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Short introduction van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy

Group leader: Prof. dr. T.W.J. (Dorus) Gadella
Operational manager: Dr. M.A. (Mark) Hink

The LCAM is a collaborative effort between;

  1. Academic Medical Center-Amsterdam (AMC)
  2. Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI)
  3. University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Science (UvA - FNWI)

The aim of the van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy is to boost scientific research where light microscopy plays a central role.

The LCAM-FNWI is an expertise centre of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) and operates directly under the section Molecular Cytology, headed by prof. dr. T.W.J. Gadella. The staff of LCAM has the expertise, skills and experience to give professional support and coaching to research groups within and outside SILS. LCAM has a complete range of microscopes, image analysis and data storage equipment to enable  quantitative molecular cellular imaging. LCAM translates biological problems into microscopical solutions.

In addition to scientific collaborations with other research groups, LCAM-FNWI works on the development of novel microscopic techniques that are essential for new biological research. New microscopic techniques are being developed in close collaboration with commercial companies.