Important note

Due to frequent thefts of microscope lenses we ask all users to keep the rooms locked at all times, thank you very much!

Welcome to CAi

The Center for Advanced Imaging (CAi) is a joint venture of laboratories 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.

Access to CAi since July, 8th

Dear all,

now that the Corona situation has eased somewhat, we can also adjust the safety measures for the use of CAi microscopes accordingly:

You no longer need to use cling film. Furthermore, you can again work on a system in pairs when masks are worn. Try to keep the distance between them as much as possible and keep the time spent together on the system as short as possible. Please enter both users into the logbook on site for traceability. After use, please disinfect the surfaces you have touched with the 70% ethanol solution provided.

Please continue to pay attention to safe working and stay healthy!

Your CAi team

Picture of the month
Autofluorescence signals of previously uncharacterized cyanobacteria collected in the western part of the HHU botanical garden. The obtained cyanobacteria were separated and cultivated in isolated cases. Parts of the culture were then analyzed by stimulating the autofluorescence emission in confocal microscopy.
Sample Preparation: Maximilian Dietsch & Katharina Schwandt (Institute of Synthetic Microbiology)
Imaged at Zeiss LSM780 by Sebastian Hänsch (CAi)


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