Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.
christian_eggeling

Prof Christian Eggeling with Prof Simon Davies and Dr Jan Rehwinkel, MRC Human Immunology Unit (HIU), have just been awarded a Multi-user Equipment Grant from the Wellcome Trust. This is for upgrades to two existing super-resolution STED microscopes that form part of the Wolfson Imaging Centre Oxford, under supervision of Prof Christian Eggeling and Dr Christoffer Lagerholm. The upgrades will enable users to take super-resolved images in three dimensions rather than two and will enable multi-colour detection. This represents a superb advance for researchers, in the questions that can now be addressed by STED microscopy. The two microscopes to be upgraded are the Leica SP8 STED system situated in the Imaging Centre Room 1 and the RESOLFT/STED system sited in a dedicated Containment Level 3 room in HIU. This latter upgrade will allow the study of highly infectious pathogens such as HIV in living cells. The value of the award is £281K with an additional 10% being supported by the Director’s Fund and Christian Eggeling’s own research funds. The unique upgraded systems will benefit from collaborations and development agreements with companies helping to implement these cutting-edge developments, and will ensure that Oxford and UK researchers have access to the latest super-resolution imaging technology.

Please contact Christian Eggeling or Christoffer Lagerholm if interested in using these new technologies.

 

3DSTEDgrantpublicityfig1
 3DSTEDgrantpublicityfig2

Similar stories

Many Long COVID patients continue to experience symptoms one year after hospital discharge

People who were hospitalised with COVID-19 and continued to experience symptoms five months later, show limited further recovery one year after hospital discharge according to the latest results of a major national study.

Spin-out company Alethiomics launches

The enterprise will focus on developing targeted therapies for a specific family of blood cancers.

Interview with Excellence Award winner Dr Susan Shapiro

A member of the Oxford Centre For Haematology, Dr Shapiro, was recently interviewed by the Royal College of Pathologists.

Iron integral to the development of life on Earth – and the possibility of life on other planets

A collaboration between researchers at the MRC WIMM and Department of Earth Sciences uncovers the importance of iron for the development of complex life on Earth.

Strong cytotoxic T cell responses to an internal viral component are associated with mild COVID-19 disease

Study from the Dong Group reveals key differences in the adaptive immune responses of patients with mild vs. severe COVID-19, highlighting a potential new vaccine target.