Jean-Luc Vonesch is head of the imaging facility at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), Strasburg, France. 23 years ago he was the founder of this facility which nowadays serves more than 850 scientists distributed among 47 working groups. Accordingly the technical spectrum at the imaging facility is very brought because many different demands have to be met.
One present request seems to be Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM) which is why they installed a Leica SR GSD system at the IGBMC. Looking deeply into the cells is of a special interest Vonesch states. And with super-resolution microscopy he pretends it is easier to identify the regions of interest for subsequent electron microscopy: “And so we can gain time thanks to the super-resolution” he says.
Asking Jean-Luc about the collaboration with Leica Microsystems he finds words of praise: “It is important to have a good contact with people, with the company. And a company is not only the product, but also the people... I would say Leica Microsystems is particular good in this context.”