With this Christmasy example of Colloidal science – a core-shell-shell particle synthesized by Marc and Jantina – we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all the best for the Year 2017!
Looking for the best place to study phyiscs? Look no further — today, all the Exact (Bèta) Sciences will tell you why Utrecht is the place to come to when it comes to your science master studies! The master day starts at 9:30 am in the Koningsbergergebouw on the Uithof.
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!
Congratulations 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.
Our group member Johannes has decided to grow a pair of wings this April and join the Team Shaka at the “Can you make it?” challenge sponsored by the company behind the mis-named amber-coloured energy drink.
We wish him and his two team mates best of luck. To follow their adventure, follow them online!
Today we welcome 17 students of the Quantitative Bio-Imaging Spring Course in our lab. The best and brightest of Utrecht Life Sciences will learn about using fluorescence techniques that can be used to study molecular interactions, and the limits and pitfalls of data analysis.
Sheets of part 2:
20160310_MC_Qbio Spingschool_Images and Data
Bringing together 11 enthusiastic participants with 3 communication experts and an excellent teacher, this week saw the first workshop “Are You Still Talking?” on Science Communication. Many thanks to Therese Schedifka, Liesbeth de Bakker, Jasper van Winden, Norma Jeane Mortenson, our speaker Mark Bos , and my co-organiser Mirko Schäfer for their support in making this workshop a success! Continue reading Done Talking?
February – time to say good-bye to Bryan who has finished his excellent Bachelor’s thesis late last month, but also time to say welcome to two new Bachelor students, Sander and Stefan, and a Master’s student, Mark, from Catalonia.