Rescan Confocal Microscopy: Winner of Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2014

Giulia De Luca wins Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2014

11 June 2014

Giulia De Luca’s Re-scan Confocal Microscopy (RCM) method won the 2014 edition of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award, an annual award in recognition of innovative ideas from all of Amsterdam’s knowledge institutes. RCM is a scan and re-scan method that achieves super-resolution, yielding even sharper images of living cells. The method consists of linking two optical scanners to a standard microscope.


Giulia De Luca and Ronald Breedijk were presented with the €5,000 cash prize by jury chairman Alexander Rinnooy Kan on Thursday, 5 June. ‘Giulia De Luca’s submission goes right to the heart of scientific research. Application of the scan and rescan method could significantly contribute to cell research’, he explained.

De Luca is a doctoral candidate in the group headed by Erik Manders at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences. Her research focuses on improving the resolution and sensitivity of the standard laser scanning microscope

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