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LSFM series – Surfing on the data freak wave! Part II: Before imaging: Know your sample (geometry)

Posted by , on 10 October 2020

This post, part of the blog series "LSFM series – Surfing on the data freak wave!", discusses (a) Sample preparation, (b) Light interaction with matter, (c) sample alignment and (d) checking fluorescence and calibration

LSFM series – Surfing on the data freak wave! PART I: Knowing your turf, knowing your surf!

Posted by , on 5 September 2020

Here we present a series of five blog posts with tips and tricks about light sheet microscopy. 1. The basics of LSFM (Sept 2020) 2. Improving sample mounting (Oct 2020) 3. Calibration and Acquisition (Nov 2020) 4. Tailoring the data (Dec 2020) 5. What is next? AI and smarter than us LSFM (Jan 2021)

Primers on Microscopy for Biologists - Resolution

Posted by , on 15 July 2020

Formal definitions of resolution refer to imaginary objects such as infinitely small sources of light. I will avoid those and instead try to provide a pragmatic explanation. Practically, the spatial resolution is the size of the smallest structure that can be distinguished in the light coming from a specimen. All sensors and components of the

How CLIJ2 can make your bio-image analysis workflows incredibly fast

Posted by , on 14 July 2020

Do you also spend a substantial amount of your time waiting for automated image analysis to finish? I did, again and again for more than a decade. And, then,  the morning after running a script overnight, you realize that a parameter was wrongly set. It was about time to change that. History Processing on graphics

Fixation artifacts and how to minimize them

Posted by , on 7 July 2020

Sample preparation is the first step for having high-quality images that will impress everyone, but it is often overlooked. Many times I have tried to help others improve their microscope images, only to find out that improvement was not possible due to the quality of the sample. No matter how expensive your microscope is, you

The cell biologist's guide to super-resolution microscopy

Posted by , on 1 July 2020

Super-resolution microscopy has allowed to resolve cellular structures down to the nanoscale. While extremely beneficial for most cell biologists, the advent of this technology has made it somewhat difficult for cell biologists and microscopists alike to select the techniques best suited for their experiments. Guillaume Jacquemet, Alexandre Carisey, Hellyh Hamidi and two members of our