In biomedicine, the term imaging indicates the capture, processing and analysis of digital images from any source to examine the structure, function or chemistry of cells, tissues and organisms.
First generation Waxholm 3D atlas of the Sprague-Dawley rat brain.
At IMB, imaging technologies include transmission electron microscopy (TEM), white light and fluorescence microscopy, dynamic calcium imaging, voltage dependent dye mediated imaging, optogenetics, confocal and two-photon laser scanning microscopy (LMS), low light level optical scanning, positron emission tomography (PET) and x-ray computed tomography (CT).
Research interests include basic science and clinical implications of neurotransmitter metabolism, the function of glial cells, water and ion transport in tissues, dynamic imaging of large scale neural activity patterns, neural development and plasticity, construction and distribution of 3D atlases, and metabolic processes followed over time in tissue samples and intact organisms.
Imaging techniques at the institute
Realtime functional imaging
- Responsible research units: Synaptic Plasticity Group, Neurotransporter Group and Chromatin Regulation in Stem Cells Group
- Contact person: Philippe Collas