Learn & Share: Coherent Raman Scattering (CRS) Microscopy

Coherent Raman Scattering microscopy (CRS) describes a set of label-free methods that image structures by displaying the characteristic intrinsic vibrational contrast of their molecules. CRS comes in two popular variants, Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) and Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS). The crucial advantage of these methods is that they do not require labeling, and hence the sample remains almost unaffected. Instead, the image contrast arises from the spectroscopic properties of the various chemical species found in organic material.

Useful Links


https://bernstein.harvard.edu/research/cars.htmlProf. Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Havard Universitiy, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

cms.uni-konstanz.de/zumbusch/Prof. Andreas Zumbusch, University of Konstanz, Department of Chemistry

chem.ps.uci.edu/~potma/webpage_test.htmAssistant Professor Eric Olaf Potma, Ph. D, University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Communities and Web Sources

www.researchgate.net/Social network for scientists

www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SL1=CONFOCALMICROSCOPY&H=LISTS.UMN.EDUConfocal Microscopy Mailing List, University of Minnesota

bitesizebio.comOnline magazine and community for molecular and cell biology researchers

www.somersault1824.comResource for high-end scientific illustrations, images and animations

Search Engines and Data Bases

www.cellimagelibrary.orgPublic resource database of images, videos, and animations of cells

harvester.fzk.de/harvesterBioinformatic meta search engine for genes and proteins

www.gopubmed.comSearch interface for pubmed

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_academic_databases_and_search_enginesList of academic databases and search engines

scholar.google.comBeta of Google's search engine for scientific article abstracts


www.doaj.org/Directory of open access journals

www.lifescied.orgCBE-Life Sciences Education – an ASCB online journal



www.cell.com/Biweekly publication of exceptional research articles

jcs.biologists.org/Journal of Cell Science


jeb.biologists.org/The Journal of Experimental Biology

dmm.biologists.org/DMM Disease Models & Mechanisms

www.biotechniques.com/International Journal of Life Science Methods

www.opticsinfobase.org/Collection of Journals and Proceedings in Optics and Photonics

spie.org/x576.xmlSPIE - peer-reviewed journals on applied research in optics and photonics

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1864-0648Journal of Biophotonics

www.plosone.org/home.actionInternational, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication

rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/Proceedings B - the Royal Society's biological research journal

www.microscopy-analysis.com/International Journal for microscopists

www.optoiq.com/index/biophotonics/biomedical-imaging/bow-microscopy.htmlNews and features on biomedical microscopy


www.microscopy.org/Microscopy Society of America

www.eurmicsoc.org/European Microscopy Society

www.rms.org.uk/Royal Microscopical Society

www.ascb.org/ASCB American Society of Cell Biology

www.biologists.com/cob_activities.htmlthe company of biologists

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