Science Pub Mission: Microscopes & Molecules

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Of Microscopes and Molecules: Using Optics to Think Big by Seeing Small with James Galbraith, PhD, Associate Professor in the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine and Discovery Engine Investigator at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Microscopes were invented in the 1600s and are still a common tool in many biology labs today. They allow us to visualize objects not visible to the naked eye. Unfortunately there is a limit to their resolving power, and this constraint is still above the size threshold of many objects in biology such as molecules. That was, until several years ago, when the Nobel Prize was awarded for breaking this limitation and allowing scientists to peer into the inner workings of living cells. In this talk, bioengineering professor Jim Galbraith will discuss optics, microscopy, and how we are now able to visualize single molecules in living cells. He will also illustrate how these advances in imaging are being used to change our understanding of biology and what they mean to the future of medicine.

Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation | All ages welcome
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By: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

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