I have been with Leica Microsystems for just over seven months now and came from a very different industry. When I mean different, grocery could not be further removed from microscopy. I have attended, designed and put together more trade shows, conferences and congresses than I care to remember. This was not only to be my first Focus on Microscopy (FOM), but also it has been some time since it has graced our shores in Australia.
This year’s FOM saw over 600 delegates, exhibitors and family of FOM attend at The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university. Not only was Australia lucky enough to have FOM visit, Leica Microsystems is also celebrating our 10 Years of Super-Resolution. What better way to celebrate our dedication to the past decade of Super-Resolution than to have Leica Microsystems’ latest technology located at the Australian Centre of Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM) – Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X and Leica SR GSD 3D.
This is my experience of FOM Sydney 2014…
Super-resolution technology enables researchers to image structures in a range down to the molecular level. In 2004, Leica Microsystems revolutionized light microscopy with the introduction of the first commercial super-resolution microscope, Leica TCS 4PI. During the last ten years, Leica Microsystems has continuously developed its super-resolution portfolio and today offers both confocal and widefield super-resolution technologies: STED (STimulated Emission Depletion) and