Leibniz ScienceCampus InfectoOptics

The Leibniz ScienceCampus InfectoOptics aims to develop urgently needed novel optical diagnostic tools for infectious diseases. It will strengthen basic research in the field of optical high technologies in combination with addressing acute research deficits in infection biology. The vision of InfectoOptics is (i) the development of sophisticated technologies allowing to relate optical/photonic analysis of single cells to molecular analyses, (ii) the use of these technologies to produce high impact research, (iii) to develop innovative technologies of single cell analyses which would have a major influence not only on combating infectious diseases but also other diseases and (iv) to deduce pathogen-specific signatures from immune cells by combining and further developing advanced optical and single cell omics technologies.