Public lecture: Illuminating Life

Tuesday 9 April 2024
3:00pm - 6:15pm
Esther Simpson Building
Lectures and seminars
Staff and students, General public

Discover how innovative imaging tools developed by Professor Xiaowei Zhuang are unlocking new knowledge in how cells work.

Professor Xiaowei Zhuang is developing new ways to reveal how cells work, unlocking the role of different processes in health and disease.

Inventions from her lab include a super-high-resolution imaging method known as stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM).

This innovative method has allowed her group to find proteins within cells in much clearer detail than was possible previously, such as where and how many proteins are made within parts of the cell.

Zhuang and her team apply these methods to investigate an array of biological questions relating to molecular structures in cells, chromatin in the nucleus, regulation of gene expression, and the organization of distinct cell types in tissues.

A small exhibition from 3pm will provide attendees with a deeper dive into STORM and imaging technology, as well as an opportunity to network. The talk will begin at 4pm.

This lecture is part of the Astbury Conversation 2024. Find out more about the wider Astbury Conversation programme online. 

Register your place for Illuminating Life on the Eventbrite website.