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Advanced light-sheet and structured illumination microscopy techniques for neuroscience and disease diagnosis
|dc.coverage.spatial||xxiii, 272 p.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||Optical microscopy is a cornerstone of biomedical research. Advances in optical techniques enable specific, high resolution, sterile, and biologically compatible imaging. In particular, beam shaping has been used to tailor microscopy techniques to enhance microscope performance. The aim of this Thesis is to investigate the use of novel beam shaping techniques in emerging optical microscopy methods, and to apply these methods in biomedicine. To overcome the challenges associated with high resolution imaging of large specimens, the use of Airy beams and related techniques are applied to light-sheet microscopy. This approach increases the field-of-view that can be imaged at high resolution by over an order of magnitude compared to standard Gaussian beam based light-sheet microscopy, has reduced phototoxicity, and can be implemented with a low-cost optical system. Advanced implementations show promise for imaging at depth within turbid tissue, in particular for neuroscience. Super-resolution microscopy techniques enhance the spatial resolution of optical methods. Structured illumination microscopy is investigated as an alternative for electron microscopy in disease diagnosis, capable of visualising pathologically relevant features of kidney disease. Separately, compact optical manipulation methods are developed with the aim of adding functionality to super-resolution techniques.||en|
|dc.publisher||University of St Andrews|
|dc.subject||Structured illumination microscopy||en|
|dc.title||Advanced light-sheet and structured illumination microscopy techniques for neuroscience and disease diagnosis||en_US|
|dc.contributor.sponsor||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)||en_US|
|dc.type.qualificationname||PhD Doctor of Philosophy||en_US|
|dc.publisher.institution||The University of St Andrews||en_US|
|dc.publisher.department||School of Physics and Astronomy||en_US|
|dc.rights.embargoreason||Thesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Print and electronic copy restricted until 29th August 2018||en|
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