(Ended Mar. 2016)

About the Research Program

The goal of this joint project is the development of an imaging platform to visualize tumor cells and its surrounding tissue, the so called extra cellular matrix (ECM).

The project herewith aims:

  • To visualize and validate the effects of the properties of the tissue on the formation and development of tumor cells
  • To develop new therapeutic approaches through targeted agents influencing the tumor-cell-ECM-interaction and evaluate their effects on tumor progression

To this end, a new laser source will be integrated into a compact 2-photon microscope. The potential of the project has been shown in preliminary work.

Cooperation with: LaVision BioTec, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Institut für Bioprozess-und Analysenmestechnik (iba) e.V., Miltenyi Biotec GmbH

This project is supported by VDI Technologiezentrum and funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).