Physics 598 BP Experimental Biophysics Paul Selvin InstructorLectures
Physics 598 BP: Experimental Biophysics Paul Selvin (Instructor—Lectures) (Usually) Monday 4 -5 pm, 322 LLP This week only: Tuesday and Thursday, 1 -3 (or 5) pm? Jaya Yodh (Instructor – Labs) (knows everything): Bright-field Microscopy, AFM demo Marco Tjioe, Andre de Thomaz – TA (Selvin) ensemble Fluorescence, FIONA, STORM Digvijay Singh, Seongjin Park –TA (Ha group) STORM, sm. FRET
What we’re here for Give you direct experience in lab manipulations associated with modern biophysics We are not here to lecture you! I’m sort of irrelevant! A big part is you must take responsibility for learning We’re here to help. Model is based on summer schools, Taught for past 5 years, about 40 students/year, 1 week/year, very full-time. 1 TA every 3 (or 4 students) A big emphasis will be on detection via Fluorescence and Single Molecules
Physics 598 BP—look at Lab handout Format: 5 experimental labs will be offered in total. Plus M 4 -5 pm lecture Ensemble Fluorescence (Location - Loomis Selvin Lab; Instructor(s) - Marco Tjioe Part 1: Dye absorption, emission, lifetime, anisotropy; Part 2: Bulk FRET, donoracceptance donor Bright Field & Fluorescence Microscopy (Location – IGB; Instructor - Jaya Yodh) sm. FRET (Location – Loomis Ha Lab; Instructor - Digvijay Singh) FIONA (Location - Loomis Selvin Lab; Instructor(s) - Marco Tjioe) STORM/PALM (Instructors - Seongjin Park (Ha lab) and Andre Alexandre de Thomaz (Selvin lab)) AFM (Location – IGB, Instructor – Jaya Yodh 1 week demo only, combined groups You must choose a lab time, Tuesday or Thursday
Grades Not a big emphasis Do labs. Turn in the lab reports (on time) with everything done. Do individual presentation at end. No tests.
Good Resources Our Web site http: //courses. physics. illinois. edu/phys 598 bp/ (Excellent) Chapter on Bright-field and Fluorescence Microscopy (Source unknown!). See Web cite. READ by Mon! Course materials --Zeiss web site http: //zeiss-campus. magnet. fsu. edu/articles/basics/index. html (a fair amount of (today’s) lecture taken from these two sources) Molecular Biology of the Cell http: //www. ncbi. nlm. nih. gov/books/NBK 26880/ Wikipedia
Lab 1: Bright Field and Fluorescence Optical Microscopy and Sectioning Ensemble Fluorescence (Location - Loomis Selvin Lab; Instructor(s) Marco Tjioe and/or another Selvin student) Part 1: Dye absorption, emission, lifetime, anisotropy Part 2: Bulk FRET, donor-acceptance donor Bright Field & Fluorescence Microscopy (Location – IGB; Instructor Jaya Yodh) Part 1: Brightfield, Kohler illumination DIC, Phase Contrast, Color, Fluorescence Microscopy Part 2: Widefield fluorescence 3 D stack and deconvolution
Introduction to seeing
Lens Maker Equation (for thin lenses) A lens transfers an object plane to an image plane with some magnification. o i Different lenses, depending on curvature, o have different magnification 4 x 100 x i o i Def’n: Object and image planes are conjugate planes. An image is formed where one object point goes to one (and only one) image point. What is object has finite thickness? Do you have problems? In 3 D, you have problems with out of focus light. (Need Deconvolution microscopy) http: //en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Lens_(optics)
Numerical Aperture Objective lens does this with some magnification and collecting some fraction of the emitted/scattered light Numerical aperture = NA = nsinq n = Index of refraction of media (n= 1. 0 air; 1. 33 water; 1. 5 for immersion oil) media Higher N. A. , can detect weaker fluorescence (highest NA= 1. 49 -1. 68) Also, higher NA gives you better Resolution
Bright-field Microscopy is the most common type of microscopy (often with dyes) Simple. Microscope is straightforward Light source (bulb), sample, detector. Does the job. Clubmoss (Lycopodium) Strobilus Approximately 200 different species of primitive vascular plants commonly referred to as clubmosses are classified in the genus Lycopodium. The pollen produced by the plants is flammable and was formerly utilized as a flash powder for early cameras and as a common http: //www. olympusmicro. com/primer/anatomy/brightfield component of fireworks gallery/index. html
Microscopes Cells discovered with invention of microscope. Or with CCD Resolution: ability to spatially differentiate two dyes, related to wavelength and numerical aperture. Resolution = l/[ 2 N. A. ] 1000 x, 0. 2 um Molecular Biology of the Cell. 4 th edition. Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, et al. New York: Garland Science; 2002.
