Biological processes are typically spatiotemporally organized at multiple scales, ranging from individual (macro-)molecules to molecular machines, organelles, cells, tissues and organs. Physiology or disease mechanisms need to be studied within the respective cellular and tissue/cell community context. Thus bioimaging at multiple scales and levels of spatiotemporal resolution is key to a comprehensive mechanistic understanding, and with no single technique being able to span the entire length scale and resolution spectrum, we must seek to integrate information obtained by the different imaging modalities. Our department features a large number of state-of-the-art imaging modalities, ranging from the macroscopic over the mesoscopic to the microscopic and nanoscopic world, applied to cutting-edge problems in neurobiology, cancer biology, plant biology, microbiology as well as cell and development biology.
For more information, contact Department Head Carolyn Larabell.