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Knut Urban

"In our case the project was a great risk because for more than fifty years the people had not succeeded to improve the electron optics in spite of severe efforts"

Knut Urban's comments in an interview by the BBVA Foundation after winning the Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences with Maximilian Haider and Harald Rose for development of aberration-corrected electron optics which increased the resolution of electron microscopes to the subatomic level.

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Neuroscience’s Block Party

This is an easy to read overview of Serial block-face electron microscopy (SBEM). SBEM is where a utralmicrotome holding and embedded sample stained with metal ions is placed in the chamber of scanning electron microscope is providing high resolution images of cellular and subcellular organizaition.

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