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Focus On Microscopy in Bordeaux

This week, several members of our group will attend the Focus On Microscopy Conference in Bordeaux, France. There, we will present a poster and give two talks:

In addition, may I wholeheartly recommend a talk by one of our colleagues from the Soft Condensed Matter Group:

Dutch Biophysics Meeting 2016

CLEM image of fiducials based on a gold core coated with fluorescently labeled silica drop casted on a section of embedded Hela cells.
CLEM image of fiducials based on a gold core coated with fluorescently labeled silica, drop casted onto a section of resin embedded Hela cells.

Next week, Dutch biophysicists will come together in Veldhoven for the 2016 Dutch Biophysics Meeting. Of course, we will be there as well to present our work from the STW Microscopy Valley project in one talk and four posters:

  • Jantina will tell you about novel fluorescent fiducials in the ‘Electron Microscopy’ session on Monday (Brabantzaal, 15:20)
  • Also on Monday, in the odd-numbered poster session, Job  (P2.07) and Marc (P2.25) will present their work on correlative LM/EM and fluorescently-labelled colloidal crystals, respectively.
  • On Tuesday, it is Sajjad‘s (P2.06) and Sergey‘s (P2.14) turn to report on their progress in integrating a super-resolution Microscope into a TEM, and how to find an appropriate labelling scheme for integrated imaging in a FIB-SEM.

We hope to see you at the meeting!

Publication: Luminescent Markers in Silica Nanoparticles

CongrJvanHestatulations to Jacobine for her paper “Incorporation of Ln-Doped LaPO4 Nanocrystals as Luminescent Markers in Silica Nanoparticles” that was just published in Nanoscale Research Letters. In this letter, Jacobine presents her work on the synthesis of rare-earth-doped Lanthanide ion nanocrystals of 4 to 8 nm in size. She also shows that she can control the grow of a silica sphere around this core. Both on their own, as well inside the silica sphere, these cores show sharp emission lines from the dopant europium and terbium, thus providing unique optical labels for silica nanoparticles.

Her work is done within the European Union FP7 project Guidenano.