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Super resolution microscopy

 February 19, 2016 | Simon Jenkins


A donation from Michael Beverley (Economics and Politics 1973) to the Making a World of Difference Campaign funded the development and construction of our Super Resolution Light Microscope, giving Leeds a significant head start on research into areas such as cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease.

The microscope – ten times more powerful than standard light microscopes – allows researchers to explore the structure of human proteins to a far greater level of detail than previous equipment allowed.

The gift has already leveraged further benefits for the University: new research grants to use this technology, funding for two further super resolution microscopes and a paper on kindey disease published in a leading journal.

Super resolution microscopy