About us

The Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy at Ghent University is a university-wide core facility clustering expertise with both standard and specialized microscopes to support life science research located in Flanders, Belgium.

What is our aim?

The centre aims to provide high end instrumentation and expertise thereby making light microscopy accessible for researches independently of their experience level. The centre facilitates microscopy experiments to ensure high-quality scientific research where light microscopy plays an indispensable role.

What do we offer?

The centre features a broad gamma of light microscopy equipment from standard to custom build microscopes. On all instruments, we offer service measurements or access to the equipment to perform your own experiments. To ensure optimal use of our instrumentations, we provide one-to-one expert advice, training and full technical support. No prior experience is required as the facility staff can support you throughout the complete process to obtain your microscopy based results. Therefore, the instruments are accessible for users of all levels of experience. Besides training on the use of our instruments, we also commit to offer education in the form of a Specialist course.

Who are we?

Facility staff

Daily operation is carried out by Herlinde De Keersmaecker and Toon Brans. They are assisted by microscopy experts for additional on-site support.

 

Herlinde De Keersmaecker (Microscopy specialist)

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Toon Brans (Manager)

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Geert Meesen (On-site support)

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Ellen Cocquyt (On-site support)

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Jan Aelterman (Image processing specialist)

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Bart De Pauw (On-site support)

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Ann-Sophie Vander Plaetsen (On-site support)

Jana Weymaere (On-site support)

Promotors

Nine professors from five faculties at Ghent University located in Flanders, Belgium engage themselves to enable this expertise centre.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences:

  1. Laboratory of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy
  2. Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences:

  1. Department of Basic Medical Sciences

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering:

  1. Department of Biotechnology

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture:

  1. Image processing and interpretation research group

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine:

  1. Department of Morphology