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Video: STED Microscopy at Turku BioImaging

It was at the University of Turku, Finland, where Stefan Hell developed the principle of stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy and related super-resolution microscopy methods. Hell was the first to demonstrate how the resolution of the fluorescence microscope can be decoupled from diffraction and increased to nanometer scale. Today, Turku BioImaging embraces state-of-the-art imaging technologies - and of course this includes STED microscopy. In this video the background, principles and inventors of STED super-resolution microscopy  as well as the applications STED microscopy is used for in Turku are explained.


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Turku BioImaging is a broad-based, interdisciplinary science and infrastructure umbrella that aims to unite bioimaging expertise in Turku and elsewhere in Finland. Initiated by the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, Turku BioImaging offers state-of-the-art imaging technologies, ranging from molecular and cellular imaging to whole animal imaging and high content analysis. The consortium also includes proteomics, systems biology, computational modeling, and software development for image data processing and analysis. Turku BioImaging is closely integrated with the Biocenter Finland National Imaging Infrastructure Network, as well as with the pan-European imaging infrastructure EuroBioimaging.

On Oct 31 and Nov 1, 2013, Turku BioImanging  hosts the symposium:
20 Years of Super-Resolution – the Next 20 Years