The last few years have seen an upsurge of interest in the study of cells by optical microscopy. The advent of new techniques such as confocal microscopy and the availability of extremely sensitive digital imaging devices are revolutioniz-ing the field. A number of groups have developed new ways of making spectroscopic measurements at the microscopic level, accompanied by the introduction of appropriate sen-sor molecules for cellular assays. The aim of this volume will be to bring together the various advances in order to provide the reader with an up-to-date account of what can now be achieved with modern optical microscopic methods.
Video and Opto-Digital Imaging Microscopy - D. M. Shotton (University of Oxford). Scanning Optical Microscopy - A. Lewis (Hebrew University, Jerusalem). Quantitative Interference Microscopy - G. A. Dunn (King's College, London). The Dynamic Study of Cell Surface Organization by Nanoparticle Video Microscopy - H. Geerts, M. de Brabander, R. Nuydens & R. Nuyens (Janssen, Beerse, Belgium). Microscope Laser Light Scattering Microscopy - J. Peetermans (Max-Planck Inst., Grenoble), and I. Nishio (Aoyamagakuen University, Tokyo). Differential Polarization Microscopy; W. E. Mickols (Dow, Walnut Creek, Calif.). Time-Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy - R. Tian & M.A.J. Rogers (Bowling Green State University, Ohio). Fluorescence Photobleaching Techniques - R. Peters & M. Scholz (Max-Planck Inst., Frankfurt). Measurement of Cytoplasmic Ion Concentration and pH - R. Jacob & C. D. Benham (SKF, Welwyn). Membrane Potential Imaging - L. M. Loew (University of Connecticut, Farmington). Index.