The possibility of integrating different light-matter interactions to form images in optical microscopy isthe starting point for the design and realization of LIQUITOPY®, a ‘‘liquid tunable microscope’’. Thiscould represent a new paradigm in data collection and image formation with a potential high impact inbiophysics. Liquid takes inspiration from the philosophical and sociological speculation by ZygmuntBauman  and tunable from the fact that, today, we have at our disposal methods allowing to “tune”the microscope across a large, almost unlimited, range of spatial and temporal resolution . It is liquidbecause it aims to overlap in an efficient and optimized way different mechanisms of contrast and it istunable because it offers a real time tunability regarding spatial and temporal resolution like a radiotuned on the preferred radio station. It is smart because can adapt the current configuration to thescientific question and is open to additional light-matter interaction modules. In our lab, we haveimplemented both classical and original solutions capable of managing most of the aspects of modernfluorescence microscopy. Important results have been obtained in single molecule localization methods, using STED-like configurations and label-free approaches .
|Titolo:||LIQUITOPY®: A Liquid Tunable Microscope to Study Chromatin Organization in the Cell Nucleus|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|