The aim of our club is to bring together people who do microscopy or want to learn about it. Our club is highly interdisciplinary: we have physicists, biologists, computer scientists, and DIY geeks among us. We meet monthly and talk about ray and wave optics, old and new microscopy methods, fluorescent probes, cameras, objectives, etc. Volunteer and guest speakers are very welcome!

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Presentations can be downloaded as password-protected zip-archives. Contact the club admin (NV) for password.

Next meeting:

TBA

Past meetings:

20.06.2018

Elisabeth Baumann, Gerhardt Lab, MDC.
Creating sound with light: The principle and applications of Photoacoustic Microscopy.

9.05.2018

Marie Walde, Woehler Lab, MDC. Co-localization analysis of fluorescence images: Overview & recent development.
Journal Club: Mapping molecular assemblies with fluorescence microscopy and object-based spatial statistics, Lagache et al, Nat. Comm. 2018.

14.02.2018

Konstantin Grohmann, Advanced Light Microscopy platform, MDC.
Examining the performance of a fluorescence microscope. Slides

24.01.2018

Benjamin Judkewitz, head of the Bioimaging and Neurophotonics Lab at Charité.
Deep imaging with time-reversed light.

06.12.2017

An unresolved mystery of physics: the Double-Slit Experiment. Watching The Quantum Experiment that Broke Reality | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios and the classics, Richard Feynman’s Lecture on Electron Two-Slit Experiment

01.11.2017

Sensors and cameras. Discussion of Nico Stuurman’s online lectures from ibiology.org

04.10.2017

Martin Lehmann, Core Facility Cellular Imaging FMP
Introduction to fluorescent probes in microscopy. Quantitative assessment of fluorescent proteins. (Cranfill et al., Nat. Methods, 2016). Slides

30.08.2017

Nikita Vladimirov, Preibisch Lab
Autofocus in microscopy and photography. RAPID: Real-time image-based autofocus for all wide-field optical microscopy systems. (Silvestri et al, 2017). Slides

06.06.2017

Varun Kapoor, Preibisch Lab
Maxwell equations. Slides
Nikita Vladimirov, Preibisch Lab
Gaussian and Bessel beams. Slides

03.05.2017

Marie Walde, Woehler Lab
Optical resolution and diffraction. Slides

05.04.2017

Nikita Vladimirov, Preibisch Lab
Geometrical optics. Slides