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EMBL Imaging Centre holds official inauguration event

The EMBL Imaging Centre was inaugurated on the 30th of June 2022, welcoming representatives from politics, industry and research. The center was officially opened by Edith Heard, EMBL Director General; Jens Brandenburg, Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research; Theresia Bauer, State Minister of Science, Research and Arts, Baden-Wuerttemberg; Jan Ellenberg, Head of Cell Biology and Biophysics and Head of EMBL Imaging Centre, EMBL; and Fedja Bobanovic, Chief Technology Officer and VP R&D, Leica Microsystems.

"The open innovation partnership model built between the EMBL, and its industry partners has successfully led to the creation of this state-of-the-art advanced imaging facility where scientists are enabled and empowered to push scientific boundaries further than ever before," said Fedja Bobanovic, Vice President Global R&D and Chief Technology Officer at Leica Microsystems, speaking at the event. "At Leica, we believe innovative public-private collaborations are essential for driving scientific breakthroughs, generating new discoveries and ultimately improving human health."

"Through the Imaging Centre, EMBL not only further expands its services, which are already well known far beyond Germany’s borders. With its open architecture, it also enables new insight into research itself. For me, the EMBL Imaging Centre embodies cooperation and openness for the future of science in the region, in Germany, and in Europe. Through a public exhibition, this perspective will be broadened, and new ways to involve the public will become possible," said Theresia Bauer, Baden-Württemberg Minister of Science, Research and the Arts.

Image credits: Kinga Lubowiecka/EMBL


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