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 number: 101017116

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 836 265,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date: 01/01/2021

Project end date: 31/12/2024


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.

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