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We’re happy to announce that a new article on Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) is now available. This article discusses the theory of light sheet imaging, provides a survey of available techniques and their applications, and delves into some of the practical aspects of sample preparation.

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Michael Davidson

Michael Davidson was a brilliant scientist, artist and photographer. The creator of MicroscopyU, Davidson also authored many scientific articles on the subject of photomicrography. His photomicrographs were published in more than a thousand national and international scientific journals, popular magazines and newspapers.  In addition, Davidson’s photomicrography won more than 40 awards in scientific and industrial photography competitions and has been exhibited at over 50 locations nationwide.

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Nikon 100th Anniversary


Nikon is celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2017.  Please check out our special 100th anniversary website and commemorative movie detailing Nikon's past and vision for the future.

Nikon Small World Competition


Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography. In celebration of Nikon’s 100th anniversary, the grand prizewinners of the 2017 Competition will receive $3000 and an all-inclusive trip to Japan!

2017 Nikon Small World Wall Calendar


The Nikon Small World 2017 Calendar is printed in full color on 8.5 x 11 semi-gloss paper and spiral bound for mounting on the wall. Included in the calendar are all of the winning images from the 2016 Photomicrography Competition.



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