At the university of Bordeaux Segalen, the molecular mechanisms underlying memory storage in the brain are being unraveled by studying protein accumulation at synapses. With the LIFA attached to a confocal spinning disk microscope, lifetime imaging of synapse-specific interactions in live neurons allowed the researchers to show and quantify the synapse specific interaction of the two proteins of interest.
Fluorescence imaging can be used to obtain a chemical signature of oil. All kinds of oil, from edible to motor oil, are distinguishable using fluorescence analysis. For more information, please refer to our application note on time-resolved fluorescence in the analysis of edible oils.
Successive lifetime fields in axial position x. Quantitative visualization of the increasing boundary layer thickness along downstream flow (45 μl/min). The flow direction is from left to right. The color bar refers to the lifetime, which is given in nanoseconds. The dashed arrows indicate the axial positions at which the local oxygen concentration profiles across the microchannel height are obtained.