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Abstract

Using a multimodal biophotonic holographic workstation, the early step of an infection process, i.e. the approach of the parasitic organism to a host cell, is modelled and analyzed. The workstation allows three-dimensional, sitespecific optical positioning of several bacteria at the host cell's surface with simultaneous monitoring of the bacterial dynamics and cell morphology. (Picture: B. Kemper et al., pp. 260–266 in this issue). (© 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)