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Special Issue "Development and Application of Super-Resolution Imaging Methods for Biological Research"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Biophysics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Kiryl Piatkevich
Guest Editor
1. McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Cambridge, United States
2. Molecular BioEngineering Group,School of Life Sciences, Westlake University, China
Interests: fluorescent biosensors; optogenetics; expension microscop; neuroengineering
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Biological research and biomedicine are increasingly reliant on optical methods for imaging the structure and function of biological systems. Addressing the most pressing needs in biological research requires visualization and mapping biomolecules with nanoscale precision. Recent advances in optical techniques in combination with the development of novel molecular probes made it possible to break the diffraction limit of conventional optical microscopy, establishing super-resolution microscopy, for which the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded. The field of super-resolution microscopy remains extremely dynamic and fast-growing and new methods and techniques are emerging all the time.

We would like to kindly invite you to contribute to the Special Issue "Development and Application of Super-Resolution Imaging Methods for Biological Research" of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Impact Factor 4.556). The Special Issue will elucidate the development and application of new imaging methods and techniques that enable sub-diffraction imaging of biological systems. Novel molecular probes and sample preparation techniques that enhance existing super-resolution methods or provide new modalities in super-resolution imaging are also within the scope of the Special Issue. Papers may also focus on addressing important biological questions using super-resolution imaging techniques. The Special Issue will provide a forum for sharing and discussing perspectives on the development of the field within biological research. Review articles can cover recent advances in the field of super-resolution microscopy or molecular probes for super-resolution microscopy, or novel or emerging techniques for sub-diffraction imaging.

Dr. Kiryl Piatkevich
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • 4Pi microscopy
  • STED and two-photon STED
  • localization microscopy
  • structured illumination microscopy
  • super-resolution optical fluctuation imaging
  • light-sheet microscopy
  • expansion microscopy
  • light-induced photoconversion
  • application of photostable emitters
  • tissue clearing
  • sample magnification via isotropic expansion
  • multiplexed staining
  • fluorescent proteins
  • advanced antibodies and nanobodies
  • novel or special dyes
  • new instrumentation and new techniques
  • enhanced resolution
  • in vivo application
  • large sample imaging
  • high throughput, working distance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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