Innovation in biological microscopy: current status and future directions

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    Abstract

    The current revolution in biological microscopy stems from the realisation that advances in optics and computational tools and automation make the modern microscope an instrument that can access all scales relevant to modern biology - from individual molecules all the way to whole tissues and organisms and from single snapshots to time-lapse recordings sampling from milliseconds to days. As these and more new technologies appear, the challenges of delivering them to the community grows as well. I discuss some of these challenges, and the examples where openly shared technology have made an impact on the field.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalBioEssays
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    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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