Bulgaria national roadmap for research infrastructure 2017-2023 Appendix №5: Profile of the RI in the national roadmap in the republic of Bulgaria, pp. 65-87.

Bulgaria national roadmap for research infrastructure 2017-2023 Appendix №5: Profile of the RI in the national roadmap in the republic of Bulgaria, pp. 65-87.

 

Appendix №5: PROFILE OF THE RI IN THE NATIONAL ROADMAP IN THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA

 

Center for Contemporary microscopy for fundamental and applied researches in biology, medicine and biotechnology (EuroBioImaging)

 

Description of the infrastructure:

 

Euro-BioImaging is a project to create pan-European research infrastructure by the European Strategy Forum based on the Roadmap for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). The infrastructure represents multiple centers – facilities for the implementation of fundamental and applied research in biology, medicine and biotechnology areas. The center for contemporary microscopy for fundamental and applied researches in biology, medicine and biotechnology areas (Euro-BioImaging) is the only one recommended for construction unit of the Euro- BioImaging consortium in Southeast Europe.

 

The center for contemporary microscopy for fundamental and applied researches in the fields of biology, medicine and biotechnology to the Euro-BioImaging consortium aims to build infrastructure for modern microscopy to provide the Bulgarian researchers free access to innovative technologies for receiving images. The center will provide access to the following avant-garde microscopic techniques:

 

1. Multiphotonic and confocal scanning microscopy. This type of system that is currently not available in Bulgaria, enables monitoring with high resolution deep in the organisms’ tissues.

 

2. Laser micro-dissection enables the separation of cancer cells from the normal tissue with high precision for a subsequent diagnosis and researches.

 

3. Light sheet microscopy (SPIM) is a new technique with great potential that allows capturing three-dimensional images of cells and small organisms for days without phototoxicity.

 

4. The high performance fluorescence microscopy enables simultaneous study of the effect on normal and cancerous cells of thousands of biologically active compounds with a potential use in medicine.

 

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