This page announces interesting new developments, applications and studies that use the microsensor technology described on the microsen-wiki website.
11/11/2011: Look@NanoSIMS realeased to the public. Look@NanoSIMS is a Matlab-based freeware program for the analysis of nanoSIMS data. It is an alternative to other programs developed for that purpose, such as WinImage, Open_MIMS or L'Image. Follow this link to learn more.
12/11/2009: A new study published, showing how the energy of the incident light is converted and conserved in a phytosynthetic microbial mat, a model representative of a light-driven ecosystem with large light gradients (see Al-Najjar et al., ISMEJ (2010) for more details)
27/07/2009: New versions of mprplotter (version 0.86), calfluxrate (version 0.6) and L@MP (version 1.2.3) released. The updates include important bug-fixes and useful enhancements such as new GUI's. Now, the applications are much better integrated to provide a compact kit for microprofile data analysis (see general scheme).
11/06/2009: A new study published, which combines experimental and modeling approaches to investigate the mechanisms of transient NO and N2O production in a complex biofilm with nitrifying and denitrifying activity (see Schreiber et al., ISMEJ (2009) for more details; click here to learn more).
08/06/2009: A new study published, showing how the activity of phototrophic biofilms drives the dynamics of diurnal metal (Cd) cycling in a freshwater stream (see Beck et al., ES&T, 2009 for more details)
10/04/2009: A new program developed for the communication between the diver operated microsensor system (DOMS) and a computer, allowing on-the-fly control and visualization of microsensor measurements under water, for example while diving. (learn more)
10/02/2009: A new method published that allows imaging of pigments in living cells and mixed microbial communities. (learn more)
28/01/2009: A new method published that allows imaging of concentrations of intracellular ions and pH in living cells. (learn more)
10/10/2008: A new microsensor allows microprofiling of carbonate ions in freshwater and saline environments (see de Beer et al. 2008 for more details).
15/02/2008: A new robust nitric oxide microsensor allows high spatial resolution measurements in biofilms and sediments (see Schreiber et al. 2008 for more details).
01/09/2007: A new diver operated microsensor system allows high-precision microsensor measurements while diving. (learn more)