Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Endocrinology Research Laboratory and Department of Endocrinology
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) is an academic hospital of about 4000 employees. The research of the Endocrinology Research Laboratory (ERL) is focused on 2 main topics:
In this field, LUMC are a leading European research group and Prof Löwik is a subcoordinator of, and his lab is a Technology and Training Platform (TTP) within, the European Network of Excellence called EMIL (European Molecular Imaging Laboratories). During the last year the group has also obtained significant experience in near infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging which offers complementary possibilities to BLI. Within the LUMC-ERL many optical imaging systems are available for BLI and FLI, including several 2D planar (i.e. Xenogen, Berthold Technologies, Hamamatsu) and one life-time (or time-domain) imaging system (GE eXplore Optix). At the moment the optical imaging technology is used to optimize new therapeutic approaches for treatment of cancer and for tissue regeneration.