Welcome to CAi

The Center 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

Confocal micrograph of a mouse artery cross-section, with atherosclerotic plaque (fatty deposition). Green signal shows extracellular matrix, red signal marks smooth muscle cells of the artery, and blue structures represent cell nuclei (DNA-stain). In yellow, macrophages are stained, and can be observed to accumulate at the plaque, inside the artery lumen. Image was acquired using the Zeiss LSM 710 confocal microscope, and combines 9 separate fields of view using 'tile scanning'. Scale bar = 100 µm.

Image credit to Felicia Hartmann, Fischer group, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf (UKD).


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