Biophysical Reviews

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 285–286 | Cite as

Overview of the second super-resolution microscopy session of the joint Asian Biophysics Association/Australian Society for Biophysics meeting

  • Donna R. WhelanEmail author
Letter to the Editor

On Wednesday, December 5, the second super-resolution microscopy session of the joint Asian Biophysics Association/Australian Society for Biophysics meeting welcomed speakers covering topics spanning individual nanoparticles and viral proteins to whole cell membrane dynamics and damage response pathways. The speakers in this session were Assoc. Prof. Olga Shimoni from the University of Technology in Sydney, Dr. Niall Geoghegan from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Mr. Max Baker from the University of Sydney, and Dr. Donna Whelan from La Trobe University in Bendigo.

The session commenced with a presentation by Assoc. Prof. Olga Shimoni on the benefits of using upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) for long-term quantitative analysis of single nanoparticles.UCNPs contain thousands of photon sensitizers (i.e., Yb3+ ions) and activators ions (i.e., Tm3+ and Er3+ ions) to form an energy transfer network capable of strong fluorescence emissions (Wang et...


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Donna R. Whelan declares that she has no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, La Trobe Institute for Molecular ScienceLa Trobe UniversityBendigoAustralia

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