16 July 2021
Imaging Data Platform grant for Elizabeth Carroll and Jacob Hoogenboom
The EU regional innovation funding (EFRO) has awarded a 1.5 M€ grant to a consortium including ImPhys researchers Jacob Hoogenboom and Elizabeth Carroll. The consortium, further consisting of Gouda-based electronics and software company Technolution and the University Medical Center in Groningen, will together develop, validate, and use an novel imaging data platform that can deal with the massive amounts of imaging data generated by our novel multi-beam FAST-EM.
09 July 2021
Dutch Minister for public health Hugo de Jong visits Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Center
On July 7th the Dutch minister of Public Health Hugo de Jong visited the Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Center (PDPC). Several researchers, including ImPhys researcher Frans Vos, presented their research projects.
29 June 2021
Iman Esmaeil Zadeh joined ImPhys as Assistant Professor
As of May 2021, Iman Esmaeil Zadeh has been appointed as assistant professor in Optics research group. Dr. Esmaeil Zadeh has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed journal papers and has more than ten years of experience on the design, nano-fabrication, and characterization of photonic devices, superconducting detectors and the integration of semiconducting devices in photonic structures.
28 June 2021
Boosting Dutch industry in the field of optics and optomechatronics
Last week Paul Urbach participated in the German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce (DNHK) meeting with the Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. They spoke to 18 German and Dutch companies, knowledge institutions and umbrella organizations about German-Dutch economic relations.
21 June 2021
Huangcheng Shangguan joined ImPhys as PhD student
Huangcheng Shangguan came from China and graduated from Shenzhen University with a Master’s degree in 2021, majoring in Optics Engineering. He joined ImPhys to pursue his PhD degree under the supervision of Jeroen Kalkman and Paul Urbach. He will be doing research on 3D and high-speed imaging of Integrated Circuits.
18 June 2021
How to find structurally different molecules before they disappear in the average?
Published today in Nature Communications a study about finding heterogeneity in SMLM data. Particle fusion for single molecule localization microscopy improves signal-to-noise ratio and overcomes underlabeling, but ignores structural heterogeneity or conformational variability. This study presents a-priori knowledge-free unsupervised classification of structurally different particles employing the Bhattacharya cost function as dissimilarity metric.
18 June 2021
Future managers and engineers learn to cooperate with Technology Management
Academic programmes often produce specialists, each highly skilled in their own discipline but not necessarily well-prepared for a career in multidisciplinary companies. At Applied Sciences in Delft and Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management, however, they have been teaching their students for over a decade how to collaborate with people who think differently.
16 June 2021
Structured illumination microscopy with noise-controlled image reconstructions
This week a study appeared in Nature Methods on the impact of noise on Structured Illumination Microscopy image reconstructions, and how this knowledge helps to make these reconstructions less sensitive to artefacts as well as to eliminate arbitrary user set parameters. The work was done by Carlas Smith, Kees Hagen, Jacob Hoogenboom, and Sjoerd Stallinga together with PhD-students and collaborators in Erasmus Medical Center and Oxford.
15 June 2021
ZonMw grant for Elizabeth Carroll
Together with colleagues from other institutions, Elizabeth Carroll has won a grant of up to 750,000 euros in the ZonMw Open Competition. The team will investigate stress in insulin-producing cells.
14 June 2021
Impressive track record: Eric Verschuur conducts EAGE course for 50th time
Eric Verschuur was elected in 2006 as the first lecturer for the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) Education Tour, with 15 lectures in a year throughout Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Russia. Since then he conducts the course 2-3 times a year throughout the whole world.