Focus on electron microscopic studies based on improved sample preparation.

  • Transmission electron microscopy of animal-and plant tissues based on accelerated fixation by microwave exposure, plunge-and high-pressure freezing.
  • Exploration of advantages of the accelerated automatic freeze substitution for studies of instantly cryofixed samples.
  • Development of novel agitation modules for freeze substitution.
  • Generation of ultrastructural  insights for cryoimmobilized model organisms:

I)                    Artemia fraciscana (eggs, reproductive organs, etc.)

II)                   Moss  Physcomitrella patens under heavy metal exposure.



Reipert et al. (2009). Cell Biol Int. 33(2): 217-23

Tubulohelical membrane arrays: Novel association of helical structures with intracellular membranes

Reipert et al. (2010). PMC Biophysics, 3:13

Tubulohelical membrane arrays: From the initial observation to the elucidation of nanophysical properties and cellular function


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Tubulohelical Membrane Arrays, Annulate Lamellae and Nuclear Pores: Tripartite Membrane Architecture with the Participation of Nucleoporins


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