We are happy to invite you to a guest seminar by Deanna Wolfson, PhD (researcher, Department of Physics and Technology at The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)).
Deanna Wolfson became an expert on super-resolution microscopy while earning her PhD in Biophysics at the University of California Davis, during which the world’s first-ever commercial super-resolution microscope was installed in her lab. Her dissertation work used both this technique and a specialized optical micro-manipulation microscope she developed to study how HIV can transfer directly from one cell to another through virological synapses. Currently, she is responsible for the biophotonics lab and associated activities at UiT The Arctic University of Norway Department of Physics and Technology, some of which include bacteria, phages, liver, heart, and reproductive cells and tissue.
Seminar title: “Techniques, challenges, and applications of super-resolution microscopy”.
Abstract: Super resolution microscopy, often referred to as optical nanoscopy, has dramatically expanded the realm of possibilities for biological imaging since it came on the market only a decade ago. Although each of these techniques surpasses the conventional diffraction limit of ~250 nm, the methodology for achieving this is often quite different and thus comes with its own advantages and challenges. She will give an overview of the different types of optical nanoscopy and share sample applications from her lab (e.g. nanopores in liver cells and mitochondrial dynamics) as well as provide insight into choosing the optimal technique for different applications based on a balance of resolution, speed, dimensionality, and phototoxicity.
Time: Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 10.30
Place: Tartu, Ravila 14b, seminar room on 2nd floor
The seminar is organized by the ERA Chair of Translational Genomics at the University of Tartu (European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 668989)