Author Archives: Carol Lynn

QSTORM meets Congress and NSF Director France Córdova

Jessica, Karine and I brought our whole PI squad, our first two-color QSTORM images, hands-on demos, and a Quantum Dot Peep Show to Capitol Hill last week and got a chance to speak with dozens of guests at “The Arc of more »

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QSTORM to Capitol Hill

Members of the new Congress will learn about QSTORM at NSF’s Arc of Science event February 15, on Capitol Hill.  We are bringing our new quantum dot display kit and our gold-nanoshell DNA-linker model, plus lots of super-res cell images and even 6-foot cutouts of the whole more »

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QSTORM-AO FUNDED!

HELLO QSTORM FOLLOWERS:  WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AND A GROUP OF OUR PEERS HAVE AWARDED US FUNDS TO DEVELOP THE NEW QSTORM-ADAPTIVE OPTICS INSTRUMENT FOR SUPER-RESOLUTION IMAGING IN THICK TISSUE! We received the notice this more »

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Kner lab publishes breakthrough applying genetic algorithm technique to adaptive optics for STORM imaging

Peter, Kayvan, Jianquan, and two of their colleagues at the University of Georgia have demonstrated the application of a”genetic algorithm” (GA) technique to adaptive optics (AO) to achieve a 4-fold increase in precision point-localization imaging through 50 microns of central more »

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2015 AAAS Symposium: Reunion in San Jose

Jessica, Peter, Carol Lynn, and Karine reunited with other veterans of the 2010 NSF IBIV Ideas Lab last weekend in San Jose to engage in a spirited review of the  this unusual approach to stimulating high-risk, high-reward collaborative research.  None more »

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QSTORM in the Afterlife

NSF funding for the QSTORM labs at Ohio State, Brown, Carnegie-Mellon, and University of Georgia has come to an end.  The Museum of Science team is still going strong, continuing with education, outreach, knowledge sharing, and evaluation activities, through May more »

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QSTORM at Diamondpalooza!

Last week, the MOS team organized a Diamond Quantum Technologies Visualization and Education Workshop at Harvard focused on developing strategies for sharing diamond nitrogen-vacancy center research with public audiences and students in higher education.  Karine shared “Making Molecular Movies with more »

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NSF News features Jessica’s iTunes Podcast

On Friday, September 12, the National Science Foundation’s NSF 360 News Service featured a Museum of Science iTunes podcast with Jessica Winter.  In the podcast, Jessica speaks with QSTORM’s Karine Thate about her latest efforts to commercialize quantum dot technologies more »

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Carbon nanotubes illuminate high-resolution sub-cellular microscopy

Of potential interest to QSTORMers, an international team recorded motor protein movement in live cultured cells with millisecond time resolution and 20-50 nm spatial resolution by tagging them with fluorescent single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTS) and applying a single-molecule tracking algorithm more »

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Big News from the June 25th Phone Meeting

  All PIs attended the June phone meeting, plus Jianquan, Kayvan, Qirui, and Karine.  The big news was that Jianquan has secured a post-doc position at Pittsburgh University and has a baby on the way next month!  While Jianquan came more »

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