From groundbreaking in November 2002, to the official opening on September 6, 2006, the Janelia Farm Research Campus
(JFRC) of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has been the focus of a great deal of attention from the scientific community.
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"It knocks the socks off of standard fluorescence microscopy from a resolution perspective," notes Eric Betzig, a researcher at the Janelia Farm Research Campus
, Ashburn, Va., and co-developer of the PALM platform.
The program has already found some new features of the fly brain, said study coauthor Hanchuan Peng of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus
in Ashburn, Va.
"If you look at all the truly large, unsolved problems in biology, there is a very good chance that they will not be solved by one laboratory or by scientists in one discipline," says Gerald Rubin, HHMI vp and director of the Janelia Farm Research Campus
. "These problems require interdisciplinary researchers like the team we have assembled at Janelia Farm."
Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's (HHMI) Janelia Farm Research Campus
, Ashburn, Va., for example, have recently developed a new computational method to rapidly track the complex and data-rich 3-D movements of cells in fluorescence microscope images, providing an automated methodology that by-passes the time-consuming process of reconstructing an animal's developmental building plan cell-by-cell.
Scientists led by Marta Zlatic of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus
in Ashburn, Va" took advantage of an existing set of specially mutated flies.
According to Barry Dickson, a neuroscientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus
in Ashburn, Virginia, similar studies have been successful in mice using optogenetics, a method of triggering neurons with light.
London, Mar 5 (ANI): Scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus
have invented a new microscope that will let researchers use an exquisitely thin sheet of light to peer inside single living cells, revealing the three-dimensional shapes of cellular landmarks in unprecedented detail.
To overcome this limitation, researchers Eric Betzig, group leader at Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus
, Ashburn, Va., and Harald Hess, director, applied physics and instrumentation group, also at Janelia Farm Research Campus
, have worked together to create a new photoactivated localization microscope system, PALM.
"Don't implement a best practice just because it looks good; we strive for a return on our investment of time and resources." Mike Day, director of facilities, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus
, Ashburn, VA, recommends following that same thought process when singling out procedures that warrant improvement.
Neurobiologist Igor Siwanowicz of the Janelia Farm Research Campus
in Ashburn, Va., created this psychedelic image of a bladderwort's trap using fluorescent dye to tag the cellulose in plant cell walls.