A/Prof Derek Richard and DProf Judith Clements ARC grant success

Associate Professor Derek Richard and Distinguished Professor Judith Clements are investigators on a successful Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grant, led by the University of Queensland (UQ), which will provide QUT-based users access to one of the world's most powerful fluorescent microscopes.

The Lattice LightSheet microscope, manufactured by 3i, produces an ultra-thin light sheet to achieve single-molecule sensitivity in fixed or live cells.
The microscope will be installed at UQ and will be capable of conducting analyses of  biological samples in systems spanning four orders of magnitude in space and time.
Additionally, the microscope’s unparalleled speed, sensitivity and low toxicity to cells, permits extended time-lapse experiments to be carried out on fluorescently labelled proteins.
For example, T-cell (orange) and Target cell (blue) in the image were filmed with 430 time points, taken 1.3 seconds apart.
See the video at https://vimeo.com/109402660