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NBI was invited to participate in the advanced imaging course at HKU

2017-08-31

In the past week, Hong Kong has been hit by Typhoon No. 10 and Typhoon No. 8. Everyone is deeply shocked by the storm. Also in this week, another "STORM" is also scraping up in Hong Kong's academic area, which is the Super Resolution Imaging System (SRiS) brought by NBI. Based on STORM (Stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy), the microscopic structure with a resolution of 20 nm is used to bring a new dimension to the biology.

NBI was invited to participate in the advanced imaging course (Croucher Summer Course 2017 "Advanced Imaging - Single Molecule & Super-resolution Microscopy in Biomedical Research"), sponsored by the Croucher Foundation, supported by HKU Li Ka Shing School of Medicine and the Pasteur Research Center. The University of Hong Kong demoed "Single molecule localization microscopy" with NBI SRiS systems to show the cutting-edge super-resolution imaging technology to young scientists from France, US, Switzerland, Korea and China. Everyone is very excited to personally have the oppotunity to operate, get their first super-resolution images.

Young scientists with their super-resolution images
Young scientist and Dr. Mickael
The official website of the Croucher Foundation

The official website of the Crouchery Foundation also uses NBI's super-resolution pictures for publicity. If you are interested in the world's most advanced cutting-edge imaging technology, please also pay attention to this meeting, is currently held every two years.

See you next time

Appendix:

The Croucher Foundation is an independent private foundation established by the late Noel Croucher in 1979 to promote the standard of the natural sciences, technology and medicine in Hong Kong. The work of the Foundation is organised into five broad areas:

– scholarships and fellowships for promising young Hong Kong scientists and medical doctors to pursue research overseas;

– research fellowships to enable scientists in Hong Kong to pursue their intellectual inclinations, and to engage in bold new work;

– research fellowships to enable scientists in Hong Kong to pursue their intellectual inclinations, and to engage in bold new work;

– conferences, workshops and collaborative research to facilitate the exchange of ideas between Hong Kong scientists and their counterparts overseas;

– demonstration lectures to promote a wider understanding of science among Hong Kong school students and undergraduate students;

– support for any undergraduate student in Hong Kong experiencing sudden financial difficulty. Noel Croucher entrusted the governance of his Foundation to the discretion of a Board of Trustees. Lord Todd, the Nobel Laureate and Master of Christ’s College, Cambridge was the founding President of the Foundation. The current Chairman is Professor Tak Wah Mak, a Fellow of the Royal Society, a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an internationally recognised pioneer in the fields of immunology and cancer research. Professor Mak took up the chairmanship of the Croucher Foundation in June 2011. The immediate past Chairman is Professor Yuet Wai Kan FRS.