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    Cochin Imaging photonic : IMAG'IC


    Team leader

    The Institut Cochin photonic imaging facility (IMAG’IC), which has the Gis IBiSA and ISO 9001 V2008 labels, is under the scientific direction of Florence Niedergang and under the responsibility of the engineer Pierre Bourdoucle.
    In the center of Paris, the platform has 14 acquisition systems and 3 stations for analysis and image processing, spread over 130 m². Any person working in a public laboratory (EPST, University) or private company can benefit from help or training to become autonomous to work on all microscopes managed by the platform.
    In parallel, image restoration by 3D deconvolution, image quantification, database,  3D printing, vibratome sectioning of thick tissues and tissue clarification are also now proposed to our users.



    News publications :

    Tumor stiffening, a key determinant of tumor progression, is reversed by nanomaterial-induced photothermal therapy.
    Iris Marangon, Amanda A. K. Silva, Thomas Guilbert, Jelena Kolosnjaj-Tabi, Carmen Marchiol, Sharuja Natkhunarajah, Foucault Chamming's, Cécilia Ménard Moyon, Alberto Bianco, Jean-Luc Gennisson, Gilles Renault, Florence Gazeau. Theranostics, 2017 7(2):329-343
    Communiqué de presse

    Strength of Neisseria meningitidis binding to endothelial cells requires highly-ordered CD147/β2-adrenoceptor clusters assembled by alpha-actinin-4
    Maissa, N., V. Covarelli, S. Janel, B. Durel, N. Simpson, S. C. Bernard, L. Pardo-Lopez, H. Bouzinba-Segard, C. Faure, M. G. H. Scott, M. Coureuil, P. C. Morand, F. Lafont, X. Nassif, S. Marullo, and S. Bourdoulous. Nat Commun 2017 8:15764.


    • Multi-color 3D acquisitions dSTORM are now set up.
    • Cochin Image Database

    Backup, archive and image processing online

    • Multi-photon microscopy

    Thick sectioning and clarification of samples are proposed for multi-photon microscopy.

    • Imaging Flow Cytometer (ImagestreamX)

    A 375nm laser is now available to excite fluorochromes in the UV

    • Training

    The fourth INSERM CNRS training on super-resolution microscopy will take place in the spring of 2018 with the participation of the IMAG’IC staff.
    The next ImageJ indoor training will take place in the 1st and 2nd of March 2018






    G. Roussy buiding on the 5th floor
    rooms 515 and 509
    8 rue Méchain
    75014 Paris

    +33 (0) 1 40 51 66 55 / 65 84