Services & Facilities

The Light Microscopy Facility (LMF) of the MPI-CBG is a technology platform providing access to state-of-the-art light microscopy techniques and instruments. Our mission is also to identify and make available the latest developments in the field. In addition to equipment, we offer assistance with all aspects of image acquisition, ranging from advice about imaging experiment to microscopy training and project collaboration.

The LMF works in close collaboration with other facilities of the MPI-CBG, especially with the Image Analysis Facility (Part of scientific computing), the Electron Microscopy Facility, the Advanced Imaging Facility, and Technology Development Studio.

The LMF is part of BioDIP, the Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform. On the BioDIP website you will find detailed information about our equipment, as well as microscopy resources including teaching material and much, much more.

Do not hesitate to contact us !

Instruments currently available

25 microscopes are currently available spamming a wide range of techniques for live and fixed samples:

  • Spinning disk confocal microscopy,
  • Light-sheet microscopy,
  • Point scanning confocal microscopy,
  • Multi-photon microscopy,
  • High resolution microscopies (SIM and SMLM),
  • TIRF,
  • Widefield fluorescence microscopy,
  • Laser ablation,
  • Laser capture,
  • Quantitative phase,
  • ...

More details can be found on the Bio-DIP website.