ACES and ANFF Materials Weekly Webinar Series

ACES and ANFF Materials have developed a series of webinars to give their team, collaborators and the wider research community the opportunity to further their learning and stay up to date from home.

The Node’s resident experts will provide insights into important professional and technical areas including in electromaterials science, translation and commercialisation, academic writing and job skills.

All webinars will be hosted via Zoom, with login details provided prior to each event.

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Olympus Webinar: Introducing Upconversion Nanoparticles for Fluorescence Microscopy

4pm, 8 July 2020

Lanthanide-based upconversion nanoparticles (UCNP) have emerged as a new type of fluorescent probes offering unique optical properties for microscopy imaging. However, such uniqueness also means they are not readily applicable to standard fluorescence microscopy, which has been a barrier to their adoption in life sciences. In this webinar, you will learn about the basics of UCNPs and the minimum modification to standard instruments to be able to observe them. We will also discuss their multiplexing capability of detecting and analysing multiple targets of interest, as well as their potential for excitation by light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to avoid pains to address laser safety issues. The advantages and benefits of UCNPs for fluorescence microscopy opens doors to new research and applications for biomedical and molecular scientists.


  • An introduction to UCNPs
  • Using UCNPs in wide-field and confocal microscopy
  • Multiplexing imaging with UCNPs
  • Illuminating UCNPs by light-emitting diodes
  • Conclusions and outlook

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