Light Microscopy Division

↳ Images acquired with a "1$ microscope" (2012, T. Sieprath)


In the past decade, light microscopy has evolved to become the leading tool for the structural and functional investigation of biological systems. Rapid advances in the fields of photochemistry and biotechnology have enabled innovative biological research with continuously increasing spatiotemporal resolution and throughput. The versatility of advanced light microscopy and its broad application radius in fundamental research, environmental monitoring and drug discovery make it an indispensible technology. In line with this evolution, the Dept. of Molecular Biotechnology (Ghent University) established in 2009 a facility, dedicated to advanced light microscopy, with the goal of performing high level scientific research in a multidisciplinary context.

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Featured Publication

MorphoNeuroNet: An automated method for dense neurite network analysis.
G. Pani, W. De Vos, N. Samari, L. de Saint-Georges, S. Baatout, P. Van Oostveldt and M. Benotmane
Cytometry Part A, 2014.

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Recent News

  • June 17th-21st, LiMiD is co-organizing the NB-Photonics Summer School 2013. This year the school will focus on 'Optical microscopy, spectroscopy and lab-on-chip sensing’. For more information, contact The number of participants is limited to 30 researchers. (posted May 8th, 2013)
  • Together with Lambda-X, LiMiD has been awarded an ESA project to develop a compact, cutting edge imaging device for conducting multi-purpose live cell biological experiments in space and simulated space conditions. (posted April 27th, 2013)

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  • On May 16th-17th, the Belgian Society for Analytical Cytology, Molecular, the Belgian Society for Microscopy vzw are organizing a course on molecular biology and cytometry in Mol. The course balances theoretical sessions with hands-on workshops, covering a broad range of state-of-the-art techniques. The registration deadline is May 1st. Visit for more information. (posted April 23rd, 2013)

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