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And the winner is…

Posted by , on 7 June 2024

In an exciting turn of events, we are delighted to announce that the winner of the FocalPlane/elmi (European Light Microscopy Initiative) is the electron micrograph, ‘Glorious Lymphocyte’ from Rossana Melo! The image shows a leukocyte (lymphocyte) trapped among aggregates of red blood cells in a small lung vessel of a patient with asthma. The image

Microscopy preprints - applications in biology

Posted by , on 31 May 2024

Here is a curated selection of preprints published recently. In this post, we share preprints, released before 24 May, that use microscopy tools to answer questions in biology.

Featured image with Jen Silverman

Posted by , on 24 May 2024

Our featured image, acquired by Jen Silverman, shows a lateral view of a tuft cell taken from a frozen tissue section and imaged using structured illumination microscopy (SIM). F-actin, labelled using phalloidin, is shown in cyan and an actin bundling protein enriched in tuft cells is shown in orange. Reconstruction of the image was performed

FocalPlane features... open microscopy and accessible workflows

Posted by , on 21 May 2024

The third webinar in the latest series of FocalPlane features… was on open microscopy and accessible workflows. We hosted fantastic talks from Richard Bowman, Jan Huisken and Dumisile Lumkwana. Richard told us about the OpenFlexure project. As well as discussing the microscopes and their application, Richard highlighted the importance of community building to promote access

Global BioImaging - Exchange of Experience 2024

Posted by , on 13 May 2024

Join us at #GBI_EoE2024 for practical insights into managing image data effectively, even if you're new to data management. Discover strategies to incentivize and optimize data-sharing practices, addressing common challenges in imaging core facilities. Learn about image data acquisition, storage, and sharing, and explore innovative tools for imaging analysis and management.

FocalPlane features... open microscopy and accessible workflows

Posted by , on 2 May 2024

Our next FocalPlane features… webinar is on open microscopy and accessible workflows with talks from Richard Bowman, Jan Huisken and Dumisile Lumkwana. Richard will speak about OpenFlexure Microscopes, which are open-source optical microscopes that are built using 3D printed components and off the shelf components. The OpenFlexure project aims to promote broader access to microscopy.

JCS-FocalPlane Training Grants

Posted by , on 1 May 2024

We are excited to launch our new JCS-FocalPlane Training Grants. Early-career researchers in cell biology can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to support their attendance at microscopy courses, including bioimage analysis courses. These training grants can be used to cover the registration fees, accommodation and/or travel costs and are designed to support those

Featured image with Sujan Ghimire

Posted by , on 26 April 2024

Our featured image, acquired by Julien Rességuier, shows the branchial cavity lymphoid architecture of an adult zebrafish. It is a 2D projection of a 3D multi-field of view acquisition of a transversal cryosection (30 μm) that has been stained with fluorescent phalloidin (inverted LUT – grey/copper) and DAPI (blue) to reveal tissue structures and labelled

Multi-Tasking with Multi-Channel LED Illumination

Sponsored by CoolLED, on 17 April 2024

A widefield microscope can be utilised for far more than simple fluorescence experiments. By carefully choosing peripheral components including the light source, the system can open up an array of additional applications, from FRET to optogenetic stimulation and calcium imaging. LEDs are the go-to method for microscope illumination, offering many benefits in terms of performance,

SciCommConnect: science communication, community connections

Posted by , on 16 April 2024

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting an online workshop on science communication. The workshop will be split into sections on oral communication and written communication and includes a three-minute research talk competition and collaborative writing sprints.