Research institutes

M4I Division of Nanoscopy

M4I Division of Nanoscopy strives for greater insight into the 3D form of cell proteins, paving the way for developing more effective treatments for diseases such as cancer and tuberculosis while gaining better understanding of how protein complexes manage healthy and diseased cells, allowing drugs and vaccines to work more effectively.

Research

The M4I Division of Nanoscopy investigates cell structures at a macromolecular level. Inside cells, proteins work together in complex structures and are responsible for virtually all processes in the human body, including diseases such as cancer. To understand the working mechanisms of protein complexes, three-dimensional imaging of normal and disease-causing protein complexes is essential. This could ultimately lead to more effective treatments, but also to vaccines against diseases such as tuberculosis.

Education

M4I’s scientists are involved in teaching at a bachelor's, master's and PhD level, within the University College Maastricht, the Maastricht Science Programme and various programmes within the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.

New M4I office wing

A new M4I office wing with the same open and transparent look and feel will be realised now. Based on C.O.R.E. collaborative open research education. C.O.R.E. requires a transparent and open environment for both laboratories and offices.

M4I office wing

News

  • Ron Heeren receives the Thomson medal

    Ron Heeren receives Thomson Medal

    Wednesday, August 31, 2022

    Prof. dr. Ron Heeren received the prestigious Thomson Medal for his work in the field of mass spectrometry.

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    Extra research groups to strengthen top institutes MERLN and M4i

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022

    DThe multimillion-euro investment in the LINK programme by the Province of Limburg, Maastricht University (UM) and Maastricht UMC+ (MUMC+) has achieved its targets. And the LINK programme is to have a sequel: UM and MUMC+ will be investing eight million euros in MERLN and M4i in the coming years to give an extra boost to regenerative medicine and imaging. 

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    “From Atoms to Cells, Nanobiology course leads to wonderful illustrations” Raimond Ravelli

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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    Amanda Hummon on a mission: personalized treatment for cancer patients

    Monday, October 18, 2021 Read more
  • M4i Transparent

    World-renowned Mass Spectrometry conference to be held in Maastricht in 2022

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021

    This biennial conference focuses on the breadth of mass spectrometry. 

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Visiting address: M4I Division of Nanoscopy

Prof. Peter Peters - contact Anita Mühlegger