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Dr George Patterson receives RMS Scientific Achievement Award

Jun 22 2021

Marking outstanding scientific achievements in all areas of microscopy for established, mid-career researchers, the RMS is delighted to announce Dr George Patterson as this year’s first recipient of the Society’s prestigious Scientific Achievement Award. 

His development of photoactivatable green fluorescent protein whilst on work tenure at Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz’s lab in Virginia is one of his most notable achievements along with development of probes, technical applications and software in cell biology.

He made essential contributions to the super-resolution technique, photoactivated localisation microscopy (PALM, Betzig et. al., Science, 2006), which later won a share of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Since starting his independent position at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the NIH in 2009, George has continued to develop new and improved genetically encoded fluorescent proteins for use as markers and sensors such as photoswitchable PSmOrange and photoactivatable red fluorescent protein.

He has also contributed significantly to expanding the use of techniques for single molecule tracking with live PALM microscopy and to improving both resolution and deep tissue imaging in multi-focal structured illumination microscopy such as through incorporating two-photon imaging.

His publications, cited more than 13,000 times demonstrate his significant contribution to technical advances and applications in cell biology.

More information on the RMS online


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