Compact cell-imaging device to help drug discovery researchers
The COVID-19 pandemic represents a significant burden for healthcare. However, a full understanding of disease pathways is necessary for the fast development of vaccines and drugs to deal with future health threats. The EU-funded CoCID project is based on the idea that changes in the size and structure of a cellular organelle, as disease penetrates a cell, are early indicators. Soft X-ray microscopy (SXM) is the only technology available for measuring organelle size and structure. However, existing SXM facilities, called synchrotrons, are huge in size and not easily accessible by researchers. With this in mind, the project will develop a compact cell-imaging device to make SXM available to disease and drug discovery researchers.
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action
A96 XV67 Dublin