CELL SCREENING CORE
The Cell Screening Core, (CSC), at the Department of Cell Biology of the UMC Utrecht, is a well-established core for high-throughput screening. The Core has an automated high-throughput cell screening system in use since 2009. This platform is designed to allow biomedical researchers to screen a variety of siRNA and compound libraries in 96- and 384-well plates. Research has concentrated to a great extent on the use of high content screens that utilize automated microscopy, thus leveraging the extensive experience in fluorescence light microscopy present within the department in the form of the Cell Microscopy Core. The various projects run at the CSC address important biomedical research areas including cancer, neurological diseases, childhood diseases and stem cell biology, which are defined focus areas, ('speerpunten') within the UMC Utrecht.
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