Miniaturized parallel microscopy for system biology - Innovation in miniature

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1 January 2007 - 31 December 2010
University of Heidelberg, Germany
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German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany


High throughput microscopy is a key technology for system biology. To investigate e.g. the effect of viral infection in living cells, genome wide screens of human cells are required. The present limitation is given by the rate of microscope data that can be recorded and processed in a given time. In our miniaturized parallel microscopy project, this bottleneck is addressed by constructing an array of miniaturized imaging systems, which enable a speed-up of several orders of magnitude.