The Institute of Photonic Sciences


Center of Excellence in STORM
1st European STORM workshop at ICFO
Aug 3, 2012

The European STORM Workshop, first of its kind in Europe, was hosted at ICFO during a two day event on June 29-30, 2012

The European STORM Workshop, first of its kind in Europe, was hosted at ICFO during a two day event on June 29-30, 2012. STORM is a cutting edge nanoscopic imaging technique that allows scientists to peer into biological samples with unprecedented resolution. The expertise of the Advanced Fluorescence Imaging and Biophysics (AFIB) group at ICFO in the STORM technology has allowed for a collaboration with Nikon Instruments Europe to host the STORM Center of Excellence at ICFO since 2011.



The workshop, which was co-sponsored by Nikon Instruments Europe, brought together 19 researchers (mostly biologists) from across Europe to be trained in this enabling technology. The program started with informative talks given by experts from Harvard University as well as the AFIB group, and continued with hands on training sessions on topics ranging from sample preparation and imaging to data analysis, taught by members of the AFIB group. The workshop will enable biologists to become more comfortable with this cutting-edge optical microscopy tool, opening the doors for new breakthroughs in biology.