Amazing Images from the Analytical and Quantitative Light Microscopy Course

Diatoms imaged on a Nikon microscope during the 2022 AQLM Course. Credit: Tomasz Nawara

Analytical and Quantitative Light Microscopy (AQLM) kicked off the 2022 Advanced Research Training Course season at the MBL. AQLM, which took place from April 27 -  May 6, is a comprehensive course for researchers in biology, medicine, and material sciences. It provides a systematic and in-depth examination of the theory of image formation and application of video and digital methods for exploring subtle interactions between light and the specimen.

As one would expect from a course focused on microscopy, there were some amazing visuals to come out of this year's 2022 AQLM course.

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EB3 comets in Arabidopsis cells. Arabidopsis are small flowering plants related to cabbage and mustard. Imaged during the 2022 AQLM course at the MBL. Credit: Bhuvanasundar Ranganathan, Northwestern University
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Porcine kidney cells. One of their proteins is tagged with EGFP, a fluorescent protein that allows us to track the protein dynamics in living cells. This protein is involved in regulating dynamics of cellular skeleton. Credit: Christopher Anderson, 89 North

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Both of these videos show mammalian cells expressing EB3-eGFP, a fluorescent construction of the end-binding protein 3, which regulates and coordinates microtubules dynamics at the plus-ends. Credit: National Laboratory for Advanced Microscopy from the National Autonomous University of Mexico

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Mammalian cells both expressing EB3-eGFP and stained with MitoTracker, a red fluorescent probe for mitochondria labeling in live cells. Credit: Alejandro Linares, National Laboratory for Advanced Microscopy from the National Autonomous University of Mexico

Head over to Twitter @AQLMMBL to see more amazing images from this year's course.