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Anja Schué, Dipl. oec.-troph.

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Anja Schué studied Nutrition Science at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen, Germany. After a traineeship at a medical specialist publisher, she worked for different other specialist publishers. Simultaneously, she absolved an additional training at the Academy for Marketing Communication in Frankfurt/Main, with the degree “Certified Communication Expert”. Afterwards, she worked for an advertising agency for several years, where she was responsible for the support of technological companies also guiding a couple of Initial Public Offerings. After other stations, such as the Communication Department of the Deutsche Bahn, Anja Schué worked for the Global Marketing & Communications Department of Leica Microsystems from 2006 to 2017. In her role a Manager Scientific PR she was responsible for public relations, the global social media channels, and the Science Lab.

 

 

  • "The excellent red reflex, combined with the IOL guidance system, makes it possible for me to work quickly and precisely during refractive procedures."

    Excellent red reflex as well as maximum accuracy throughout the entire procedure are required to meet these expectations. Dr. Ulrich Jung, Medical Director at the ARTEMIS eye clinic in Dillenburg, Germany, tested the Proveo 8 ophthalmological microscope from Leica Microsystems in combination with the positioning system IOLcompass Pro for intraocular lenses at his clinic. In this interview, Dr. Jung reports his experiences.
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  • "The Leica Digital Light Sheet Module – a Clever Example of Thinking Out of the Box"

    Bram van den Broek is a postdoctoral fellow at the Netherlands cancer institute in Amsterdam where he supports the advanced microscopy techniques in the laboratory of Kees Jalink. Working with Leica Microsystems as a collaboration partner for beta-testing of microscopes he enjoys very much.
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  • "We can go home and the imaging is done automatically by the Leica HCS A Matrix Screener."

    Jutta Maria Bulkescher is the technical coordinator in the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research and Danish Stem Cell Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Leica HCS-A matrix screener is an invaluable tool for her facility. "It just gives us the biggest and easiest flexibility we can have to set up different imaging paramters and to check different conditions on one multi-well plate", explains Bulkescher.
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  • Interview with Dr. Gertrude Bunt and Prof. Fred S. Wouters on the FOM 2015

    Only a few days to go before the start of Focus on Microscopy 2015 in Göttingen, Germany. This year’s FOM is being organized by Dr. Gertrude Bunt and Prof. Dr. Fred S. Wouters from the University Medical Center, Göttingen, in cooperation with Prof. Dr. G.J. (Fred) Brakenhoff, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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  • Four questions for Professor Stefan Hell on the subject of FOM 2015

    For Professor Stefan Hell, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2014 for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy and the development of STED microscopy, the Focus on Microscopy conference has a very special significance. It was at the very first FOM 1998 in Sydney where Hell gave one of his first lectures on super-resolution, entitled "Super-resolution through 4Pi-confocal microscopy in cellular imaging".
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  • "Leica is always flexible and dynamic" - Interview with Audrey Salles, Pasteur Institute, Paris

    Audrey Salles is a specialist for confocal and super-resolution microscopy at Pasteur Institute, Imagopole, PFID, Paris, France. Her research interests are cytokine signaling and skeleton organization of human TCD4-cells.
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  • Video Interview with Jean-Luc Vonesch

    Jean-Luc Vonesch is head of the imaging facility at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), Strasburg, France. 23 years ago he was the founder of this facility which nowadays serves more than 850 scientists distributed among 47 working groups. Looking deeply into the cells is of a special interest Vonesch states. And with super-resolution microscopy he pretends it is easier to identify the regions of interest for subsequent electron microscopy: “And so we can gain time thanks to the super-resolution” he says.
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  • Video Interview with Rainer Pepperkok

    Rainer Pepperkok is Head of the Advanced Light Microscopy Core Facility and Senior Scientist at the EMBL in Heidelberg (Germany). In the course of his studies he is interested in membrane traffic of the early secretory pathway in mammalian cells which he is trying to analyze with the help of most modern light microcopy techniques.
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  • Video Interview with Stefan Hell, the Inventor of Super-Resolution

    Professor Stefan Hell is director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and head of the department of NanoBiophotonics in Goettingen and widely considered as the father of super-resolution. His inventions of 4Pi and STED microscopy were turned into the first commercial super-resolution microscopes available by Leica Microsystems in 2004 and 2007.
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  • Video Interview with Werner Zuschratter

    Werner Zuschratter's personal focus is on analyzing the neuronal network, meaning the contacts between nerve cells. Out of this reason he started doing super-resolution microscopy: “It gives us deeper insight into the synapses, into the synaptic machinery, into the molecules we would like to see. Before we could only do electron microscopy and now, with super-resolution, we also have access by light microscopy to the deeper structures inside the nerve system.”
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  • Video Interview with William Hughes