(Side-point) Objective Lenses: Infinity corrected (now standard, greater flexibility) Optical elements Tube lens (filters, etc. ) object image Fixed length (160 -220 mm, depending on company) Detector Infinity space Object
Fluorescence Microscopy What is it? How does it compare in sensitivity to brightfield? Stokes Shift (10 -100 nm) Excitation Spectra Emission Spectra Use dyes which absorb at one wavelength and emit at their own wavelength. It’s MUCH more sensitive --in fact, can see down to a single molecule! Background is potentially ZERO! With little background, can see very little, i. e. tremendously sensitive
Microscopy: how well can you resolve two things Can resolve things to l/2 N. A. Electron Microscope can get better resolution mostly because it has smaller wavelength. Single-molecule Microscope ~200 nm visible light
Accuracy and Resolution and Diffraction Effects Why resolution is l/2 N. A.
Point Spread Function Even a “point” forms a finite spot on detector. No matter how small an emitting light, it always forms a finite-sized spot, PSF ~ l/2 NA You can “never” get better than l/2 NA ~ 500 nm/2* 1. 4 ~ 175 nm (Caveat: can do 100 x better with single molecules!) PSF depends on NA
Resolution: The Abbe or Rayleigh criteria How well can you resolve two nearby (point) objects? Light always spreads out to ~ l/2 NA The resolution is limited to how well you can separate two overlapping PSFs. Rayleigh Criteria ~ ~ l/2 NA ~ 200 -250 nm We will overcome this limit through single molecule imaging!
Brightfield vs. Fluorescence Brightfield http: //www. olympusmicro. com/primer/anato my/brightfieldgallery/index. html Fluorescence
Brightfield vs. Fluorescence Microscopes Like seeing stars during the day Brightfield: with no sample, you see a lot of light. Fluorescence: without a sample, you see nothing!
Bright-field is inherently less sensitive than dark-field (fluorescence) If you have no (or less) background, easier to measure -- lots of contrast e. g. measure some hair: two ways: 1) take some hair and weigh it. 2) take my whole body with hair, weight it; chop of the hair, and weigh body again, and take difference. Which is more sensitive?
Darkfield Microscopy Great technique if it works
Brightfield: Köhler illumination (invented 1893): Makes illumination uniform is important (used with sources like light bulbs; irrelevant for lasers) B. Köhler Illumintion: (old technique) Conjugate planes are A. Critical the illuminating bulb Illumination. filament and Conjugate planes are Condenser diaphragm. the illuminating bulb Second conjugate filament and sample planes are the Field plane (O). When diaphragm and the adjusted correctly, sample plane. When the image of the adjusted correctly, the filament is seen image of the field coincident with the diaphragm and the sample image. A sample are coincident. diffusing glass filter The trick is to make sure that you are not The filament is out of (d) is used to blur imaging the light source. The filament is out of the plane of focus, the filament image. the plane of focus, and thus uniformly diffuse. and thus uniformly FD: Field diaphragm: CD: Condenser diaphragm diffuse. http: //microscopy. berkeley. edu/courses/tlm/condenser/optics. html
What if you can’t see something by bright-field? Light has a phase, (plus an amplitude) You may be able to see a phase change.
Bright-field Microscopy –Phase Contrast Limits to sensitivity N photon sin wt +f A sin wt + f Asin wt Detector Have to interfere with each other, i. e. end up hitting detector at same place.
