QI: STW grant on camera development for Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy
A collaboration between the groups of Kees Jalink (Netherlands Cancer Institute), Dorus Gadella (University of Amsterdam), and Sjoerd Stallinga has received a grant from STW for the development of a camera targeting Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (“FLIM”), a microscopic technique for imaging molecular interactions in cells. This FLIM-camera enables a leap in sensitivity, acquisition speed, and ease-of-use, and also opens up a route to combine FLIM with super-resolution microscopy techniques that can double the current resolution. The research builds upon a prior project on FLIM cameras headed by Ted Young. The project is supported by Lambert Instruments, a world leader in FLIM.