Near-field imaging for biological applications

We have acquired the state-of-art Near-field Scanning Microscope (NSOM) with the support of the La Trobe Infrastructure Fund in 2017. This allows us to probe the light field coming from a distance very close to the sample in a sub-diffraction limited resolution. We are looking to biological applications with the NSOM including the identification of DOPC and DPPC-based membrane nanodomains (pictured).