An afternoon with Nobel Laureate, William E. Moerner
Prof. William E. Moerner
2014 Nobel Laureate in Physical Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy
Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and Professor, by courtesy of Applied Physics
Stanford University, USA
Date: 11 February 2016
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: South 1 Lecture Theatre, 43 Rainforest Walk, Monash University, Clayton Campus
This event is free for everyone to attend. Drinks and nibbles will be provided after the talk.
Please register your attendance at RSVP (for catering)
About super-resolution microscopy:
In normal microscopes the wavelength of light sets a limit to the level of detail possible. However this limitation can be circumvented by methods that make use of fluorescence, a phenomenon in which certain substances become luminous after having been exposed to light. Around 2000, Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner helped create a method in which fluorescence in individual molecules is steered by light. An image of very high resolution is achieved by combining images in which different molecules are activated. This makes it possible to track processes occurring inside living cells.