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.


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.


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.

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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.

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    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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    Role of immune metabolism in a mouse model of Non Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis (NASH)

    Monday, March 29, 2021

    Auto-aggressive CXCR6+ CD8 T cells cause liver immune pathology in NASH.

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    Dr. Berta Cillero-Pastor and Prof. Ron Heeren receive again ITN grant

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    ITN grant for M4i FoodTraNet project: Advanced Research and Training Network in food quality, safety and security.

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    Direct detection of sarcomen during an operation with an i-knife

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    M4i researchers Dr. Berta Cillero Pastor and Prof. Maarten Honing participate in DARTBAC project

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020

    Developing new mass spectrometry (imaging) and SPR based solutions.

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Visiting address: M4I Division of Nanoscopy

Prof. Peter Peters - contact Anita Mühlegger