Optical Imaging of Cells: from single molecules to organelles

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In the future it is apparent that the cellular level is going to be an increasingly important area to explore, as we move from gene and molecular functions through to how they affect the working of the cell, whether these are as isolated cells or within complex tissues. Recent developments of super-resolution fluorescence microscopy techniques now allow the observation of many biological structures that are not resolvable in conventional fluorescence microscopy.

The observation of previously unresolved details of cellular structures has demonstrated the great promise of super-resolution fluorescence microscopy in elucidating biological processes at the cellular and molecular scale and the ability to visualise single molecules in live cells opens possibilities of in vivo single molecule biochemistry.New advances in imaging techniques now provide the ability to image three-dimensional (3D) structures, measure interactions by multi-colour co-localization, and record dynamic processes in living cells at the nanometer scale.

In this symposium, held in partnership with SU2P, we wish to draw on the world class imaging that Scotland has to offer plus the underpinning novel biophotonics technologies that are being developed here in Scotland and across the world.

- See more at: http://www.sulsa.ac.uk/sulsa-2014-research-symposium-optical-imaging-cells-single-molecules-organelles#sthash.6mM6w0gH.dpuf
Period30 Sept 2014
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