Lost in Imaging spring 2015


Demo instrument

Phasefocus quantitative label-free live cell imaging demo.
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CIC instruments have been used in approximately 40 peer review publications/year. Check.

Recent publications

Rantakari P, Auvinen K, Jäppinen N, Kapraali M, Valtonen J, Karikoski M, Gerke H, Iftakhar-E-Khuda I, Keuschnigg J, Umemoto E, Tohya K, Miyasaka M, Elima K, Jalkanen S, Salmi M. The endothelial protein PLVAP in lymphatics controls the entry of lymphocytes and antigens into lymph nodes. Nat Immunol. 2015 Feb 9. doi: 10.1038/ni.3101. [Epub ahead of print]. [Pubmed]

Komulainen E, Zdrojewska J, Freemantle E, Mohammad H, Kulesskaya N, Deshpande P, Marchisella F, Mysore R, Hollos P, Michelsen KA, Mågard M, Rauvala H, James P, Coffey ET. JNK1 controls dendritic field size in L2/3 and L5 of the motor cortex, constrains soma size, and influences fine motor coordination. Front Cell Neurosci. 2014 Sep 12;8:272. [PubMed]

Services of the Cell Imaging Core

The Cell Imaging Core (CIC) is a centralized facility where end users receive the support needed to carry out conventional and advanced imaging techniques. The unit has combined resources to provide state-of-the-art equipment that is open to all researchers. CIC is part of the Biocenter Finland Infrastructure Network on Biological Imaging. We cooperate with Turku Bioimaging  and EuroBioImaging to improve the accessibility of imaging technologies among the bioscience community internationally. 

The primary goal of the unit is to enhance the research and teaching environment of BioCity Turku.

To meet these goals, the unit

  • provides technical training to local users and visiting researchers
  • offers consultation on experimental design and image analysis
  • evaluates new methods and fluorescence tools and communicates acquired knowledge to users
  • implements advances in hardware and software relevant for biomedical sciences
  • provides ongoing education in theory and practise by organizing training courses and international workshops


Contact details:

• Email: microscopy [at]
• Phone: +358 (0)50 369 7532
Flow cytometry
• Email: flow [at]
• Phone: +358 (0)50 365 1598

Turku Centre for Biotechnology
Cell Imaging Core
BioCity, 5th floor
Tykistökatu 6A, FI-20520 Turku, Finland

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