Happy International Women’s Day 2021

Celebrating female microscopists

On this International Women’s Day, March 8, 2021, ZEISS Microscopy takes a look back at the past year and the many inspiring women we have met whose sharp minds are advancing research across many different fields.

Live Cell Imaging to Study Neuron Development

Dr. Gabriela Toro is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Manchester (United Kingdom). She is using live cell imaging to study how cells develop into neurons and create the vertebrate central nervous system.

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How Does Biology Sculpt with Silicon

Ms. Katya Rechav is a staff scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel). She worked on a team that led to the development of a novel methodology to use cryoEM and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) to accurately measure intracellular silicon levels in diatoms.

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Studying the Immunology of Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Christine Bender is a postdoctoral research associate at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (USA) and was lead author on a paper using slide scanning microscopy to study pancreatic tissue from both healthy people and those suffering from type 1 diabetes.

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Improving the Design of Anode Materials in Lithium Ion Batteries

Dr. Fereshteh Falah Chamasemani is a postdoctoral research associate at the Materials Center Leoben (Austria). She works on a team focused on innovating materials used in microelectronics and energy to improve functional material design for industrial applications.

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Dr. Steph Rainey in front of her mosquito colonies

Studying Viruses with Light Sheet Microscopy

Dr. Steph Rainey is a research fellow at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (United Kingdom). She works to understand how the bacterium Wolbachia blocks the replication of clinically important arboviruses, such as dengue.

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Reconstructing Past Ways of Life Through Archaeobotany

Dr. Rita Scheel-Ybert oversees the Laboratory of Archaeobotany and Landscape at Museu Nacional (Brazil). We spoke with her about her research and their efforts to recover after a massive fire.

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Àngels Mateu-Regué analyzing fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) data.

Probing the Molecules that Control Protein Levels in Your Cells

Àngels Mateu-Regué is a graduate student at the Center for Genomic Medicine (Denmark). She was the lead author on a paper using superresolution microscopy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy to understand the molecules which control mRNA.

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Investigating Cements for Endodontology

Dr. Josette Camilleri is a clinical academic at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry (United Kingdom). She uses scanning electron microscopy for microstructural analysis and energy-dispersive spectroscopy for elemental analysis of dental cements.

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