August 1, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 14)


Strong Points: Great collection of microscopy resources, very nice interactive tutorials
Weak Points: None


The Science Lab is the online microscopy education portal of Leica Microsystems and it is an excellent resource for microscopy. Content on the site is organized both by type of imaging/microscopy and by field of application. Nineteen different categories of imaging/microscopy are covered on the site, including sections dedicated to the basics of microscopy, confocal microscopy, light sheet microscopy and live-cell imaging. Eight different fields of application including education, surgical microscopy and forensics are included on the site. Within a given topic, site visitors will find an array of resources that include articles, beautifully made interactive tutorials, and previously held webinars that can be accessed on-demand. Site visitors can alternatively browse the collection of webinars on the site, as well as browse the articles by author. (Close to 600 scientists have contributed material to the site, and instructions for aspiring Science Lab authors on how to submit content are provided.)

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