Special Issue "Superresolution Optical Microscopy"
A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017).
2. Kirchhoff Institute of Physics (KIP), University Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: development and application of methods of super-resolving fluorescence light microscopy: Focused nanoscopy, structured illumination, various types of localization microscopy
2. Head of the Microscopy Reseach Unit, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Albert-Einstein Str. 9, 07745 Jena, Germany
Interests: high resolution fluorescence microscopy, image processing, deconvolution algorithms, optical coherence microscopy, holography, Integrated field spectroscopy, hyperspectral Raman imaging
Presently, a variety of methods exist that overcome the hundred-year-old theoretical limit for the resolution potential of light microscopy (of about 200 nm for visible light), which for many decades has precluded a direct glimpse of the molecular machinery of life. In this Special Issue, we plan to summarize the state of the art from the methodological point of view, and to address some of the challenges still to be resolved before the SRM approaches will be fit to bring about the revolution envisaged in biology, medicine, and the material sciences. In this context, contributions to these subjects are welcome to include optical, physico-chemical, technical and image processing topics.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Cremer
Prof. Dr. Rainer Heintzmann
Prof. Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
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- Methods of SRM (Superresolution microscopy), e.g. focused nanoscopy like 4Pi, STED, RESOLFT; localization microscopy; structured illumination; expansion microscopy
- Resolution issues, e.g. localization precision & accuracy, labelling efficiency, optical resolution, structural resolution, emitter density, Nyquist and Fourier ring correlated criteria
- Photophysics of SRM, e.g. light induced photoconversation, “bright-dark” and “dark-bright” transitions; use of photostable emitters
- Labelling techniques, e.g. fluorescent proteins, standard dyes, special dyes
- Detection technology, image processing, deconvolution, data mining, data storage
- Applications of SRM (e.g. membranes, nuclear nanostructure, bacteria, viruses; material sciences)
- Perspectives of SRM (e.g. in terms of instrumentation, resolution, in vivo, high throughput, working distance, field of view)
- Sample preparation techniques and protocols specifically relevant to SRM.