Imaging ONEWORLD - 'Adaptive optics for microscopy: the past, the present and the future' - Professor Martin Booth
14 June 2021
This week will feature Professor Martin Booth, The University of Oxford
Scientific Organisers: Stefanie Reichelt, Alex Sossick, Nick Barry, Alessandro Esposito and Kirti Prakash
The meeting will begin at 1pm BST.
As part of the 'Imaging ONEWORLD' series, the focus of these lectures is on microscopy and image analysis methods and how to apply these to your research. Almost all aspects of imaging such as sample preparation, labelling strategies, experimental workflows, ‘how-to’ image and analyse, as well as facilitating collaborations and inspiring new scientific ideas will be covered. Speakers will be available for questions and answers. The organisers, CRUK CI core facility staff, Gurdon Institute, MRC-LMB, MRC Cancer Unit and NPL will be able to continue the discussion and provide advice on your imaging projects.
Professor Martin Booth
Professor Booth is Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. His research involves the development and application of adaptive optical methods in microscopy, laser-based materials processing and biomedical imaging. In particular, his group have developed numerous implementations of adaptive optics for aberration correction in high and super resolution microscopes. He has held a range of significant research fellowships and grants and has been the recipient of several awards, including in 2014 the International Commission for Optics Prize. He has over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals, over twenty patents, and has co-founded two spin-off companies.
Adaptive optics (AO) have been widely used for the measurement and correction of aberrations in microscopes, particularly to overcome the problems caused when focussing deep into specimens. Over the past couple of decades, a range of AO methods have been developed for many different microscopes and applications, spanning from large volume imaging for neuroscience to super-resolution microscopy for cell biology. We review the history of these developments and assess the current status of the field. The future challenges in transforming AO microscopy into a widely used technology will also be discussed.