Bio-luminescence is the emission of light by luminescent proteins, it occurs naturally in for example fireflies and glow worms. If the DNA encoding the luminescent protein is artificially incorporated into laboratory animals, the BLI technique can be applied to study biomedical processes in the animal.

The lab has one camera for dynamic in vivo bio-luminescence and fluorescence imaging:

One Biospace Photon Imager

A second system (IVIS) is now located at the Laboratory for Microbiology, Parasitology and Hygiene (LMPH).