Microscopy Imaging Center

MIC Research Day 2023

On June 28, 2023, more than 120 participants from the University of Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, and industry representatives attended the traditional MIC research day, that took place at UniS. The well-balanced program of the event featured MIC users from all three Faculties of the MIC (Vetsuisse, Natural sciences and Medicine) as well as one researcher from the University of Fribourg and one industry speaker.

Nine scientists presented their research projects related to microscopy. Among them, Ora Hazak from the University of Fribourg introduced her studies of plant receptor-ligand signalling using fluorescence lifetime imaging. An industry representative, Nikolaos Droseros from GMP, informed the audience about the latest developments of lasers for multiphoton microscopy. Finally, two students who successfully graduated from the PhD program Cutting Edge Microscopy (CEM) received their certificates.

As usual, this event provided plenty of opportunities for networking among the imaging community at the University of Bern. We thank all CEM students for their help in the organization, all participants for their enthusiasm for microscopy and event sponsors for their generous financial support.


  • Hana Hanzlikova, Institute of Animal Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, UniBE

  • Paola Luciani,  Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Science, UniBE

  • Sophia Fochler (Gluenz Lab), Institute of Cell Biology, Faculty of Science, UniBE

  • Irina Bregy, Institute of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, UniBE

  • Ora Hazak, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg

  • Martin Sadowski, Institute of Tissue Medicine and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, UniBE

  • Mykhailo Vladymyrov, Theodor Kocher Institute / Data Science Lab, Faculty of Medicine, UniBE

  • Darko Stojkov, Institute of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, UniBE

  • Javier Pareja Román, Theodor Kocher Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UniBE

  • Chroma Technology GmbH
  • GMP SA
  • AHF analysentechnik AG
  • Nikon Europe B.V. 
  • Witec AG
  • Vitaris AG