Microscopy Science:

Last Approaches on Educational Programs and Applied Research

Microscopy Book Series #8 - Topics

A compilation of the more representative topics is listed below but any proposal based on a different topic will be welcome. The proposed topics for this book include but are not limited to:

Applications of microscopy in biology and medicine:

  • Bacteriology
  • Biological microanalysis
  • Biological sample preparation methods
  • Biological ultrastructure (cells, tissues, virus, organ systems)
  • Biomedical applications
  • Biopolymers
  • Blood/immunology
  • Botany
  • Correlative microscopy
  • Developmental/reproductive biology
  • Entomology
  • Living cell imaging
  • Macro molecular interactions
  • Microbiology
  • Microscopy of molecular cell biology processes
  • Molecular motors
  • Mycology
  • Neurobiology
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Sample preparation
  • Single-cell analysis
  • Time resolved analyses of cells and molecules
  • Virology

Applications of microscopy in physical/chemical sciences:

  • Analysis of cultural heritage/ancient materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Calibration standards
  • Composites
  • Defects in materials
  • Effects of microstructure on manufacture and commercial applications
  • Geology/mineralogy
  • Magnetic materials
  • Materials for energy conversion
  • Nanophases, nano-structures, clusters and catalysts
  • Nanotribology
  • Novel functional materials
  • Oxidation/corrosion
  • Phenomena at surfaces/interfaces
  • Polymers
  • Quantification of surface structure/texture
  • Radiation effects in materials
  • Sample preparation
  • Semiconductor materials and devices
  • Surfaces/films/coatings

Advances in methods and techniques:

  • Adaptive optics for microscopy
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Atomic resolution
  • Auger electron microscopy
  • Bright field and fluorescence microscopy
  • Compositional mapping
  • Computational methods for microscopy
  • Confocal and multiphoton-excitation microscopy
  • Cytochemistry (light and electron histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization)
  • Diffraction techniques
  • Electron crystallography
  • Electron holography
  • Electrostatic Force Microscopy (EFM)
  • Field ion microscopy
  • FRET (Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer), FRAP (Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching), FLIM (Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging), FCS (Fluorescence Correlative Spectroscopy)
  • High content microscopy
  • High resolution electron microscopy
  • Image analysis
  • Image simulation and image processing techniques
  • Instrument performance
  • In situ microscopy techniques
  • Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM)
  • Microbeam mass spectroscopy
  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • Multidimensional fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy imaging
  • Nanoscale Time-dependent Dielectric Breakdown (nanoTDDB)
  • New fluorescence probes
  • Optical Coherence Microscopy
  • PALM (Photoactivation Localization Microscopy), STORM (Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy), GSDIM (Grand Sate Depletion Microscopy), SOFI (Super-resolution Optical Fluctuation Imaging)
  • Remote microscopy
  • Sample preparation
  • Scanning Microwave Impedance Microscopy (sMIM)
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Secondary ion mass spectroscopy
  • SEM/TEM
  • SHG/THG (Second/Third Armonic Generation) Microscopy, SFG (Sum-frequency Generation) Microscopy, CARS (Coherence Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering)
  • Stereology
  • Virtual microscopy
  • X-ray microscopy
  • XRF/XRD techniques
  • 4pi microscopy, SIM (Structural Illumination Microscopy), STED (Structural Emission Microscopy)


Educational materials on microscopy:

  • Case studies
  • Educational programs
  • Educational software
  • Evaluation of new pedagogical materials
  • Microscopy in the elementary and middle-school
  • Pedagogical and low-cost microscopes for educational use
  • Virtual microscopes and web-based interfaces