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Through the Microscope Lens: Understanding How Cells Move

Through the Microscope Lens: Understanding How Cells Move

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
12 PM EST / 9 AM PST / 5 PM GMT

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Our understanding of cell cytoskeleton function has progressed rapidly in recent years, bolstered in large measure by advances in microscopy instruments and methods. From fast confocal and super-resolution imaging to total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy and even single molecule optical traps, a number of amazing imaging tools are now being exploited to better understand how cells move. In this webinar, our speakers will describe their latest research using advanced imaging methods and instruments to understand cytoskeletal dynamics.

In this webinar, you will:

• Learn basic and advanced microscopy techniques for studies of cellular function

• Learn specialized imaging techniques aimed at exploring cytoskeletal dynamics

• Learn the latest on cell movement and migration research

• Have the chance to ask questions to our expert speakers during a live Q and A session

Featured Speakers

John Hammer, PhD.
Senior Investigator, Molecular Cell Biology Section, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH

Dr. Hammer’s research interests are focused on the roles motor proteins and cytoskeletal dynamics play in driving the motility of cells and organelles. To accomplish this, Dr. Hammer uses genetic, biochemical, and biophysics approaches, coupled with advanced imaging techniques, to study the molecular interactions associated with cell movement.

Joshua Rappoport, PhD.
Research Associate Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University and Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy and the Nikon Imaging Center

Dr. Rappoport’s research interests focus on the roles of vesicle trafficking and microtubule transport in cell motility. Dr. Rappoport employs a number of cutting-edge imaging techniques in his research studies, including TIRF, structured illumination microscopy, and super-resolution imaging.


Patrick C.H. Lo, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, BioTechniques

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