The LCI Core Facility aims to provide high-quality support  for research projects performed at DBMR and other institutions of the University of Bern. With its mission to train and support junior researchers at the University of Bern, the LCI Core Facility is con-stantly involved in a number of collaborations with numerous research groups where a reasonable amount of its total working time is bound.



The MIC kindly asks all users of the LCI Core Facility to acknowledge the support of the Microscopy Imaging Centre (MIC) in any publication with data obtained with MIC equipment. A gesture of recognition may be done by simply acknowledging that the study was performed with the support of the Microscopy Imaging Center (MIC), Uni-versity of Bern.

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The MIC also kindly requests to get acknowledeged when a new publication which in-cludes microscopic techniques is added to the BORIS system of the University of Bern:

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“09 Interdisciplinary Units - Microscopy Imaging Center”

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  • Blom RA, Amacker M, van Dijk RM, Moser C, Stumbles PA, Blank F, von Garnier C. Pulmonary Delivery of Virosome-Bound Antigen enhances Antigen-Specific CD4+ T Cell Proliferation compared to liposome-bound or soluble antigen. Front Immunol. 2017 Apr 7;8:35
  • Ebener, Simone; Barnowski, Sandra; Wotzkow Alvarez, Carlos; Marti, Thomas; Lopez-Rodriguez, Elena; Crestani, Bruno; Blank, Fabian; Schmid, Ralph; Geiser, Thomas; Funke, Manuela (2017). Toll-like receptor 4 activation attenuates profibrotic response in control lung fibroblasts but not in fibroblasts from patients with IPF. American journal of physiology - lung cellular and molecular physiology, 312(1), L42-L55. American Physio-logical Society 10.1152/ajplung.00119.2016
  • Ruprecht, Nico; Hungerbuehler, Martin; Kellmann, Philipp; Harder, Nathalie; Schmidt, Günter; Wotzkow Alvarez, Carlos; Haenni, Beat; Blank, Fabian; von Tengg-Kobligk, Hendrik; Granzow, Christof (2017). Abstract 1889: Formation and merger of H69 and H69AR small cell lung cancer (SCLC) tumor cell clusters (TCCs) in vitro. Cancer re-search, 77(Suppl 13), S. 1889. American Association for Cancer Research AACR 10.1158/1538-7445.AM2017-1889
  • Kocbek, Vida; Grandi, Giovanni; Blank, Fabian; Wotzkow Alvarez, Carlos; Bersinger, Nick A.; Mueller, Michael D.; Kyo, Satoru; Mc Kinnon, Brett D. (2016). TNFα-induced IKKβ complex activation influences epithelial, but not stromal cell survival in endometri-osis. Molecular human reproduction MHR, 22(11), S. 768-777. Oxford University Press 10.1093/molehr/gaw054
  • McKinnon B1, Bersinger NA, Wotzkow C, Mueller MD. Endometriosis-associated nerve fibers, peritoneal fluid cytokine concentrations, and pain in endometriotic lesions from different locations. Fertil Steril. 2012 Feb;97(2):373-80. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.11.011. Epub 2011 Dec 10.
  • McKinnon B1, Bertschi D, Wotzkow C, Bersinger NA, Evers J, Mueller MD. Glucose transporter expression in eutopic endometrial tissue and ectopic endometriotic lesions. J Mol Endocrinol. 2014 Feb 24;52(2):169-79. doi: 10.1530/JME-13-0194. Print 2014 Apr.