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April 10, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Microscopes use optics to reveal invisible levels of biological detail. Although the theory of optics has not changed in more than a century, advances over the past decade in lasers, optoelectronics and molecular probes have revolutionized microscopes’ capabilities. It is now routinely possible to image the motion and activity of molecules in living cells or tissues at sub-second frame rates and sub-200 nanometer resolution.

Increasingly, microscopes can also be used to precisely manipulate a protein’s activity or sub-cellular localization.

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to attend an enlightening presentation by Aaron Taylor, Ph.D., managing director of U-M’s Microscopy Core, entitled “Microscopy: You can observe a lot by just watching!”

Taylor’s major areas of expertise are cell and developmental biology, light microscopy and image analysis. He received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Brown University and has publications in the areas of neuronal cell biology, developmental molecular genetics and iterative tomographic reconstruction.

The talk will take place on Thursday, April 18 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Danto Auditorium at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center. A reception with light refreshments will follow the presentation.

Attendees are asked to register to help with catering headcount.

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.