The American Institute of Health (NIH) has extended a running grant by two years in the amount of 660.000 dollars for a collaboration between Dr. Bernd Rieger of the Department of Imaging Physics and the University of Massachusetts at Worcester to create "4D Nucleome Imaging Tools”.

Their goal is to develop imaging technologies for visualizing the mammalian genome. This is not limited to the structural and functional organization of the genome, but also covers its spatiotemporal dynamics.They are planning to use super-resolution microscopy at cryogenic temperatures in combination with advanced image processing to resolve the structural organization of the genome at the nanometer scale. 

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