Prof. Dr. Pieter Vanden Berghe is the head of the Lab for Enteric NeuroScience (LENS) in the Chrometa department of KU Leuven. The lab is part of TARGID (Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders) that integrates gastrointestinal research over a broad spectrum, ranging from cellular assays over physiological tests in isolated organs and animal experiments to trials in healthy volunteers and patients with GI disorders. Prof. Vanden Berghe obtained his PhD in Leuven and did a postdoc in the University of Nevada and the Max-Planck institute in Göttingen. After postdoc stays abroad he became an independent PI at the LENS. The LENS mission is to understand how the enteric nervous system functions in normal and pathophysiological conditions and as the lab acronym suggests we mainly use (live) microscopic techniques to image different aspects of communication among enteric nerves and between nerves and glial cells physiological and pathophysiological conditions. He also became the spokesperson and scientific coordinator of the CIC (Cell Imaging Core – Impulse financing 2004). Within the research field of neurogastroenterology, microscopic imaging has become a crucial and essential tool to investigate the function of the enteric nervous system resulting a several recent high impact (Science, eLife , JCI, Gut, Am.J.Gastro) publications.