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Displaying posts in the category: Interviews

Hosting a Focal Plane Journal Club: testimonials from our speakers

Posted by , on 17 March 2021

On 13 May 2020 we hosted our first Journal Club meeting. The aim of these meetings was to select microscopy-related papers and discuss them in a relaxed atmosphere. Everyone was welcome to participate, and we gave special attention to early-career scientists (from undergraduate students to postdocs) who might not have the opportunity to participate in

Going virtual: the successful experience of the I2K2020 conference

Posted by , on 1 March 2021

The ‘ImageJ User and Developer Conference’ was conceived as a conference about ImageJ-based bioimage analysis software, covering the core software as well as its plugins and applications. These conferences were held approximately every two years from 2006 through 2015. In 2018, the conference changed its name to ‘From Images to Knowledge with ImageJ & Friends

Technology highlights - Quantitative Phase Imaging (QPI)

Posted by , on 20 January 2021

Interview with Helena Chmelová, Ph.D. from the Light Microscopy Core facility at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself – where you work, what your research focus is? I work at the Light Microscopy Core Facility at the Institute of

Technology highlights - Traction Force Microscopy (TFM)

Posted by , on 9 December 2020

Interview with Aki Stubb, Ph.D. Please tell us a bit about yourself and the facility where you work. My name is Aki Stubb and I am a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK. I did my PhD in the group of Johanna Ivaska at the Turku Bioscience Centre, University of Turku and Åbo

Technology highlights - Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)

Posted by , on 25 November 2020

Interview with Prof. Dolf Weijers and Prof. Joris Sprakel from Wageningen University, The Netherlands Tell us a little bit about who you are and about the people involved in the work we are talking about today. This work is a collaboration between the groups of Prof. Dolf Weijers and Prof. Joris Sprakel at Wageningen University,

Technology highlights - Photo-acoustic Imaging (PAI)

Posted by , on 11 November 2020

Interview with Enzo Terreno, Ph.D. from the University of Torino, Italy. Please tell us a bit about yourself and the facility where you work. My name is Enzo Terreno, and I have the pleasure to be the Coordinator of the Multi-Modal Molecular Imaging (MMMI) Italian Node belonging to Euro-BioImaging. This is a multi-sited Node comprising

Technology highlights - Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy (CARS)

Posted by , on 28 October 2020

Interview with Antti Isomäki, PhD from the Biomedicum Imaging Unit of the University of Helsinki, Finland and Dalibor Pánek, PhD from the BIOCEV in Prague, Czech Republic. Tell us a bit about who you are and where your facility is based. AI: My name is Antti Isomäki and I am an optical physicist by training.

Technology highlights - Spinning Disk Microscopy

Posted by , on 14 October 2020

Interview with Stoyno Stoynov, Ph.D. from the Center of Advanced Microscopy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria. Tell us a bit about the facility you run and what your focus is. The Bulgarian Node of Euro-Bioimaging ERIC is based in the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia. Our node is part

Technology highlights – Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM)

Posted by , on 30 September 2020

Interview with Ivan Novotný, Ph.D., from the Light Microscopy Core facility at the Institute of Molecular Genetics, in Prague, Czech Republic. Please tell us a bit about yourself and the facility where you work. I am employed as an imaging specialist at the Light Microscopy Core facility at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the

‘Under the scope’: an interview with Ann Wheeler

Posted by , on 8 September 2020

Ann Wheeler received her PhD from University College London as part of a molecular cell biology 4-year rotation programme where she got to use confocal imaging quite extensively. She then moved to Columbia University to do some total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy. She was actually one of the first people to use TIRF as