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Nobel prize awarded for optical super-resolution microscopy

last modified Oct 10, 2014 12:26 PM

The inventors of single molecule localisation and stimulated emission depletion (STED) super-resolution microscopy were today honoured with the Nobel prize for chemistry. One of the key applications of super-resolution imaging, pioneered by the Laser Analytics Group and mentioned by the Nobel Assembly, is the study of protein aggregation reactions in the context of neurodegenerative diseases.

Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy (or nanoscopy) is a key enabler for research conducted by the Laser Analytics Group, in this department, and we were thrilled to hear today that the inventors of optical nanoscopy have been honoured with the Nobel Prize.

For more information about super-resolution microscopy and how this is being applied to the study of the molecular mechanism of disease please see the recent feature on the Laser Analytics Group website, which explains in more detail the activities in superresolution microscopy developments in the group.

The Laser Analytics Group congratulates Dr. Betzig, Professor Hell and Professor Moerner on their outstanding achievements.