The Program Committee for Pittcon 2018 has announced that the Plenary Lecture will be delivered by 2014 Nobel Laureate, Stefan Hell.
The Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, will deliver a lecture entitled 'Optical Microscopy: The Resolution Revolution' at 5.15pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
Dr. Hell will focus on microscopy concepts that can resolve fluorescent features down to molecular dimensions. He explained: “In this lecture, I will discuss the simple yet powerful principles that allow neutralising the limiting role of diffraction 1,2.
"In a nutshell, feature molecules residing closer than the diffraction barrier are transferred to different (quantum) states, usually a bright fluorescent state and a dark state, so that they become discernible for a brief period of detection.Thus, the resolution-limiting role of diffraction is overcome, and the interior of transparent samples, such as living cells and tissues, can be imaged at the nanoscale.”
Dr. Annette Wilson, the 2018 Pittcon program chair said: “Adding a plenary lecture to this year’s program is part of the ongoing initiative to add value to an already high quality technical program.”
Pittcon 2018 conference and exposition will take place February 26 to March 1, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL.