Instrumentation

Light microscopy

Our light microscopes are operated as shared equipment and are available for all members of the institute. Use the online booking system to make a reservation for any facility microscope. Additional microscopes hosted by individual research groups can be accessed upon request. See our internal pages for more detailed information on individual instrument configurations.

Please note, that all user require an instrument specific introduction and user training independent of their microscopy background. For laser scanning microscopes, additionally a laser safety instruction is obligatory. Contact the service group in time before starting your experiments.

  • Zeiss Z1 Axiomager upright epifluorescence microscope (tower 4, R2.010)
  • Zeiss Z1 Observer inverted epifluorescence microscope (tower 4, R2.010)
  • Zeiss Z1 Observer inverted epifluorescence microscope (Dept. Meissner, R2.2.82)
  • Zeiss Z1 Observer inverted epifluorescence microscope (Dept. Herrmann, R3.2.82)
  • Zeiss V16 Axiozoom stereo zoom microscope (Dept. Herrmann, R3.2.82)
  • Cellomics Arrayscan automated HCS screening microscope (tower 4, K4.200/202)
  • Zeiss Celldiscoverer 7 automated screening microscope (tower 4, K4.200/202)
  • Zeiss LSM 700 confocal laser scanning microscope (tower 4, K4.200/202)
  • Zeiss LSM880-1 confocal laser scanning microscope with fast Airyscan (tower 4, R2.010)
  • Zeiss LSM880-2 NLO confocal laser scanning and 2-photon microscope with fast Airyscan (tower 4, K4.005)
  • Zeiss Z1 Lightsheet microscope (tower 4, K4.200/202)

Electron microscopy

  • 300 kV Tecnai G2 Polara (FEI) equipped with a 2kx2k Orius CCD camera and a k2summit direct electron detector (Gatan)
  • 120 kV Tecnai Spirit (FEI) equipped with a 4kx4k F416 CMOS camera (TVIPS), tomography holder and a Gatan 626 cryo holder
  • 100 kV Philips CM100 equipped with a 1kx1k Fastscan CCD camera (TVIPS)

Grid preparation and coating systems

  • Leica UC7 ultramicrotome with FC7 cryo-chamber
  • Harrick and Fischione Model 1070 Nanoclean plasma cleaner
  • VitrobotTM Mark II and Mark IV plunge-freezer (FEI)
  • Denton Bench Top Turbo IV Coating System
  • Edwards E306A coating system
  • EPA100 based high vacuum turbo pump system with Balzers electron gun and PSC Ia neutral particle gun (Gatan)

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