Non-invasive imaging, cell tracking and functional analyses at cellular barriers
This central project provides all required equipment, methods and protocols for
- ex vivo in-depth analysis of target cells in cellular and animal models, using state-of-the-art cell sorting and flow cytometry imaging methods for studies at the cellular level, and
- non-invasive in vivo imaging using MRI (both up to biosafety level 2).
Novel MRI methods will be developed and tailored to the needs of the individual projects: for single cell detection, for ultra-high resolution imaging of cell migration in the skin, for detection of immune cell infiltration into the lung, for simultaneous detection and tracking of both immune cells and pathogens.