Compact Cell-Imaging Device to provide insight into the cellular origins of diseases and to aid in the development of novel therapeutics (CoCID)

Main funder

Funder's project number101017116

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 836 265,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date01/01/2021

Project end date31/12/2024


Soft x-ray microscopy (SXM) is the unique technology that can image the whole intact cells under normal and pathological conditions without labelling or fixation, at high throughput and spatial resolution. A significant challenge of soft x-ray microscopy is that the photonic illumination required for imaging is currently only available at six football-stadium sized facilities, called synchrotron sources, and only 2% of the disease research community have been able to access this imaging modality.
The challenge addressed by project CoCID is to develop a prototype, lab-scale, soft x-ray microscope, which can be used in a laboratory setting and to demonstrate the feasibility of this extremely valuable imaging modality as a research tool to understand the cellular origin of diseases.

Principal Investigator

Other persons related to this project (JYU)

Primary responsible unit

Follow-up groups

Profiling areaNanoscience Center (Department of Physics PHYS, JYFL) (Faculty of Mathematics and Science) (Department of Chemistry CHEM) (Department of Biological and Environmental Science BIOENV) NSC

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