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Featured image with Alexis Lomakin

Posted by , on 22 March 2023

Our featured image, ‘Cellular highways’ shows a small group of rat liver epithelial cells IAR-2 and their internal organelles: the nucleus (cyan), cytoskeletal microtubules (magenta) and the Golgi apparatus (yellow). We caught up with Alexis Lomakin to find out more about the research behind the image.

Featured image with Elkhan Yusifov and Martina Schättin

Posted by , on 10 March 2023

Our featured image, ‘Two eyes looking at an eye’, shows the developing neurons in the eye of a 7-day-old chick embryo. We caught up with Elkhan Yusifov and Martina Schättin to find out more about the image, their research and what they are excited about in microscopy.

preLights’ 5th Birthday webinar: A career discussion with preLights alumni

Posted by , on 7 March 2023

Our sister community site preLights will host a career discussion webinar to celebrate its 5th birthday. It will feature talks given by preLights alumni who have taken a range of career paths.

AI4Life First Open Call

Posted by , on 20 February 2023

The European project AI4Life aims at narrowing the gap between life scientists performing biological imaging and developers of AI-based methods to analyze microscopy image data.  This is the first of a series of annual open calls, meant to provide life scientists who have unmet image analysis needs with adequate deep learning enhanced workflows for their

Announcing the FocalPlane correspondents

Posted by , on 6 February 2023

At the end of 2022 we invited budding science communicators from the microscopy community to apply to become FocalPlane correspondents. We were delighted to receive many fantastic applications and we are excited to announce that Mariana De Niz, Marta Forcella and Mai Rahmoon will be our FocalPlane correspondents for 2023. They will benefit from a

New Community Manager for FocalPlane

Posted by , on 25 January 2023

Hi all, My name is Helen Zenner and I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Community Manager of FocalPlane. Microscopy, along with membrane trafficking, has been a strong theme throughout my scientific career, starting during my PhD with Dan Cutler at the LMCB in London. During this time, I was introduced to the