The meaning is related to series of advances and new methods that allow getting information at the nanoscale or preferable at the molecular scale referring to both spatial resolution or structural information.The Extra Microscope has tunable and flexible performances depending on the biological question and reflects the integration in a flexible way of several approaches. It is worth noting that new correlative approaches coupling optical super resolved methods with scanning probe microscopes are providing interesting developments that will be outlined. Considering all these aspects we can re-phrase the sentence related to the Galilei's "occhialino" into" Microscopium extraordinarium nominare libuit".

Upcoming Events

5th NIC@IIT. December 3rd - December 6th, 2018 at the IIT Nikon Imaging Centre

Directors: Paolo Bianchini and Alberto Diaspro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

A limited number of students (approx. 40) will be admitted in order to have no more than 3/4 students for each instrument or set-up. 

Basic courses will be included for students on: 

Confocal, Image scanning microscopy (ISM) and STED; STORM, d-STORM; Live cell imaging; 2-photon and FLIM/FRET; Fast volumetric imaging and particle tracking; Expansion Microscopy.


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