Have you ever sat at your computer and wondered if you have the best representation of your imaging data? Would another software give you better (or different) results? Joy Franco (@engineering_joy) asked the science community on Twitter for their software recommendations for viewing confocal Z-stacks in 3D. Joy’s top request was being able to finely

Top 5 Tips For The Shift From Academia To Industry

Posted by , on 12 June 2023

Moving away from academia and into industry is often a major step, which is equally exciting and challenging. As someone who has successfully made the transition from a postdoc at UCL to the business director at Zeeks – Art for Geeks, I understand the hurdles, opportunities, and anxieties that come with this change in trajectory.

Bypassing 164 years of tradition with 'any immersion microscopy'

Posted by , on 24 April 2023

The optical microscope is a classic scientific instrument with a straightforward purpose: to observe objects in more detail than is possible with the naked eye. Many microscope variations exist, from the rudimentary examples of the 17th century, to modern computer controlled systems with sophisticated designs. Despite the variety, most optical microscopes reuse the same physical

Image checklists v1.0 from QUAREP-LiMi

Posted by , on 16 March 2023

QUAREP-LiMi (Quality Assessment and Reproducibility for Instruments and Images in Light Microscopy) is a community group of light microscopists, science communicators, business representatives, vendors and application specialists aiming to improve both quality assessment and quality control in microscopy. QUAREP-LiMi is organised into (currently) 13 working groups, focusing on areas such as illumination power, lateral and

FocalPlane features... Quantitative Phase Imaging

Posted by , on 6 July 2022

In case you missed ‘FocalPlane features…’ last month, here is the recording of the webinar given by Zuzana Nováková, Patrick McCall and Jan Balvan on Thursday 30 June 2022.