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Public Guest Talk: Prof. Dr. Christian Eggeling – Institute of Applied Optics, Friedrich‐Schiller‐University & Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena / Wolfson Imaging Centre Oxford, University of Oxford

The RTG welcomes Christian Eggeling as a guest speaker on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020.

Titel: “Challenges and potentials of super-resolution microscopy in biomedical research” 

Understanding the complex interactions of molecular processes underlying the efficient functioning of the human body is one of the main objectives of biomedical research. Scientifically, it is important that the applied observation methods do not influence the biological system during observation. A suitable tool that can cover all of this is optical far-field fluorescence microscopy. Yet, biomedical applications often demand coverage of a large range of spatial and temporal scales, and/or long acquisition times, which can so far not all be covered by a single microscope and puts some challenges on microscope infrastructure. Taking immune cell responses and plasma membrane organization as examples, we outline these challenges but also give new insights into possible solutions and the potentials of these advanced microscopy techniques, e.g. for solving long-standing questions such as of lipid membrane rafts.

Key words: Super-resolution microscopy, STED microscopy, STED-FCS, T-cell activation, plasma membrane organization, lipid rafts

Official announcement: RTG1962_Eggeling

Research profile of Prof.Dr. Christian Eggeling, University of Jena & University of Oxford [link]

Venue: Department Biology, Building B1, Floor 00, Seminar Room Cell Biology (00.581), Staudtstraße 5, 91058 Erlangen.

Time: 5.00 p.m. (s.t.) –> Drinks will be served, starting at 4.30 p.m.