It’s a large part of our work to reveal beauty (and secrets!) of cells in HCS Pharma thanks to different microscopy technologies. In this nice article, authors present the evolution of this field from first optical devices to most recent high-resolution technologies. It’s interesting to see that observation of cells (and their inner compounds) is a true interdisciplinary work, with biology, computing and optical skills needed !
It’s not just that someone designed a better microscope — though that’s a big part of it. It’s that biologists have grown multi-disciplinary, recruiting the expertise of other fields to explore the living world at its smallest scale. These collaborations have opened up a whole new way of seeing life inside the cell.