On 27 October Bert van der Zwaan, Rector of Utrecht University and Eva van Pelt, Vice President Sales EMEA , Leica, officially opened the STED (STimulated Emission Depletion) microscopy facility at the Biology Imaging Center of the Department of Biology. STED microscopy facility will enable researchers working in the area of Life Sciences to study the architecture and dynamics of cellular components at a resolution beyond the diffraction limit.
Utrecht University offers a unique research infrastructure, which is amongst the best of its kind in Europe. It plays a significance role for academic research. The Biology Imaging Center provides access, support and training in advanced light and fluorescent microscopy techniques for research groups within the department of Biology and also to groups from other institutes within and outside Utrecht.
The STED microscopy facility, which is part of the Biology Imaging Center, is a nice example of collaboration in the development of instruments and their applications. Collaborating partner of the STED microscopy facility is Leica.