Rogier Veltrop wins the 2021 CytoSMART Research Grant

The CytoSMART Research Grant is an initiative to help motivated students and researchers improve their project's quality. The grant offers a CytoSMART live-cell imaging device that can be used for research purposes for a specified period of time. These devices are suitable for monitoring cell cultures in any research topic that could benefit from live-cell imaging.

With his research, Rogier Veltrop (Dept. of Biochemistry) aims to expand his work in live cell imaging. He won the Cytosmart FL3 which is a small fluorescence live-cell imaging microscope equipped with a brightfield and two fluorescent channels. This device enables Veltrop to unravel cellular processes in real-time, providing lots of valuable data about the experiments and answers if, when, how, and to what extend the cellular processes occur. Furthermore it can track dynamic cellular processes with high specificity by taking high-quality images to create real-time time-lapse movies. Simultaneously, the cells are kept in a controlled environment inside a standard cell culture incubator. The Schurgers lab is excited to start this collaboration with CytoSMART.

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