Advanced optical microscopy of disease

The Molecular Imaging group aims at creating an advanced optical imaging platform for studying (sub)cellular processes in health and disease, with a focus on cardiovascular biology and pathology. A whole range of microscopic technologies, including widefield (spectroscopic) fluorescence, confocal, (resonant scanning) multiphoton, and super-resolution STED is developed and applied to cells and tissues. The created platform is available to researchers from research schools within Maastricht and for external users. Furthermore, the platform is taking part in the Euro-BioImaging node “Excellence in Imaging” Maastricht, of which Prof. van Zandvoort is the Node leader.