Facility for Light Microscopy
The Facility for Light Microscopy supports its users in sample preparation, data acquisition and data analysis at both the Fassberg and City Campus.
Each site provides state-of-the-art equipment covering core imaging technologies including widefield, laser scanning and spinning disk confocal microscopy, as well as super-resolution (SMLM/STORM, STED) imaging. Aligned with local needs, the City Campus site also supports multiphoton microscopy, intravital imaging and fluorescence lifetime imaging. The Fassberg Campus site offers biophysical methods (e.g. mass photometry) and flow cytometry/cell sorting (FACS). An integrated IT infrastructure enables remote access to powerful compute resources offering a wide range of commercial and open source image analysis software across the institute.
Our expert team maintains this infrastructure including lab equipment, microscopes and software tools. We are glad to advise and train all MPI-NAT researchers interested, and give them access to these equipment and software. On a collaborative basis, we participate in the development of imaging assays, automated data acquisition and image analysis workflows. We also regularly offer basic and advanced courses on imaging and image analysis, and organize company workshops and demonstrations to keep up with the latest developments.