Imaging Facility 

Imaging Facility 

The imaging facility is providing services to the MPIs for Brain Research and Biophysics. We provide theoretical and practical training; assistance in instruments selection, purchasing and customization; and project-specific support including designing, running and analyzing advanced imaging experiments. In addition, we also develop and implement new imaging methods for the scientists of our institutes.

Methods

We provide support in terms of theoretical and practical training, experiment design and microscope configuration for the following methods. Click on a method to see a short summary and some example data.

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Instruments

With a strong focus on light microscopy, we provide support for all modern imaging techniques, including confocal, two-photon excitation, lightsheet and superresolution microscopy. In addition, the facility provides access to an x-ray micro-CT as well as a transmission electron microscope. We currently have 22 microscopes available within the following categories. Click on a category to see a list of all microscopes and their detailed configuration.

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Research highlights

In addition to providing support for commercial microscopes we are also developing and implementing modern methods optimized to the scientific questions of the researchers in our institutes.

Imaging and manipulating single neurons in freely behaving rats more
Powerful viewer to explore our large fluorophore database more
Custom lightsheet with even sheet-thickness across a large field of view more
Combining 2p microscopy with 2p photomanipulation using holographic projection more

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Equipment

In addition to microscopes we also provide our users with additional equipment for imaging applications. Please contact us for more information. The available equipment includes

  • Spectrometer
  • Autocorrelator
  • Power meter
  • Infrared viewer
  • Beam profiler
  • Microscope objectives
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