Professor Philipp Kukura has been selected by the Royal Microscopical Society to receive the 2021 Medal for Light Microscopy. This medal is awarded for outstanding achievements in applying or developing new forms of light microscopy. Philipp’s work has opened up new possibilities in the way that light microscopy is used, with the development of mass photometry, an entirely new way of measuring mass using a light microscope.
Professor Gail McConnel, Chair of the RMS Light Microscopy Section, said: “It is with great pleasure that we award this medal to Philipp, whose many achievements make him uniquely suitable for the award. He has brought forward a completely new application of light microscopy well beyond what we imagined possible only five years ago, with immense future potential in life science research and diagnostics in the future.”
Philipp’s medal was presented to him at the Microscience Microscopy Conference 2021, an international scientific conference held online from 6-8 July, covering an enormous range of microscopy, cytometry and imaging topics, where he gave a talk entitled “Mass photometry: weighing molecules with light.”