Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Super Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Hell, Betzig and Moerner for their development of super resolution fluorescence microscopy. Thanks to their development, the diffraction limit is no longer a limitation for the resolution in fluorescence microscopy. The microscope has been transformed into a “nanoscope” with resolution on the molecular scale.

Their developments have laid the foundation to a fast development of many super resolution microscopy techniques. Several of those techniques are now available to users of bioimaging facilities in Sweden: at Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm, STED/PALM/STORM and SIM microscopy, in Gothenburg PALM and SIM and in Umeå STORM microscopy. All those facilities are part of the Swedish Bioimaging network with open access to all researchers in Sweden.

Four courses/workshops have recently been allocated financial support from Swedish Bioimaging

Swedish Bioimaging members can apply for financial support from Swedish Bioimaging for arranging workshops and courses open for participants from all Swedish universities. Applications are evaluated four times a year –  for more information please see under About us – Further information. Four applications were supported by September 1st:

Course and workshop  The 18th annual Workshop in Digital Photomicrography (Royal Institute of Technology, Staffan Larsson)

Course and workshop Novel fluorescence-based methods in immunology (Karolinska Institutet, Sofia Johansson)

Course Electron microscopy for Life Scientists (Lund University, Ola Gustafsson)

Course and workshop Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy for Life Science at Umeå University (Umeå University, Linda Sandblad)


More information on the courses and workshops is published on the Events & Courses page.