Super-resolution microscopy: from biology to soft matter physics

Dr Lin Wang from the Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Labs, Oxford is coming to present her research to the soft matter physics research group.

Super-resolution microscopy (SRM) has revolutionised the way we understand biology. Beyond that, SRM also shows great potential to reveal structural and functional properties of soft matter in fine details. In this talk, I will firstly review current SRM, with a particular focus on Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM) and Single Molecule Localisation Microscopy (SMLM). Then I will present the methods of SRM in deciphering the relationships between some proteins’ spatial organisation and their function in changing cellular context. Finally I will discuss the way forward to address a variety of soft matter physics problems using SRM, and also the prospective SRM advances built around some unique soft matter characteristics.

Host:  Dr Mamatha Nagaraj