Super resolution morning

On Thursday (15th of March), Teng-Leong Chew, director of the Advanced Imaging Center at the Janelia Research Center (Virginia, USA), will come to Stockholm and present what his facility can potentially do for you.

The AIC offers a crazy service where visiting scientists can use the super resolution systems they develop there with the help of their experts. This service is free of charge, including accommodation.

This can allow you to quickly run a project involving STED, PALM/STORM, SIM, adaptive optics or super resolution lattice light sheet microscopy.

Together with Leong’s presentation of his facility, there will be a few seminars by the Live Cell Imaging facility as well as several parts of the Advanced Light Microscopy facility at Scilife.

This is a great opportunity to catch up with what is available to you here and in the US. Hope to see you there! πŸ™‚


Adaptive Optics

The next big thing in microscopy comes straight from the sky! Apparently astronomers have been using adaptive optics for years to improve their images and it is only getting into our microscopes now!!

Adaptive optics takes the nightmarish situation seen in b and puts it back straight as in a! This is done by measuring the wave front and deforming a mirror to reshape the wave front to perfection!

Sounds like a dream but I have actually seen it in action at the 2016 AQLM course and there was a definite WOW effect! πŸ™‚

Check this review to learn more

Expansion microscopy

Just imaging being able to image very tiny details in your sample on your favorite microscope without using super resolution!!

Expansion microscopy is definitely worth trying if your sample is fixed and what you want to measure is smaller than the detection limit of the microscope (around 250 nm)! There are people at Scilife who have implemented it and he is happy to collaborate! Just ask us! πŸ™‚

This is just one example among many where expansion microscopy did wonders!