Z: Technologies and Methods
Research area coordinator: Schwarz, Ulrich
Research area vice coordinator: Boutros, Michael

Research area deputies: Sinning, Irmi and Höfer, Thomas

The central technology platform provides access to key technologies required in research areas A-D. In addition, Z advances new methods and tools important for all CellNetworks researchers.


The technology platforms primarily develop and provide methods for quantitative analysis of complex systems with high temporal and spatial resolution. Methodological advances and availability of cutting edge technology are essential to achieve the ambitious goals of CellNetworks.

The methods platform develops and applies computational methods and tools with the support of IWR and BIOMS groups. The guiding idea is to create a high-throughput pipeline directly connecting data acquisition with data analysis, image processing, geometry preprocessing and finally, simulation, visualization and validation of the models.