Institut für Toxikologie und Genetik (ITG), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

We are investigating the molecular mechanisms of development and regeneration using the zebrafish as an experimental system. The zebrafish embryo is particularly suited for live animal imaging and high throughput analysis. We are currently automating microscope systems, embryo handling and other support systems to achieve high throughput of chemical testing as well as systematic genetic analyses of genes and regulatory elements. In addition to its capability as high throughput system the zebrafish offers also systems biology approaches in a living intact organism with cellular and subcellular resolution.

Major areas of interests are: fluorescent labeling of proteins, subcellular compartments and investigation of the dynamics of signalling processes during development of the body plan and organ formation.


Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Institut für Toxikologie und Genetik (ITG)
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen



Institut für Toxikologie und Genetik

Contact person

Uwe Strähle


Round Robin Experiment

Raman spectroscopy has already proved its effectiveness in many cases for medical diagnostics such as for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infections. However, there are no standards in the different working groups, e.g. for sample preparation, implementation of the Raman experiments, spectra pre-treatment, data evaluation, etc.In a round robin experiment, the required groundwork will take place in order to define standardised Raman measurement methods, which will be fundamental for establishing Raman spectroscopy for clinical diagnostic procedures.

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