    William Hughes works at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney (Australia). In his Lab Head position he is interested in the causes of diabetes particularly looking at changes in exocytic behavior of pancreatic beta cells as well as fat and muscle cells. TIRF microscopy is predestined for researchers looking at cellular processes near the cytoplasmic membrane.
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  • Video Interview with Timo Zimmermann

    The first super-resolution image he saw was an eye opener for him: "It was not just structures that got smaller. I was looking at a sample that I specifically had high hopes of seeing another layer of complexity and this actually was there."
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  • Video Interviews with Kees Jalink

    Kees Jalink's group at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, explores signal transduction pathways and cell adhesion processes in cancer cells. In his eyes especially the new three-dimensional nanoscopic view of the relevant structure of interest is an essential feature to get the full picture.
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  • Video Interview with Stephan Sigrist

    Stephan Sigrist is professor for biology at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. His research focus are synapses, synaptic information transfer and processing between neurons in the developing drosophila larva. His aim is to understand how synapses actually get diversified in our brains.
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  • Video Interview with Dr. Yasushi Okada

    Yasushi Okada, team leader at Riken Quantitative Biology Center in Osaka, Japan, investigates vesicular transport mechanisms in neuronal cells. As the size of transported vesicles is below 100 nm and the diameter of microtubules is about 25 nm, he uses super-resolution techniques to study the sophisticated machinery of neuronal transport.
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  • Clean Parts – More Reliable and Longer Lifetime

    In the automotive industry, the technical cleanliness of function-critical individual and system components has become an increasingly critical criterion for reliability and service life. This trend is also reflected in ISO/DIS 16232 (road vehicles – cleanliness of components of fluid circuits). Microscope systems with corresponding analytical software enable efficient and reliable residual dirt analysis of injectors, pumps, control units and other micromechanical components.
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  • Ground Beetles Shed Light on the Environmental History of High Mountain Regions

    With over 35,000 known species, ground beetles – or Carabidae – are among the most speciose groups of animals in the world. Biologist Dr. Joachim Schmidt devotes his entire scientific work to the research of these frequently very small beetles, their ecology, distribution and phylogeny. He is particularly interested in the ground beetles of high mountain regions.
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  • Trends in Microscopy

    There are digital cameras, digital TV sets, digital picture frames, digital schools on the internet. Cryptologists design digital signatures, communication researchers speak of digital identity. Digital may be an overused buzzword, but digital technology has undeniably revolutionized our world ever since the invention of the computer and will continue to do so in future.
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  • Even Insect Fragments Throw Light on How Crimes Are Committed: How Forensic Biologist Dr. Mark Benecke Gains Insights

    Many people know Germany’s most famous forensic biologist, Dr. Mark Benecke from Cologne, from TV documentaries showing how crimes are solved. Benecke is a welcome guest on talk shows on topics such as forensic trace analysis, murder or the depths of the human psyche in general. He also enjoys an excellent international reputation. However, Mark Benecke’s normal working day bears little resemblance to the scenes shown in TV crime drama series.
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  • Technical Cleanliness in the Production of Automotive Components

    Interview with Dr. Michael Härtel, head of the materials testing laboratory at Continental Automotive GmbH, Powertrain Division, Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany
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  • Genuine or Fake

    ID cards, driving licenses, birth certificates, A-level exams – the potential for individual perpetrators or gangs to gain advantages by forging documents is vast. And the more sophisticated the security standards, the better equipped experts have to be in order to clearly differentiate between genuine documents and fakes.
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  • Collecting "Funny Money"

    Nobody wants counterfeit money in their wallet. Even counterfeiters want to get rid of their own creations as quickly as possible. However, experts work intensively to identify counterfeit money on behalf of the law. Martin Weber of the National Analysis Center of the German Bundesbank (Federal Bank) in Mainz is such an expert on forged banknotes.
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  • Sniffing Out the Secrets of Social Behavior

    Yet we are only just beginning to understand the complexities and functional differences of the sense of smell in mammals. Prof. Marc Spehr, head of the Department of Chemosensation at RWTH Aachen University since 2009, explains his findings on the neuronal mechanisms of olfactory perception and signal processing using the mouse model. He and his team are trying to find out how substances for social interaction are perceived and how this perception generates a specific type of behavior.
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  • Restless Receptors

    Synapses are the switch-points in our brain for information transmission, learning and memory. News studies and developments of imaging techniques have provided new insights into the dynamics of glutamate receptors. The use of superresolution technologies is making an essential contribution to this research.
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  • State-of-the-Art Microscope Enables New Vitreoretinal Surgery Technique

    In pars plana vitrectomy, three ocular incisions are normally made. Thanks to the superb optics and the unique illumination concept of the Leica M844 F40, Dr. Luca Cappuccini from Reggio Emilia Hospital in Italy can operate without one of the incisions for certain vitreoretinal procedures. This shortens the duration of surgery and speeds up eye recovery time.
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