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Bennett Joins Till Photonics

Photonics.com
Jul 2010
MUNICH, Germany, July 14, 2010 — Fluorescence microscopy systems provider Till Photonics GmbH announced recently the addition of Dr. Brian T. Bennett as its director of scientific business development for microscopy.

Bennett began his career at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he obtained his PhD and published several articles on the recruitment of cancer-related proteins within a human nucleus. The first to use microscopy to study the localization of specific proteins, he has published articles that have been awarded the cover photo for the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry.

He has also worked in superresolution and STED microscopy. In addition, Bennett took part in a biological research startup where he developed a fluorescent product line and microscopy support products, and where he consulted with pharmaceutical groups on superresolution imaging.

Most notably, Bennett returned to academia as a research professor at the University of Utah. Along with his colleagues, he played a role in a new superresolution technique called biplane fluorescent photoactivatable localization microscopy (Bi-plane FPALM). This research led him to Till Photonics’ iMIC microscope platform, a tool that helped him to solve several issues surrounding superresolution, as well as to perform general microscopy.

Bennett's knowledge and experience in microscopy will be utilized for the company’s scientific needs, complementing its strategic direction, said Mark Tolbert, president and CEO of Till-USA.

“We know that Dr. Bennett’s vast experience in microscopy will help us provide unparalleled advantages to those researchers who are already using iMIC microscopy systems, or for those who, like Dr. Bennett, are discovering the unlimited advantages for the first time,” Tolbert said. “It is the goal of Till Photonics to engage the biological research community at the highest scientific level, and having Dr. Bennett as part of the Till team should do no less.”

For more information, visit:  www.till-photonics.com 



GLOSSARY
fluorescence microscopy
Observation of samples using excitation produced fluorescence. A sample is placed within the excitation laser and the plane of observation is scanned. Emitted photons from the sample are filtered by a long pass dichroic optic and are detected and recorded for digital image reproduction. 
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