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About CNI

The Combinatorial Neuroimaging Core Facility (CNI) at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg was established in 2012 and is funded by the DFG .

The Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN) is a research institution dedicated to the study of the mechanisms of learning and memory. LIN is a member of the Leibniz Association and a main pillar of the neurosciences in Magdeburg.

The CNI offers state-of-the-art-techniques for neuroimaging to local and external users. We focus on combining these techniques, ranging from the molecular to the systems level, the scientific aim being a comprehensive understanding of learning and memory processes.

For this integrative approach, we provide an internationally outstanding range of imaging methods comprising non-invasive human imaging (3 and 7 Tesla MRI, MEG), small animal imaging (9.4 Tesla MRI, 4.7 Tesla MRI, SPECT/CT), and cellular imaging (2 channel STED, 2 photon confocal microscopy, FRET and FLIM microscopy, electron microscopy).

It is our overall mission to offer a modern, service-oriented neuroimaging infrastructure and a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue, thus promoting integrated approaches in cognitive neuroscience. Therefore, our services also include training in the use of our equipment and in safety procedures, as well as support in data collection and analysis. We also organize workshops and conferences to engender networking and the transfer of application-oriented knowledge.

The CNI combines different techniques and devices: