DFG Major Research Instrumentation: Microscope for high-throughput and screening

Project: DFG ProjectsDFG Major Research Instrumentation

Project Details


A microscope for high-throughput and screening is nessecary for an automated live imaging system for the analysis of fluorescence signals in living cell and tissue cultures under controlled and programmable environmental conditions, some of which are rhythmic. The device will be used to record longitudinal measurements of molecular and physiological rhythms with the aid of fluorescence microscopy at the single cell level and in a network over several days and to analyze their circadian rhythms. The aim is to characterize the ontogenetic and organ-specific development and stabilization of circadian rhythms and molecular manipulation mechanisms as a potential therapeutic approach for neuropsychiatric and metabolic-endocrine diseases.
Effective start/end date01.01.22 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 206-08 Cognitive and Systemic Human Neuroscience
  • 206-03 Experimental and Theoretical Neurosciences of Networks

Funding Institution

  • DFG: German Research Association