It all begins with the cell – even in medicine. Biochemists and pharmacologists research new active ingredients, while physicians study specific cell properties and want to make use of the natural potential of stem cells. Cells and cell cultures are being tested in the laboratory to determine everything which could be technically suitable for healing purposes before it comes in contact with the living organism.
Professor Joachim Heberle from the Free University of Berlin wants to make the smallest protein structures visible under the microscope. He wants to accomplish this with an infrared microscope, originating in the field of physics. He told COMPAMED.de which technology is behind all this and what he also wants to examine with it in the future.