The work of LCN researcher, Dr Alice Pyne has been featured in a high-profile webinar, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM) and the 30th anniversary since the first paper in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).
Alice’s work highlights the improvements in AFM capabilities that allow us to now routinely visualise the Watson-Crick double helix of DNA. The striking images show variations in the major groove structure of double helix DNA, which could be key in furthering our understanding of the mechanisms by which living cells promote and suppress the use of genetic information stored in their DNA.
The webinar, organised by the journal Nanotechnology™, invites leaders across these fields, including one of their guest editors and members of their editorial board, to explore highlight in STM and AFM over the past 30 years and some of the most exciting research developments in the field today.
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