Imaging of proteins, cells, and tissues is critical to understanding health and disease. Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced nearly $32 million in funding to support biomedical imaging researchers, technology development, and the BioImaging North America international network of bioimaging facilities and communities. CZI also opened a new Request for Applications (RFA) aimed at supporting technology development that will allow researchers to see the inner workings of cells, including proteins, at near-atomic resolution to better understand what causes disease and how to develop treatments.
“We want to enable researchers everywhere to visualize, measure, and analyze the biological processes underlying health and disease,” said CZI Head of Science, Cori Bargmann. “That means taking multiple approaches. We’re pushing the frontiers with our Deep Tissue Imaging grants, we’re supporting Imaging Scientists — the key technology experts who disseminate new advances — and we’re building community with BioImaging North America. We’re thrilled to welcome our new imaging grantees.”
CZI’s Imaging program aims to drive breakthroughs in curing, preventing, or managing disease by advancing the imaging field. This includes increasing collaboration between biologists and technology experts, improving microscopy tools and expanding access to these tools, and supporting increased training and community building. Learn more about CZI’s Imaging program and the history of progress in the imaging field.
- Chan Zuckerberg Initiative