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.