Making fluorescent microscopy less finicky | BioTechniques
October 19, 2010
By Suzanne E. Winter
Tweaking fluorescent probes to improve performance has become a science in itself for many researchers. “The physical process is cool: you absorb a photon, and then you get one back, but it’s a different color from the one you put in,” says Bruce Armitage, professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and one of a growing number of scientists enhancing the current palette of fluorescent molecules. “That captivated me from the time I was an undergraduate."