High Content Imaging and Analysis
FIMM High Content Imaging and Analysis (FIMM-HCA) has been set up to advance high-content and high-throughput imaging and image analysis. This new facility is open access core unit, starting operation at the beginning of 2017, with harmonized operating principles, access and user policy within HELMI (Helsinki Advanced Light Microscopy Imaging Platform), together with BIU-LM and LMU-BI.
FIMM-HCA provides high-content microscopes (1 spinning-disk confocal and 1 widefield) for imaging and guidance for image analysis and data management. We train all users to use the equipment and software available in the unit. We actively participate in education of undergraduate and PhD students as well as the research community in high-content imaging and analysis.
FIMM-HCA is based on a scientific core competence of personnel in high-content imaging, cell biology, image analysis and software development. The major developments towards establishment of this core unit have been carried out first as partners in the EU FP7 project Systems Microscopy Network of Excellence (2011-2015), and continued in the TEKES funded FiDiPro fellow project (2014-), as well as in the academic groups at FIMM (Horvath, Kallioniemi). We also work closely together with FIMM HTB unit in setting up the cell-based high-content assays with robotics. We have experience in Pharma and other company collaborations.
FIMM-HCA personnel are represented in:
- COST action NEUBIAS CA15124 (Network of European BioImage Analysts)
- SBI2 (Society for Biomolecular Imaging and Informatics)
- EuCAI (European Cell Based Assay interest group)
Our unit will officially open as our new spinning disk confocal microscope arrives but you can already contact us by email for project proposals.