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Concurrent Symposia Sessions

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Natcher Conference Center
Symposia Session II
Balcony A

Imaging at the Nano-scale
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Co-Chairs: Catherine Galbraith, NIDCR and James Galbraith, NINDS

Light microscopy gave birth to cell biology, but the physical properties of visible light limit the resolution to 200 nanometers, about half the wavelength used to make the images.  To see more detail, scientists typically had to turn to the shorter wavelengths used in electron microscopy.  However, recently developed light microscopy techniques have broken the diffraction limit and are now able to obtain structural detail and identify protein interactions within living cells on the nanometer scale and in multiple dimensions.

Program

What’s so Super about Super-resolution?
James Galbraith, NINDS

Dynamics at 40 nm in Living Cell Membranes
Joshua Zimmerberg, NICHD

FRET Microscopy: A 1-10 nm Resolution Glimpse at Protein Interactions in Living Cells
Steven Vogel, NIAAA

Photoactivatable mCherry for High-resolution Two-color Fluorescence Microscopy
George Patterson, NICHD

Single Photon Fluorescence Interferometry for 3D Super-resolution Microscopy
Harald Hess, HHMI, NICHD

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