What we do

The research program of the Imaging CoE is aimed at:

  • Developing better techniques and technologies to reveal the structure and dynamics of molecular interactions (the Imaging program)
  • Applying these techniques to visualise the response of our immune system (the Immunology program).


Our imaging program encompasses a broad range of technologies – from the atomic scale to the cellular scale – aimed at uncovering structural and dynamical information of molecular interactions. We leverage the capabilities of X-ray, electron and more conventional optical microscopy techniques to develop novel ways of extracting richer spatial or temporal information from the biological systems studied.


Our immunology program applies the various imaging technologies available to us to visualise how the immune system recognises a foreign invader, activates an appropriate (and sometimes inappropriate) systemic response, and eventually affects a lethal response to deal with the threat.