Technology Platform

The BIN’s technology platform exists of several large-scale equipment systems. The devices were financed by the State of Lower Saxony and the German Research Foundation.

The technology platform provides support to researchers with their experiments based on imaging data and analysis. A variety of highly-specialized microscopes should make it possible to gain insights into the living organism.

More efficient experimental methods are to be developed by combining STED (stimulated emission depletion) microscopy with secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS). This new methodology, known as correlated optical and isotopic nanoscopy (COIN), will allow a more exact view into the processes occurring inside cells.

The services of the “super-resolution imaging” technology platform are available, upon application, to scientists of the Georg-August University Göttingen, the University Medical Center Göttingen and the research institutions in the Göttingen campus with which it has co-operations.

The ion mass spectrometer NanoSIMS 50L will be available for nation-wide use.

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