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Nobel prize for bioimaging !


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Stefan Hell, Eric Betzig and William Moerner have been honored with the highest scientific award, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2014, for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. Stefan Hell developed principles of Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopy while William Moerner and Eric Betzig laid the foundation for single molecule microscopy. Both methods allow scientists to visualize individual molecules in cells on nanometer range, a resolution that was until recently considered unreachable. Nobel Lectures will be held on Monday 8 December 2014, at the Aula Magna, Stockholm University. It was a rare honor and a real pride for the organizers of the CNRS summer school MiFoBio2014, one a the major training/teaching event of the GDR MIV and France-BioImaging community, to have welcomed among its distinguished speakers Eric Betzig who was awarded the day after his conference ! Next Focus on Microscopy conference meeting will be held in Gottingen, Stefan Hell’s city! Do not miss the registration date.

• October 16, 2014