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Jeremy Sanderson, Bio-imaging Facility Manager at MRC Harwell, has recently written a book - Understanding Light Microscopy, a textbook published in April by John Wiley and intended to help scientists and students to understand, set up and use modern light microscopes. It’s the second definitive textbook to come out of Harwell, following the publication of Cheryl Scudamore’s A Practical Guide to the Histology of the Mouse in 2013.

There have been many advances in microscopy in recent years, but the principles behind their use remain the same. Full of colour illustrations and practical protocols, Understanding Light Microscopy explains both the theoretical principles and the practical techniques needed for to use advanced microscopes for research.

Jeremy has been involved with microscopes since schooldays, and has been teaching the principles of microscopy to others since 1992. He is a Chartered Scientist, a member of the Institute of Biomedical Science and a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, where he has previously served on both the Light Microscopy Section Committee and the RMS Executive Council. This book has been written over a ten year period; John Wiley first approached him in late 2009, just before he took up his position at Harwell.

View details of Understanding Light Microscopy on the Wiley website: www.wiley.com/en-gb/Understanding+Light+Microscopy-p-9780470973752