Welcome at CAi

The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAi) is a joint venture of work groups from the Mathematics/Natural Sciences Faculty and the Medical Faculty of HHU. The aim of CAi is to encourage the development and use of applied optical microscopy  in the interdisciplinary environment of Life and Material Sciences. The CAi may also be used by external research groups according to prior agreement.

Picture of the month

Das grün-fluoreszierende Protein (GFP) wurde in der Hefe Pichia pastoris heterolog in Minimalmedium exprimiert. Induziert wurde mit Methanol, welches in dem Medium auch die Kohlenstoffquelle ist. Das GFP-Gen wurde in P. pastoris genomisch integriert und wird durch den AOX1-Promoter gesteuert, welcher in
P. pastoris bei der Verstoffwechslung von Methanol beteiligt ist. Die Zellmembran wurde mit Hilfe des Membranfarbstoffes mCling rot angefärbt. 

Olympus FV1000

Katharina Gräfe, Kalpana Shanmugarajah
AG Schmitt 

New: Zeiss LSM 880 Airyscan

The undefinedZeiss LSM 880 Airyscan is our latest inverted confocal microscope system. Equipped with the so-called Airyscan detector and the Fast Extension it combines in a unique way high acquisition speed, high sensitivity and high resolution. In super-resolution mode, you can achieve a resolution of 140 nm laterally and 400 nm axially as well as 4-8 times better SNR (compared to GaAsP detectors). In "Fast mode" it delivers 27 frames per second at a resolution of 480x480 pixels.


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