Going back to basics, my first Micscape paper is thus devoted to an early student microscope stand of the second mid of the 19th century. Thanks to its open design, this microscope is ideal for demonstrations, and also for oblique epi-darkfield illumination to reveal physical colors from diatoms.
Abstract: Recent advances in nanophotonics open the way for promising applications towards efficient single molecule fluorescence analysis. In this review, we discuss how photonic methods bring innovative solutions for two essential questions: how to detect a single molecule in a highly concentrated solution, and how to enhance the faint optical signal emitted per molecule? The focus is set primarily on the widely used technique of fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS), yet the discussion can be extended to other single molecule detection methods.
The Fresnel Institute at the University of Marseilles (http://www.fresnel.fr), a leading laboratory in the field of Optics, Electromagnetism and Image Processing invites applications for an Associate Professor level position in the field of Biophotonics.
Outstanding candidates with demonstrated excellence in basic research in linear and nonlinear optical microscopy will have high priority. Expertise in nanoparticles fabrication and/or bio-labelling, optical field enhancement with nanostructure for bio-detection will be appreciated. Responsibilities will include conducting basic laboratory research in the Mosaic group http://www.fresnel.fr/mosaic) together with teaching (in French) at undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Marseilles (Université de Provence) .
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