How our research benefits to society
Technique development allows to better analyse how the building blocks of regulate life or contribute to derailed process leading to diseases. We develop microscopic methods that help to study the dynamics of these molecules (compare a single picture with a video) and increase the depth of analysis (compare a black and white TV versus a color TV, or even 3D movies). Successful developments can be broadly applied in life sciences.
Our first implementation is in Type 1 diabetes research, the cause of this disease is not known, therapy is highly invasive, and life expectancy of patients is decreased by ~10 years. Understanding the mechanism that lead to disease might be the first step in preventing T1D.