Special Issue "Emerging Trends in Super-resolution Microscopy"

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 73

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Xiaolin Nan
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Guest Editor
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA
Interests: systems biology; cancer biology; superresolution microscopy; photoactivated localization microscopy (PALM); Ras biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Highlighted by the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014, super-resolution microscopy (SRM) represents a major breakthrough in biological imaging. In the last decade or so, SRM has seen tremendous advances in all aspects, ranging from instrumentation to imaging strategy and image analysis. SRM is now performed on a wide variety of biological settings, from reconstituted in vitro systems to living tissues with unprecedented speed, spatial resolution, and throughput. Owing to these advances, new trends and opportunities in SRM, such as the use of machine learning and the field of mesoscale structural biology, are also emerging. These emerging trends coincide with the mounting wave of spatial omics and hold promise for the transformation of our understanding of complex biological systems.

This Special Issue aims to reflect on the past achievements and discuss the new, exciting fronts of SRM (including all implementations). We welcome submissions on, but not limited to, the following topics, in the format of research articles or reviews:

  • SRM imaging methods;
  • SRM probes;
  • SRM image analysis;
  • Applications of SRM in biomedical research.

Dr. Xiaolin Nan
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • super-resolution microscopy
  • biological nanoscopy
  • image analysis
  • machine learning
  • structural biology

Published Papers

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