Description: This lecture surveys a variety of recent methods that achieve higher resolution than is possible with conventional microscopy with diffraction-limited optics. These include different types of patterned illumination (e.g. STED and SIM microscopy) or techniques that build up an image by stochastically switching on single fluorescent molecules and localizing each molecule with high spatial precision (STORM, PALM, FPALM).
About the Speaker: Xiaowei Zhuang
Xiaowei Zhuang is Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and of Physics at Harvard University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Zhuang uses her background in physics to develop new super-resolution microscopy methods for use in cell and neurobiology.
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