New NIKON Centre of Excellence in Super Resolution Microscopy at IMG

  • published: 23.1.2014

On Tuesday, 21st of January, 2014 Nikon Company in the cooperation with the Institute of Molecular Genetics, Czech Academy of Science, will start operation of a new Nikon Centre of Excellence in Super Resolution Microscopy. The Super Resolution Microscopy is a revolutionary microscopic method enabling the observation of the smaller details especially in the cell biology, than it was possible until now with the conventional methods.

The Centre is a part of the European Network of Nikon Centres of Excellence. There only 5 these centres in Europe (IMG Prague, ICFO Barcelona, Koki Budapest, UvA Amsterdam, Stockholm). Therefore we are very proud, that this Centre starts its operation in the Czech Republic, at the Academy of Sciences.

A Nikon Centre of Excellence (NCE) is a partnership and exchange of knowledge with an institute that focuses on a specific area of research. The partnership allows the researchers access to high-end advanced imaging equipment and Nikon technical expertise, and gives Nikon invaluable feedback and input from scientists carrying out cutting edge research, gaining insight into new applications to be able to create the perfect imaging solution.


Contact person:

Prof. Pavel Hozak, Ph.D., D.Sc., Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR, v. v. i.,
phone: +420 241 062 219, e-mail:


Full text of the press release in pdf version.
Discussion in the Czech Radio – (in Czech).
Czech Television reportage – (in Czech).
Article in Academic Bulletin –