Advancing and Extending the Spectral Range for Imaging in Fluorescence Microscopy
This webinar discusses the advances in fluorescence illumination and detection in biological microscopy, expanding research capabilities from visible to shortwave infrared (SWIR) spectral ranges. New versatile light sources and an innovative InGaAs camera system enable precise excitation and imaging of fluorophores in biomedical applications, including in vivo and intra-vital microscopy. The incorporation of near-infrared (NIR) and SWIR wavelengths allows visualization of previously unseen features with deeper imaging capabilities. The X-Cite® light sources deliver high excitation power across UV-visible-NIR, while the PCO® InGaAs camera ensures seamless imaging, making them essential tools for advanced biomedical research.
About the Presenters:
Dr. Kavita Aswani, Senior BioMedical Applications Scientist, Excelitas Technologies
With a Ph.D. earned from the University of Iowa, she boasts an extensive background, encompassing 7 years of scientific research expertise and over 23 years of applications experience in the fields of microscopy and fluorescence industry. Throughout her career, Kavita has contributed to numerous publications and peer-reviewed journal articles. Her specialized areas of work include widefield illumination microscopy, laser scanning microscopy, and flow cytometry. She remains an engaged member of both the Society for Neuroscience and the Royal Microscopical Society
Dr. Gerhard Holst, Senior Imaging Product & Application Scientist, Excelitas Technologies
Dr. Gerhard Holst graduated at the Technical University Aachen, Germany, with a Diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1991 (Information Technology) and went on to complete his Doctorate at the University of Dortmund in collaboration with the Max-Planck-Institute for Systemphysiology in Dortmund, Germany from 1991 - 1994. Gerhard furthered his research as member of the Microsensor Research Group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany from 1994 – 2001. From 2001 – 2021 Gerhard was head of the research & science department at PCO AG, where he was responsible for new technologies, research and sensor projects, including the development of sCMOS image sensors.
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