Doctoral Network for a Shared Excellence of Fluorescent Lifetime Imaging Microscopy in Biomedical Applications

01 January 2023 → 31 December 2026
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical biochemistry
Other information
Project description

The flIMAGIN3D project will create a research training network on the biomedical applications of 3D fluorescent lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM). The project aims to recruit 10 doctoral candidates for the creation of robust, user friendly, innovative FLIM-based platforms for a broad range of biomedical applications. The training network will cover the essential theoretical foundation of FLIM and, through the individual projects, address the existing knowledge gap in photonics applications in biology. The flIMAGIN3D early career researchers will develop FLIM platforms capable of delivering new information to understand biology in disease, differentiation, development and interventions at a high resolution.

Role of Ghent University
Ghent University will host and lead 3 PhD research projects dedicated to: FLIM-assisted analysis of intestinal organoids metabolism Sensing and manipulating hypoxia with innovative biosensing and tissue engineering tools Rapid development of FRET biosensors optimized for FLIM readouts of mechanobiological sensing and cellular response in imaging cancer (in collaboration with NKI) In addition, Ghent University will support and host PhD students from other research projects within the network, including partners from Trinity College Dublin, NKI, University of Copenhagen, Politecnico di Milano, University of Tubingen and industry collaborators.
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