Microscopy is our main tool to investigate cells and their contents. Routinely, we use all contrast methods in light microscopy like differential interference contrast, phase contrast, dark field and polarisation. Submicroscopical structures are visualised in fluorescence and confocal laser scan microscopy. Due to our focus on dynamic processes in living cells, we are also well equipped with video and film techniques for documentation and analysis through the microscope.
If you intend to use the instruments in our lab, please contact Dr. Ingeborg Lang for further information and registration. If you are already a registered user, you can book the instruments online via Webcoach.
Observation in the LM often requires sectioning of the sample with a microtome. Therefore, fixation and embedding may be needed. In addition, staining with organelle-specific fluorescent dyes and with antibodies as well as FISH techniques need fixation of the cytoplasm which is either possible by chemical substances or by freezing. Fixed cells can be further processed for observation in the electron microscope.
> Preparation pathways
If you intend to use the preparation instruments in our lab, please contact Dr. Ingeborg Lang for further information and registration. If you are already a registered user, you can book the instruments online via Webcoach.
With our scientific documentation and visualization tools we do macro photography and video, HDR photography, time lapse photography, panorama and object movie photography, animations and media design.
If you intend to use our scientific documentation and visualization equipment, please contact Gregor Eder for further information and registration.