The visit is a scientific and technological exchange with Dr. Alessia Candeo, a light sheet expert there who previously worked in the OCTOPUS group for a number of years.
The exchange is funded by Laserlab Europe, a consortium of many leading laser institutions in Europe.
Rob said, “This opportunity is vital to my career development and the operation of the light sheet arm of the facility. I will observe a variety of custom microscope designs, I will get experience in sample preparation techniques (specifically for plants) and experiments and I will learn different data analysis routines for light sheet data. This also paves the way to more collaborations in the future, potentially a joint experiment via Laserlab Europe."
Many congratulations to Rob and Alessia for their fantastic achievement!