Suliana Manley has been awarded a Medal for Innovation in Light Microscopy by the Royal Microscopy Society.
The Royal Microscopy Society is a UK-based organization whose purpose is to “to promote the advancement of microscopical science by such means as the discussion and publication of research into improvements in the construction and mode of application of microscopes and into those branches of science where microscopy is important.” The Society publishes the Journal of Microscopy and the members-exclusive infocus magazine.
To celebrate its 175th anniversary, the RMS launched a series of annual Medals, designed “to recognise and celebrate individuals who make outstanding contributions to the field of microscopy across both the life and physical sciences.” The Medals are divided into five categories: Electron Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Innovation in Applied Microscopy for Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Scanning Probe Microscopy.
Professor Suliana Manley, who directs EPFL’s Laboratory of Experimental Biophysics has won the 2019 RMS Medal for Light Microscopy. Professor Manley’s research focuses on automated and high-throughput super-resolution fluorescence microscopy (PALM/STORM), high-density single molecule particle tracking (sptPALM), and its application to the structure and dynamics underlying the biophysics of cells and organelles.
With the Medal, the RMS recognizes Professor Manley “for outstanding scientific achievements applying or developing new forms of light microscopy.”