With our Helmholtz Imaging Projects and third-party funded projects, we aim to initiate cross-cutting research collaborations and identify innovative research topics in the field of imaging and data science.

Helmholtz Imaging offers a funding line of Helmholtz Imaging Projects [LINK], striving to seed collaborations between centers and across research fields. They are a strong incentive to enable interdisciplinary collaboration across the Helmholtz Association and an incubator and accelerator of the Helmholtz Imaging network. 

In addition to our Helmholtz Imaging Projects, the Helmholtz Imaging team has secured external funding for third-party projects contributing their knowledge and expertise on cutting-edge imaging methodology. 

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Helmholtz Imaging Projects



Multi-Satellite imaging for Space-based Landslide Occurrence and Warning Service

In order to detect impending landslides before they occur and to enable reliable emergency mapping after a landslide, the researchers are combining optical data with radar data from satellites. Using machine learning methods, computers will be trained to recognise the tiniest of changes in things like sloping landscape surfaces.
Decorative image, HI BENIGN


Biocompatible and Efficient Nanocrystals for Shortwave Infrared Imaging

The BENIGN project aims to enable non-invasive molecular imaging with cellular resolution in vivo at depths of several millimeters. This will be achieved using light from the shortwave infrared (SWIR) range (1000-2000 nm), which has less scattering and autofluorescence compared to the visible and near-infrared spectral range. Bright and targeted imaging agents are needed to fully exploit this range. The project will develop a new approach using lanthanide-based core-shell structures that emit light in the 1500-2000 nm range.


Tackling the segmentation and tracking challenges of growing colonies and microbialdiversity

An artificial intelligence will observe the growth of bacteria: from microscope images of bacterial cultures taken at regular intervals, it will precisely track the development and division of individual cells – even when multiple bacterial species are cultivated together.