Holographic Live Imaging & Manipulation (HoLM)
The HoLM project aims to develop a novel microscope that enables cellular functions to be manipulated using optogenetics. Possible applications include the manipulation of higher order brain functions, and the visualization of plant stem cell processes. The problem with conventional cell manipulation is that it lacks spatiotemporal control. In order to resolve this issue, we use digital holography to make spatiotemporal four-dimensional optical manipulation possible.