Improving the outcomes of children with cancer

At the cutting edge: Modern technology is a driver of research

Without modern technology, cancer research is inconceivable today. High-throughput methods make it possible to decipher the molecular biology of cancer cells in their complexity and variety – like looking for a needle in a haystack – to detect possible vulnerabilities.

Scientists at the Research Institute of the Children's Cancer Center Hamburg therefore have well-equipped laboratories at their disposal, which meet all requirements for biological, radio- and genetic engineering work at safety levels 1 and 2.

The research institute is equipped with the following large devices:

  • Molecular Imager
  • Fluorescence Microscope
  • Pipetting Robot
  • Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS)
  • Light Cycler
  • Monochromatic Microplate Reader
  • Ultracentrifuge
  • Sequencer
  • Pipetting Platform

Through our partnership with the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and the Heinrich Pette Institute, we have access to additional large equipment such as next-­generation sequencers, confocal laser microscopes, STORM photon microscopy, bioluminescence, small animal MRI, etc.