Category Archives: Team Blog

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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Farewell and Thanks!

It has been ten months since I left the QSTORM team, I was always thinking of writing something as a farewell. I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to work on this project as my postdoc research experience. I 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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Kner Lab Achieves Multicolor QDot 3D STORM! Paper in ACS Nano

Congratulations to Jianquan, Kayvan and Peter on the acceptance of their paper, Multicolor 3D Super-Resolution Imaging by Quantum Dot Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy, in ACS Nano. Abstract: We demonstrate multicolor three-dimensional superresolution imaging with quantum dots (QSTORM). By combining quantum more »

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Kner Lab shares QSTORM work at Photonics West

The QSTORM team members from the Kner Lab will be sharing their work at Photonics West this week. On Feb. 7, in a session on Superresolution Microscopy, they will present “Multi-color quantum dot stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (QSTORM)”. On Feb. 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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