The Bioimaging Center (BIC) is the imaging core facility of the University of Konstanz. BIC offers its users access to different modalities of advanced light microscopy, technical advice in sample preparation, and support in image analysis, the latter in cooperation with the Center for Interactive Data Analysis, Modelling and Visual Exploration (INCIDE).
BIC pursues research for the advancement of microscopy techniques, in particular nonlinear imaging and photomanipulation using femtosecond fiber lasers, in close collaboration with the Center for Applied Photonics (CAP). The biological focus of interest lies in the response of the cell nucleus to stress and DNA damage. A concise article hightlighting current and future research projects can be found in the Science News section of the BIOPRO GmbH.
BIC is also member of the Collaborative Research Center 969 (CRC 969) and the Research Training Group 1331 (RTG 1331) at the University of Konstanz.
Together with the Life Imaging Center of the University of Freiburg, the BIC coordinates the network of German imaging facilities, German BioImaging.
The BIC is National Contact point and Proof-of-Concept Site in the pan-European project for research infrastructure for biological and medical imaging, Euro-BioImaging.
The BIC offers opportunities to perform Master or PhD theses in an interdisciplinary environment combining cell biology (DNA damage and chromatin dynamics), physics (laser technology and optics) and computer science (image analysis).
Do not hesitate to contact Prof. Elisa May for current openings.