Category Archives: Alpert Lab Notes

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’s Reach at the Museum

As the QSTORM project is coming to close, I wanted to look back at “Making Molecular Movies with QSTORM”, one of the most successful and well-received stage presentations we’ve done. Since the show debuted in March 2013, I delivered it 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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Jessica is awarded a AAAS Fellowship

One of our QSTORM PIs, Jessica Winter, was recently recognized with a fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Jessica was recognized for “distinguished contributions more »

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Nobel Prize for Super-Resolution Imaging

Hell wins the Nobel! The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that it was awarding the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to: Eric Betzig of Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Stefan W. Hell of Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Biophysical more »

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“Seeing the Invisible”

The New York Times today posted a great short animated documentary by Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck, about Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the original pioneer of biological imaging. In 1674, he used a homemade microscope to look at a drop of more »

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