HIP Partners

The Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres. DESY's research infrastructures include  unique imaging facilities, featuring for example the brightest and shortest X-ray pulses and accelerated particles at record energies.

Based on these new experimental capabilities, DESY develops and improves many new highly sophisticated imaging techniques and modalities, giving access to the structure and function of complex matter on all length and time scales. This diverse research environment makes DESY a magnet for more than 3000 guest researchers from over 40 countries every year. Their research covers all research fields of the Helmholtz Association.

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The Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC) is an internationally renowned biomedical research centre in Berlin. MDC is devoted to collaborative and interdisciplinary research, covering an entire range of imaging methods across several scales in space and time and levels of analysis – from basic sciences to a broad range of applications across research domains.

The MDC’s imaging technology platforms provide a versatile spectrum of instrumentation and methodologies and are part of numerous collaborative research projects and technology developments in and outside of the Helmholtz Association. The MDC has a strong track record in imaging sciences and offers outstanding imaging and data analysis know-how.

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The German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) is among the world’s leading cancer research centres and the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. The centre offers the critical mass of leading scientists, excellent research infrastructures to provide a world-class environment in imaging sciences embedded in its vast network of local, national and international partners.

DKFZ is recognized for its unique and broad spectrum, continuous development of imaging techniques from cells to humans, application of artificial intelligence in computational analysis and post-processing of images and application of state-of-the-art imaging techniques. The imaging research infrastructure at DKFZ imaging includes cutting-edge platforms and innovative imaging technologies, as well as several core facilities supporting data management, computation demands and software tool development.

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