New publication in Nature Methods

New publication in Nature Methods

News, Publications
Our recent paper on "Simultaneous whole-animal 3D imaging of neuronal activity using light-field microscopy” was published today in Nature Methods. Using light-field deconvolution microscopy for functional biological imaging, we were able to simultaneous  record the activity of the entire nervous system of C. elegans and showed whole brain imaging in zebrafish larvae at 20Hz volume rate.  Click here for further information.
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WF-TEFO Method Featured in ANDOR News

News
The method Wide-field temporal focusing (WF-TEFO) technique was recently featured on the Andor News webpage. Click here to visit the press release by Andor or read more about the technique on our website. 
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New Publication in Nature Methods

Publications
Our recent paper on "Brain-wide 3D imaging of neuronal activity Caenorhabditis elegans with sculpted light" was published today in Nature Methods. Here, we introduce wide-field temporal focusing (WF-TEFO), a two-photon technique, which is based on light-sculpting and enables recording the activity of the majority of neurons in the head ganglia of C. elegans with high temporal and spatial resolution. Click here to read the abstract or browse the research section on our homepage, to read more about the new technique which enables neurobiologists to acquire realtime 3D-videos of active neurons (see video below).
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New Nature Publication online

New Nature Publication online

Publications
We are happy to announce, that David Cisneros - a shared Postdoc of our group and the lab of Jan-Michael Peters at the IMP Vienna - has contributed to a recent Nature publication which sheds light on the organization of chromosome structure and segregation: Wapl is an essential regulator of chromatin structure and chromosome segregation These findings reveal that the stability of cohesin–DNA interactions is an important determinant of chromatin structure, and indicate that cohesin has an architectural role in interphase chromosome territories.
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QUEBS Conference 2013

News
This year we had the honor to host the annual Quantum Effects in Biological Systems Workshop covering the latest developments in quantum phenomena in biological systems and chemical structures central to life. The meeting was held June 29th – July 3rd 2013 at the Bio Center Campus in Vienna. Pictures of the event can be requested from christoph[dot]goetz[at]imp[dot]ac[dot]at.   [oqeygallery id=3]
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New Group Members

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We welcome our new groupmembers David Wartmann and Moritz Numrich with background in biophysics and quantumphysics. They will support the group in our ongoing experiments on quantum biophysics, optogenetics and circuit neuroscience.
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HFSP grant for the Vaziri group

News
The award of an Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) program grant to Alipasha Vaziri was announced recently. We congratulate Alipasha on his success in this highly competitive global selection process. The project, entitled 'In vivo functional imaging and high-resolution manipulations of hippocampal memory circuits’ will be investigated jointly with collaborators from the University of Strasbourg as well as Columbia University in New York and the University of Texas. The HFSP offers research support to promote intercontinental collaboration and training in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in the life sciences. The applicants involved physicists, neuroscientists, molecular biologists and chemists and only 33 grantholders were chosen from 800 applicants.
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Lectures this semester

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Alipasha Vaziri will be teaching two lectures this semesters at the University of Vienna. The courses are entitled 'Biological frontiers of physics' and 'Seven influential physics tools for biologists'. More information can be found by clicking on the links above or on our website. The exact schedules and venues are posted in the Vorlesungsverzeichnis.
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