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The BioEPIX group soon at Janelia Research Campus !

Studying the influence of nanosecond pulsed electric fields on cytoskeletal and mitochondrial networks in human glioblastoma cells with live-cell 3D structured Illumination microscopy

The BioEPIX group of the XLIM Research Institute has been selected  for the visiting scientist programme at the renowned Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Ashburn, Virginia. The programme is run by Janelia’s Advanced Imaging Center and funds visits to carry out experiments on unique, state-of-the-art super-resolution microscopy systems developed by on-site experts including the 2014 Nobel laureate Eric Betzig. The visiting project is part of the PhD research of Lynn CARR (University of Limoges - 2nd year PhD student Ecole Doctorale Bio-Santé), which focuses on using imaging to elucidate the cellular mechanisms of a new treatment for cancer that uses nanosecond pulsed electric fields (nsPEF). The selected project will study the subcellular effects of nsPEF on human cancer cells using a high speed, multicolor structured illumination (SIM) super-resolution microscope system developed at Janelia by the late, eminent pioneer of SIM microscopy, Mats Gustafsson. The team from XLIM will including Lynn CARR, her PhD supervisor Dr. Rod O’CONNOR, LabEx Chair in Bioengineering, and Dr. Philippe LEVEQUE, CNRS Director of Research will visit Janelia this summer.