FocalPlane features... Michael Dustin

Posted by , on 10 August 2021

In case you missed ‘FocalPlane features…’ this month, here is the recording of the webinar given by Michael Dustin on Tuesday 3 August 2021. Follicular Helper T cells, Cytotoxic T cells (CTL) and Natural Killer (NK) cells are effectors of the immune system that play important roles in defense against viral infection and cancer.   In

‘Open access to imaging technologies’ - an interview with Euro-BioImaging

Posted by , on 6 August 2021

If you read the blog series ‘Technology Highlights by Euro-BioImaging’, you probably already know Johanna Bischof. She is the Scientific Project Manager at Euro-BioImaging and the person behind the blog series. Her interesting interviews have allowed us to learn more about the Euro-BioImaging nodes and different microscopy techniques such as Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy and

FocalPlane 1-year Anniversary image competition voting is open!

Posted by , on 4 August 2021

After 1 month of image submissions we are happy to announce that the image competition gallery is complete and voting is open (until 11 August, 5pm UK time). We have 64 fantastic images from 30 different people, covering a range of different microscopy techniques such as widefield, confocal, spinning disk, super-resolution, and electron microscopy. To

Microscopy preLights

Posted by , on 30 July 2021

Today we start a new monthly post on FocalPlane. With the help of the preLights community, we prepared a curated list of interesting microscopy-related preprints as well as preprint highlights written by preLighters. Here is a curated selection of preprints and highlights published in the last months: CryoET of Dm and DRG neurons provides exciting

News digest

Posted by , on 27 July 2021

Here is a selection of interesting news, publications and discussions related to microscopy that happened in the past month. Thank you to our ‘FocalPlane reporters’: Martin Jones, Manish Kumar, Andrey Andreev and Parash Prasad who helped us create this list. Twitter Microscopes and imaging tools: Realising design flaws are unpleasant, but save a lot of

FocalPlane features... Eva Nogales

Posted by , on 21 July 2021

In case you missed ‘FocalPlane features…’ this month, here is the recording of the webinar given by Eva Nogales on Tuesday 6 July 2021. As non-crystallizable polymers, microtubules have been the target of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) studies since the technique was first established. Over the years, image processing strategies have been developed that take care

From EUBIAS to NEUBIAS Academy: from trainee to trainer, how to fall in love with a community!

Posted by , on 20 July 2021

During my university time at physics, I specialised in biophysics and started to approach advanced microscopy, but my idea of measurement had always been connected with other instruments’ readouts, not exclusively images. Once obtained my MSc, I started to work in an imaging facility at IFOM (Milan), as a microscopist, becoming later also in charge

FocalPlane Image Competition

Posted by , on 19 July 2021

FocalPlane turned one on Thursday 1 July 2021, and we are organising a new image competition to celebrate it with you. Submit your favourite images acquired using any microscopy modality. All the images submitted will be featured on FocalPlane and will be voted on by the community. The image with the most votes will be

Andor and Akoya Biosciences to Collaborate in Spatial Omics market

Sponsored by Andor, on 8 July 2021

ANDOR, a global manufacturer of high performance scientific cameras, spectrographs and microscopy systems, is pleased to announce a co-marketing agreement with Akoya Biosciences Inc., The Spatial Biology Company®. Under this agreement the companies will support their mutual user base within Akoya’s Imaging Innovators (I2) Network. Andor Dragonfly high speed confocal products combined with Akoya’s CODEX® solution

Considerations for expression of fluorescent proteins and imaging in mammalian cells

Posted by , on 7 July 2021

Introduction to fluorescent proteins  Fluorescent proteins have the property of absorbing light at one wavelength and emit light in a longer wavelength. These proteins were observed first in bioluminescent organisms known to humanity for centuries. We can find examples of light-emitting organisms in multiple taxa: from single cell organisms like bacteria, to vertebrates like fish.