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Call for contributions to Special Issue of Microscopy Research and Technique (Wiley) on Photobleaching and Photodamage

Medically efficient treatments often go along with unwanted side effects. In much the same manner, microscopic imaging at high spatio-temporal resolution pushes the limits by destroying fluorescent labels, affecting the biological process under study or even compromising sample viability.

While photobleaching and photodamage are a common treat for experimenters, detailed information underlying their mechanisms, magnitude and effects on biological results are relatively absent from the literature. The special issue of MRT aims at providing an overview of what is known, discuss possible remedies and, above all, provide a forum for discussing these often concealed phenomena.

The special issue is the fruit of the last meeting of publisher representatives and members of the Editorial Board of Wileys Microscopy Research and Technique at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genova on invitation of the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Alberto Diaspro (2nd from right), to analyse the journal’s performance decide on the 2020 editorial strategy. The special issue on Photobleaching and Photodamage in Microscopy will be edited by Martin Oheim (Paris) and Elisa May. (Konstanz). Please contact Martin Oheim for more infos and enquiries for contributions.