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Core Facility Cell Imaging and Ultrastructure Research


"Structure without function is a corpse
and function without structure is a ghost"

(Vogel & Wainwright, 1969)

Our microscopy facility, integral part of the Faculty of Life Sciences, comprises advanced video, light and electron microscopy combined with atomic element analysis, as well as means for documentation of biological topics by photography and scientific videography.


We elucidate structures of various degrees of complexity which will thereby contribute to a better understanding of function, ontogenetic and physiologic processes, as well as phylogenetic relationships. This includes widespread cooperation with other research institutions in Austria and abroad.


We teach and train students in light-and electron microscopic techniques and we supervise Bachelor and Master Students with a sound interest in structural/ functional relationship.

Assistance/ Support

We assist our customers with technical equipment and expert guidance in order for them to obtain the maximum benefit to execute their research projects. Besides of members of faculty and the university, we welcome customers from other educational and research institutions and from the industry.


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Core Facility
Cell Imaging and Ultrastructure Research
University of Vienna

Althanstrasse 14 (UZA 1)
A-1090 Vienna

Cell Imaging Lab
T: +43-1-4277-57920
E-Mail: irene.lichtscheidl@univie.ac.at

Electron Microscopy Lab
T: +43-1-4277-57901
E-Mail: daniela.gruber@univie.ac.at
University of Vienna | Universitätsring 1 | 1010 Vienna | T +43-1-4277-0
Lastupdate: 04.04.2016 - 13:39