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The Imaging unit recently launched services


The Imaging Unit at the Institute for Lung Health (ILH) is located at the Centre for Infections and Genomics of the Lung (CIGL) and is equipped with cutting-edge light microscopy instrumentation.

The users of the Imaging Unit can benefit from dedicated consultation for all steps of their imaging workflow (sample preparation, image acquisition and data handling and analysis). The imaging unit can provide image analysis support by establishing analysis workflows or providing algorithms developed using a number of software (e.g. ImageJ/Fiji, etc.).

On top of the daily support and individual introductions, the imaging unit can provide open workshops and courses for a variety of subjects in the field of light microscopy and image analysis. Additionally, the unit provides regular quality control checks for all instruments ensuring that the optical systems operate within specifications.


Lab team moved to the new CIGL building


In December 2020 most of our lab team moved to the newly established laboratories and offices at the Center for Infections and Genomics of the Lung (CIGL). Great effort was made to move the equipment in record-breaking time. Thanks a lot to all helping hands.

Now the long-awaited lab space and new equipment are available to proceed with our research in an inspiring surrounding with many working groups of our network together in one place.

accepted for publication


our manuscript Vazquez-Armendariz et al. entitled “Multilineage murine lung stem cells generate complex organoids to model lung development and disease" has been accepted for publication at EMBO Journal

KFO 309 funded until 2023


the clinical reserch unit KFO 309 is funded by the DFG for a second funding period without any restrictions and include a new project on the role of metabolic changes in T cell responses induced by viral infections that exacerbate COPD and emphysema. This project is run by PD Dr. med. Natascha Sommer and PD Dr. med. Chrysanthi Skevaki.