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Diatom Lab organizes microscopy courses and produces scientific photographs / videos for magazines, photo agencies and exhibitions.

Stefano Barone is also a science educator and a photographer: he writes for several international naturalistic and lifestyle magazines. In his curriculum there are many collaborations with several publishing houses such as   Gruner + Jahr / Mondadori S.p.A, Sandit Libri, Elettronica Didattica, Sprea Editori S.p.A, Fotografare and Logos Publishing.

Here is a short list of some recent works and exhibitions:

They wrote about us: Bulletin of the Quekett Microscopical Club, Nov 2019, No.77, ISSN 1350-9128, pp 22-25: the article recognizes Diatom Lab preparations as expertly-prepared and three microscope images of our slides have been published, such as a detail of the Diatom Test Slide version 2.0 with the comment “image chosen by editor to show the incredible resolution of this excellent slide”

Barone, S., 2020. Diatomee e radiolari in campo scuro. Scienza & Tecnica Pratica, Vol. 7: 20-31 (ISBN 9788869283796)

(11/2019) DIATOM LAB is among the winners of Images of Science 3. The winning image is published in the Catalogue published by RIT Press (ISBN-13: 978-1-939125-67-5):

- Barone, S., 2019. Illuminazione obliqua e illuminazione obliqua circolare (COL). Scienza & Tecnica Pratica, Vol. 6: 20-27 (ISBN 9788869283215)

- Barone, S., 2019. Advanced photomicrography: construction of a 3D Diatom model saved as an image or movie. The article is available for free download by this link

- Barone, S., 2019. Fotomicrografia avanzata: costruzione di un Modello 3D di Diatomea salvabile come immagine o filmato, L’hobby della Scienza e della Tecnica Magazine 53: 22-24

- Barone, S. 2018. Osservazione di diatomee e radiolari in campo chiaro. Scienza & Tecnica Pratica, Vol. 5: 16-24 (ISBN 9788869282928)

- Barone, S., 2018. The magnification changer in optical microscopy and its unusual and lesser known precursor, ie the Revolver ... of the eyepieces (!), Miscape Magazine, 272

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- Barone, S., 2018. Il dispositivo per i magnification changers in microscopia ottica e il suo insolito e misconosciuto precursore, ovvero il Revolver...degli oculari (!), L’hobby della Scienza e della Tecnica Magazine 52: 28-34

- Barone, S., 2018. Descrizione di alcune diatomee di alto valore collezionistico - seconda parte, L’hobby della Scienza e della Tecnica Magazine 50: 2-4

- Barone, S., 2018. Il Test di risoluzione 2.0 made in Italy, per saggiare i microscopi con le diatomee, L’hobby della Scienza e della Tecnica Magazine 49: 26-30

- Barone, S. 2018. Il microsopio alla portata di tutti. Scienza & Tecnica Pratica, Vol. 4: 22-31 (ISBN 978-88-6928-274-4)

- Barone, S. 2017. Osservazioni indimenticabili al microscopio (Alla scoperta di diatomee, radiolari e foraminiferi). Scienza & Tecnica Pratica, Vol. 3: 12-22 (ISBN 978-88-6928-249-2)

- Entomodena (Modena, Italy, April 8-9, 2017): Diatom Lab's exhibition about Plankton with Stefano Barone's documentaries and photography exhibition.
Live presentation of the arranged diatom slide "Arabesque, the amazing diatom arrangement (version A)": 85 selected, micromanipulated Diatoms mounted in Diatom Cubed mountant (see Diatom Shop's price list)

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- Scienza & Natura Expo (Parco Esposizioni Novegro, Italy, March 25-26, 2017): live presentation of the 9 Form Test Plate: 9 micromanipulated resolution test diatoms mounted in Diatom Cubed (see Diatom Shop's price list)

-  Collaboration (scientific imaging services) with David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities (series 3), produced by Humble Bee Films and distributed by BBC WORLDWIDE

- Barone, S. 2016. Nel micro come nel macro, Scienza e Conoscenza 58: 16-19

The Adirondack Review, Fall 2017, art & literature quarterly:

