Dr. Dietrich Kohlheyer
Microbial cultures are often confronted with inhomogeneous and highly dynamic environments. These environmental factors often trigger the occurrence of severe population heterogeneity, allowing cells in nature to cope with changing and complex conditions. Applying classical analysis it is nearly impossible to unravel these phenomena correctly. To overcome this limitation the group is developing specifically tailored microfluidic structures, the size of several micrometers and smaller, to cultivate single cells and isogenic colonies under very well defined conditions. Full spatial and temporal resolution at the single cell level is achieved by automated microscopy and subsequent image analysis.
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