Light Microscopy Division

In the past decade, light microscopy has evolved to become the leading tool for the structural and functional investigation of biological systems. Rapid advances in the fields of photochemistry and photobiology have enabled innovative biological research with continuously increasing spatiotemporal resolution and throughput. The versatility of advanced light microscopy and its broad application radius in fundamental research, environmental monitoring and drug discovery make it an indispensible technology for the future.

In line with this evolution, the Department of Molecular Biotechnology at Ghent University established in 2009 a facility, called Light Microscopy Division (LiMiD) , dedicated to advanced light microscopy, with the goal of performing scientific work of high impact in a multidisciplinary context.

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