COST Action CA17121 - Correlated Multimodal Imaging in Life Sciences - COMULIS, 2018-2022

 The network aims at fueling urgently needed collaborations in the field of correlated multimodal imaging(CMI), promoting and disseminating its benefits through showcase pipelines, and paving the way for itstechnological advancement and implementation as a versatile tool in biological and preclinical research. CMIcombines two or more imaging modalities to gather information about the same specimen. It creates acomposite view of the sample with multidimensional information about its macro-, meso- and microscopicstructure, dynamics, function and chemical composition. Since no single imaging technique can reveal allthese details, CMI is the only way to understand biomedical processes and diseases mechanistically andholistically. CMI relies on the joint multidisciplinary expertise from biologists, physicists, chemists, cliniciansand computer scientists, and depends on coordinated activities and knowledge transfer between academiaand industry, and instrument developers and users. Due to its inherently multidisciplinary and cross-functional nature, an interdisciplinary network such as this Action is indispensable for the success of CMI.Nevertheless, there is currently no European network in the field. Existing scattered efforts focus oncorrelated light and electron microscopy or (pre)clinical hybrid imaging. This Action will consolidate theseefforts, establish commonly-accepted protocols and quality standards for existing CMI approaches, identifyand showcase novel CMI pipelines, bridge the gap between preclinical and biological imaging, and fostercorrelation software through networking, workshops and open databases. The network will raise awarenessfor CMI, train researchers in multimodal approaches, and work towards a scientific mindset that isenthusiastic about interdisciplinary imaging approaches in life sciences.

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Period: 2018-2022

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