Ref.: EQC2021-007527-P
Principal Investigator: Valeria Caiolfa
Start date: 01/06/2021
End date: 31/12/2023
Budget: €1.157.025,82€
Project objectives: The main goal of this proposal is to make a generational step up in translational optical microscopy, enabling new cutting-edge applications in the field of pre-clinical imaging that are not possible with any of the existing systems at CNIC. This non-linear imaging (NLO) platform will provide never before achieved resolution, quality, capacity and a user friendly environment for simultaneous acquisition of multiple markers, fluorescence lifetime (FLIM), infrared scattering (SHG, THG) and with illumination from ultraviolet to deep infrared.
Equipment: The equipment is based on an advanced confocal module built with a direct microscope that is equipped with objectives suitable for live imaging as well as for standard fixed samples. It is important to highlight that the fully integrated add-on modules, including multiphoton components, revolutionary detectors, and fluorescence lifetime-based routines, make this microscope unique among standardized systems that are commercially available.
Other information: The grants object of this call are financed by Mecanismo de Recuperación y Resiliencia de la Unión Europea, in accordance with (EU) Regulation.


Title: In Vivo Advanced Nanoscopy at the ICTS - ReDIB - TRIMA - CNIC' (Capacity of the nanoscopy platform enhancement with adaptation to the capture of ultra-fast and multicolor in vivo images)
Call: FEDER: Infraestructuras Científicas y Técnicas Singulares (ICTS)
Ref.: ICTS-2018-04-CNIC-16
Principal Investigator: Borja Ibáñez Cabeza
Start date: 01/01/2018
End date: 31/12/2021
Budget: 320.229,15€
Project objectives:

  1. To increase the flexibility and capacity of the Nanoscopy platform by adapting to multicolor and ultrafast in vivo imaging.
  2. To increase the capability and flexibility of the Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X super resolution microscope.
  3. Software/hardware and detectors upgrade of the Mai Tai DS Nikon ECLIPSE ISS ALBA (ALBA_FLIM) 2-photon inverted microscope.


Other useful links: https://www.redib.net
Other information: This project is cofounded by the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER), «Una manera de hacer Europa».