Enhancing Contract in Optical Microscopy Investigations dealing with inherently low-contrast specimens, such as unstained bacteria, thin tissue slices, and adherent live cells, rely on specialized contrastenhancing techniques to assist with imaging these virtually transparent samples. Use dyes (w color contrast) Two Phase techniques Polarized light requires birefringence (usually not present to a significant degree in animal cells) to generate contrast. Muscle cells are birefringent.
Two Phase Techniques: Phase Contrast and Differential Interference Contrast Microscopy. Both rely on phase difference between the sample and background Phase contrast yields image intensity values as a function of specimen optical path length magnitude, with very dense regions (those having large path lengths) appearing darker than the background. Alternatively, specimen features that have relatively low thickness, or a refractive index less than the surrounding medium, are rendered much lighter when superimposed on the medium gray background. Good for thin samples. DIC: optical path length gradients are primarily responsible for introducing contrast into specimen images: Really good for edges. Thick samples; can be used with high numerical aperture lenses http: //micro. magnet. fsu. edu/primer/techniques/dicphasecomparison. html
Phase Contrast Microscopy Very little absorption, so Brightfield and Darkfield isn’t good. Phase contrast is an excellent method to increase contrast when viewing or imaging living cells in culture, but typically results in halos surrounding the outlines of edge features. The technique is ideal for thin unstained specimens such as culture cells on glass. (which are approximately 5 to 10 micrometers thick above the nucleus, but less than a micrometer thick at the periphery), thick specimens (such as plant and animal tissue sections). The amount of the phase shift depends on what media (refractive index) the waves have passed through on their paths, and how long the paths were through these media. Slight differences in phase are translated into differences in intensity
Phase light contrast some material change the phase (without altering the amplitude) …but your eye only detected amplitude changes …so can you convert phase changes into amplitude changes? Matching phase plate and Phase annulus: The presence of the annulus and matching phase plate causes the direct (unmodified background) light to pass only through the phase ring, while modified signal goes through different part of phase plates + annulus. http: //microscopy. berkeley. edu/Resources/instruction/phase_contrast. html
Phase contrast microscopy Notice red line, which contains a different phases due to sample is not phase shifted. They interfere with light that is unrefracted.
Differential Interference Contrast Microscopy Differential interference contrast microscopy requires plane-polarized light and additional light-shearing (Nomarski) prisms to exaggerate minute differences in specimen thickness gradients and refractive index. Good for thick samples. Can use high numerical apertures (in contrast to Phase contrast). Lipid bilayers, for example, produce excellent contrast in DIC because of the difference in refractive index between aqueous and lipid phases of the cell. In addition, cell boundaries in relatively flat adherent mammalian and plant cells, including the plasma membrane, nucleus, vacuoles, mitochondria, and stress fibers, which usually generate significant gradients, are readily imaged with DIC.
Nomarski or differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy Bright-field, polarization sensitive, see diff. around the edges You see something only if it changes the angle of polarization
DIC—a Polarization-type of microscopy Condensor splits light into two orthogonal polarizations and slightly shifts them laterally shifts these partial beam such a way that a small lateral displacement of the wavefronts occurs where regions of thickness or refractive index vary. If the two partial beams now pass through exactly the same structures, no further path difference will occur in the specimen (Figure 5(a) and Figure 5(c)). However, if the two partial beams see
Phase Contrast & Digital Interference Microscopy a thick section of murine kidney tissue DIC Phase Contrast Confusing Nuclei visible http: //micro. magnet. fsu. edu/primer/techniques/dicphasecomparison. html
(Regular microscopy) Confocal Detection Sample is 3 -D. Detectors are 2 -D. How do you get z-axis sectioning with Microscopy? A pinhole allows only in-focus light through 3 -D sample Detector (Intensity) Focused Light creates Light mostly fluorescence which gets rejected gets to detector Smaller the pinhole, better out-of-focus discrimination but lose more signal. Scan sample in x, y, z and reconstruct entire image
3 -D sectioning with Confocal Three-dimensional reconstruction of a series of 2 D images of PMMA spheres http: //www. meyerinst. com/imaging-software/autoquant/index. htm