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Part of our research involves advanced light microscopy approaches. A large amount of teaching and tutorial material is available on the web in this field. In this page, I would like to post some useful links.

In addition, you will find here tutorial material developed in our lab and from our interactions with collaborators.

Useful links: in the pages mentioned below you will find more material and links to relevant imaging sites.

Montpellier RIO Imaging   A core regional facility microscopy with strong and vast methodological and technical expertise in many fields of imaging, in addition to
state-of-the-art instrumentation and
a capacity for advanced training. Our laboratory is part of this facility as an "associated research group specialized in high spatial resolution imaging".

Optical microscopy primer   A web-based teaching resource with extremely good quality material. The site is regularly updated to meet technological advances in the microscopy field.

Olympus microscopy resource center   Similar to the above site, with which it shares part of the information. Perhaps even more complete than the above site, in particular interactive tutorials.

Wikipedia: deconvolution   This is a site based on "Wiki" web programming (see here for explanations), i.e. a resource site with possiblity to edit and enter new information yourself! The Wikipedia is a large Editable encyclopedia, and the link is about  restoration of microscopically acquired images by the process of "Deconvolution".

Wikipedia: Super resolution microscopy    Super-resolution microscopy is a form of light microscopy. Due to the diffraction of light, the resolution of conventional light microscopy is limited as stated by Ernst Abbe in 1873. A good approximation of the resolution attainable is the FWHM (full width at half-maximum) of the point spread function, and a precise widefield microscope with high numerical aperture and visible light usually reaches a resolution of ~250 nm. Super-resolution techniques allow the capture of images with a higher resolution than the diffraction limit. They fall into two broad categories, "true" super-resolution techniques, which capture information contained in evanescent waves, and "functional" super-resolution techniques, which uses clever experimental techniques and known limitations on the matter being imaged to reconstruct a super-resolution image. This well-written Wikipedia page discusses the various super resolution approaches available to date.


Download a tutorial on image restoration by deconvolution !!!

This turorial (3.1 Mb ppt file) was developed by Volker Bäcker, a software engineer who works in the Montpellier RIO Imaging facility. It's excellent, don't miss it...


Last update: 15/03/2012