An interview with Karina Palma

Posted by , on 3 January 2023

MiniBio: Dr. Karina Palma is a postdoctoral researcher at LEO and SCIAN-Lab led by Miguel Concha and Steffen Härtel, at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, where she works at the frontier of Biology, Physics and Computer Science, all linked by Live Microscopy. She graduated as Veterinarian from Universidad Mayor, and worked in her

An interview with Jorge Toledo

Posted by , on 27 December 2022

MiniBio: Dr. Jorge Toledo is the director of the Advanced Microscopy Unit at Universidad de Chile. He has been heavily involved in multiple policies of scientific communication and outreach, as well as the democratization of microscopy and image analysis. He has spearheaded several initiatives both locally (in Chile) and regionally (in Latin America). Jorge did

An interview with Nelson Barrera

Posted by , on 20 December 2022

MiniBio: Dr. Nelson Barrera is an Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where his group combines ‘omics’ technologies and microscopy to study various aspects of membrane protein biology, structural biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. He is also a committee member of the Advanced Microscopy Unit, as well as the Mass Spectroscopy Unit. Nelson studied

Microscopy preprints – applications in cell biology

Posted by , on 19 December 2022

Here is a curated selection of preprints published recently. In this post, we focus specifically on preprints using microscopy tools in cell biology.

Crick BioImage Analysis Symposium (CBIAS) 2022 - a review

Posted by , on 14 December 2022

Did you want to participate in the Crick BioImage Analysis Symposium (CBIAS) but missed it? Are you planning to join us next year for CBIAS2023 but unsure if it would be relevant for you? We’ve asked three of this year’s participants to tell us about their experience and collated their reports here! We’ll hear from

An interview with Nicolás Martínez Alarcón

Posted by , on 13 December 2022

MiniBio: Dr. Nicolás Martínez Alarcón is a postdoctoral fellow at Fundación Ciencia y Vida, where he studies various aspects of the biology of neurodegeneration. Within the lab of Dr. Maria Soledad Matus, he is also a junior group leader co-mentoring various students and forming his independent research line. Nicolás did his early studies at the

News digest

Posted by , on 9 December 2022

Here is a selection of interesting news, publications and discussions related to microscopy that happened in the last two weeks on Twitter and beyond.

Managing Scientific Python environments using Conda, Mamba and friends

Posted by , on 8 December 2022

TL:DR: This blog post gives short instructions and explanations to demystify how some scientific Python programmers, including myself, organize their coding environment for the sake of reproducibility of science. We will see what conda and mamba are, what they are good for, and how to use them properly. We will also take a short excursion

An interview with Andrés Hugo Rossi

Posted by , on 6 December 2022

MiniBio: Dr. Andrés Hugo Rossi is the Imaging, Microscopy and Cytometry Core Facility Manager at the Leloir Institute in Buenos Aires. During the COVID-19 pandemic he spearheaded the creation of the Laboratory of Serology and Vaccines at the same institute. Andrés began his career in 1997 as a chemical technician in the pharmaceutical industry. Later,

Microscopy preprints – new tool and techniques in imaging and bioimage analysis

Posted by , on 5 December 2022

Here is a curated selection of preprints published recently. This post is a bumper edition, featuring preprints on bioimage analysis and new tools and techniques in imaging.