- Barone, S., 2017. Descrizione di alcune diatomee di alto valore collezionistico (prima parte), L’hobby della Scienza e della Tecnica 48: 34-36

- Barone, S., 2017. Navicula oblonga, una diatomea "difficile" per prove di risoluzione estreme, L’hobby della Scienza e della Tecnica 46: 20-23

- Barone, S., 2017. Il nuovissimo Test di risoluzione per microscopi ottici con nove diatomee micromanipolate, ovvero il 9 Form Test Plate (versione 1.0), L’hobby della Scienza e della Tecnica 45: 20-23

- Top winner image of NIKON Small World 2016: 65 Radiolarians micromanipulated by Stefano Barone in Victorian style (100x). Mounted in natural Canada balsam. Photomicrography by Stefano Barone
- December 2017 page of 2017 NIKON Small World Calendar

- Arranged microscope slide requested by the Istrael Society for Microscopy for the ISM Golden Jubilee 2016, May 31st - June 2nd 2016 ("Tapping into Victorian Diatom Art" exhibition): 54 micromanipulated diatoms that make the word "ISM2016"

- Barone, S., 2016. The Radiolaria of Barbados, sea gems under the microscope, Miscape Magazine 247

- Barone, S., 2016. Universi fantastici, Asferico 51: 8-15

- Interview to Stefano Barone: "Art forms in Nature", The Photomicrography of Stefano Barone, Fossil News, Spring 2016, Vol. 17/1: 12-17

- The Visual Guide to 1mm (Japanese textbook for schools: 目でみる1mmの図鑑 ), Tokyo-Shoseki, 2015: photomicrographs by Stefano Barone printed on pages 5 and 49 (ISBN 978-4-487-80936-3)

- Barone, S., 2016. I Radiolari di Barbados, gemme di mare al microscopio, L’hobby della Scienza e della Tecnica 44: 16-18

- Photographic exhibition, VIII Biennale di Soncino (CR, Italy), 2015 August and September: art Catalogue published by Skyra (ISBN 978-88-572-3018-4):

- Photographic exhibition, Novegro Photo Cine (Parco Esposizioni Novegro, Italy): October 24-25 2015

- Main cover photograph by Stefano Barone,  L’hobby della Scienza e della Tecnica 42 (2016)

- Barone, S., 2016. Un viaggio avventuroso alla ricerca delle preziose diatomiti di Saint-Laurent-la-Vernède (Francia), L’hobby della Scienza e della Tecnica 41: 2-6 (main cover photograph by Stefano Barone)

- Barone, S., 2016. Rediscover Lumipan, the superb black enamel Carl Zeiss Jena research microscope. Miscape Magazine

- Barone, S., 2015. Dal Bello del microcosmo all'arte delle micromanipolazioni, L'hobby della Scienza e della Tecnica 37: 10-13

- Barone, S., 2015. Il microscopio da ricerca "Lumipan" (Carl Zeiss Jena, 1939): segreti e virtù di un capolavoro d'altri tempi, L'hobby della Scienza e della Tecnica, 40: 22-25 (main cover photograph by Stefano Barone)

- Barone, S., 2015. Photomicrography and Art, Miscape magazine, 228:

- Barone, S., 2014. Bello e invisibile (Photomicrography), Fotografare 4: 80-83

- Barone, S., 2014. Fotografia al microscopio e Arte, L'hobby della Scienza e della Tecnica 35: 2-6 (also: main cover photograph by Stefano Barone)

- January 2016 page of the Calendar of The Micropalaeontological Society
Stefano Barone is among the Winners of the Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2016 of The Micropalaeontological Society. His photomicrograph about the micromanipulated radiolarians from Barbados - he has personally arranged - opens the 2016 year inside the beautiful calendar

- March 2015 page of the Calendar of NIKON's Small World 2015
(Stefano Barone is among the top winners of the NIKON's Small World 2015. His photomicrograph fills the March 2015 page)

- Permanent work of art ("Diatom - Oxygen - Breath") at the Crema Main Hospital entrance (Italy) with a photomicrograph of a Diatom placed inside a three-dimensional vision

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