Fundamentals of Fluorescence Microscopy: Exploring Life with Light

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 12, 2013 - Science - 218 pages
This book starts at an introductory level and leads reader to the most advanced topics in fluorescence imaging and super-resolution techniques that have enabled new developments such as nanobioimaging, multiphoton microscopy, nanometrology and nanosensors.
The interdisciplinary subject of fluorescence microscopy and imaging requires complete knowledge of imaging optics and molecular physics. So, this book approaches the subject by introducing optical imaging concepts before going in more depth about advanced imaging systems and their applications. Additionally, molecular orbital theory is the important basis to present molecular physics and gain a complete understanding of light-matter interaction at the geometrical focus. The two disciplines have some overlap since light controls the molecular states of molecules and conversely, molecular states control the emitted light. These two mechanisms together determine essential imaging factors such as, molecular cross-section, Stoke shift, emission and absorption spectra, quantum yield, signal-to-noise ratio, Forster resonance energy transfer (FRET), fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) and fluorescence lifetime. These factors form the basis of many fluorescence based devices.
The book is organized into two parts. The first part deals with basics of imaging optics and its applications. The advanced part takes care of several imaging techniques and related instrumentation that are developed in the last decade pointing towards far-field diffraction unlimited imaging.

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Alberto Diaspro, born in Genoa, Italy, on April 7, 1959, received his Laurea in Electronic Engineering in 1983, Univ.of Genoa. Dir. Nanophys at Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Deputy Director of IIT, Prof. Appl. Phys. at Univ.of Genoa. President of Optics Within Life Sciences, IEEE Senior member and Editor in chief of Microscopy Research and Technique (7/2013).
Alberto Diaspro is a member of the Bioengineering and Robotics PhD Advisory Committee (University of Genova) and affiliated with the Institute of Biophysics of the National Research Council (CNR). He founded LAMBS in 2003 (Laboratory for Advanced Microscopy, Bioimaging and Spectroscopy, President of EBSA (European Biophysical Societies' Association, (2009?2011), President of OWLS (Optics with Life Sciences) (2010?2014) and member of the International Relations Committee of the Biophysical Society. ISI Pubs > 250, H=30, cit > 4000 (Google Scholar). AD is involved in research development of instrumentation for applications in biophysics and biomedical engineering and in nanobiotechnological projects.

Partha Pratim Mondal is an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Science in the department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2005. He has been a researcher at the MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA and at the universities of Genova, Italy and also was a ICTP Fellow, Trieste, Italy. He has more than 30 journal publications to his name and 18 contributions to conference proceedings. Currently, he is Associate Editor for Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing) , Academic Editor to the AIP Advances journal and an editorial board member to ‘Microscopy, Research and Technique (Wiley).

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