FLIMagin3D is an Marie Sklodowska Curie Action Doctoral Network (MSCA-DN) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 10107350. FLIMagin3D’s goal is to train a new generation of young researchers, based on an internationally competitive consortium of developers, users and industrial collaborators.
The scientific objective of FLIMagin3D is to synergistically evolve key aspects in FLIM imaging across disciplines by advancing the acquisition of FLIM data and the analysis pipeline, by developing improved platforms that facilitate imaging for a wide range of (bio)medical, chemical and biophysical applications, and by advancing the state-of-the-art in FLIM biosensors. Through real-world biological and biomedical research lines across the partners we can showcase the validity and power of our developments and unify in streamlining FLIM as an accessible and robust tool.
FLIM (Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy) is an imaging technique based on the differences in the exponential decay rate of the photon emission of a fluorophore from a sample, extremely useful to map protein-protein interactions and biochemical reactions in living cells. One can gain a wealth of information about dynamic live 3D systems – small organisms and interspecies communities, multicellular aggregates, organoids and assembloids, biofabricated microtissues and indeed live tissues.