An unparalleled super-resolution microscope laboratory has been inaugurated at the UP Medical School

13 December 2021

The Super-resolution Microscope Laboratory (Nano-Bio-Imaging Core Facility) at the University of Pécs (UP) Medical School (MS) was named after Professor István Ábrahám, former director of the Institute of Physiology who passed away in April 2021. In the core facility, there are tools for individual molecular tracking as well as tools that explore the nanoworld for researchers.

At the naming ceremony on 13 December, dr. Péter Buzás, appointed head of the Institute of Physiology said that with the establishment of the laboratory, a set of microscopes unparalleled in the European Union has been purchased.

It also includes several super-resolution tools suitable for individual molecular tracking, and the devices operate in a completely dust-free, temperature-controlled area. Péter Buzás added that there is practically no branch of medical and biological research where the knowledge of such equipment would not be useful.

Dr. Attila Miseta, rector of the University of Pécs emphasized in his speech that István Ábrahám played a major role in the establishment of the Super-resolution Microscope Laboratory. As he put it, the director’s “legacy is not negligible, he did not consider anything impossible when he wanted to achieve something; he always managed to find a way.”

After the speeches, the plaque of István Ábrahám was inaugurated with the participation of the professor’s daughter, Viktória Ábrahám, and the nameplate of the Super-resolution Microscope Laboratory named after the deceased professor was also unveiled. At the same time, Viktória Ábrahám’s installation symbolizing the Nano-Bio-Imaging Core Facility was presented.

Later, the participants could get acquainted with the history of the establishment of the Super-resolution Microscope Laboratory, as well as listen to professional lectures, and in the afternoon, guests could visit the laboratory.

Gallery (Photos by Dávid Verébi/UP MS):

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