Special Issue "Development and Challenges in Microscopy for Cellular Imaging"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
2 Department of Life Sciences and the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Interests: nuclear envelope, lamins, cell adhesion, cryo-electron tomography
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Cellular imaging and structural approaches have long since revolutionized our knowledge on cellular processes. However, over the last decade we have witnessed tremendous technical advances that challenged earlier limitations and views on cellular imaging. Fluorescence imaging has evolved into an analytical and quantitative tool to reach an accuracy of several manometers in localizing fluorophores. Cryo-EM and tomography allow viewing the molecular architecture of cells at close to life state, opening a window of opportunity towards cellular structural biology. Nuclear magnetic resonance, single molecule and force spectroscopy complement cellular imaging to produce a realistic model of cells in health and disease. Further, multicellular organs and even organisms may now be imaged at the cellular level, revealing a three-dimensional architecture that was previously difficult to obtain.
In this Special Issue of Cells, we invite contributions, in the form of either original research articles or reviews, on aspects related to Cellular Imaging; Papers concerning both technical issues or applications are welcome.
Prof. Ohad Medalia
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- Atomic force microscopy
- Electron microscopy
- Fluorescent microscopy
- Live cell imaging
- Nuclear magnetic resonance of cells and organelles