The Microscopy Core Facility provides hands-on training and access to various state-of-the-art microscopes, ranging from stereo microscopes to super-resolution microscopes and image processing stations, as well as bench space and cell culture facilities for transient sample preparation.

After an introduction and training on the specific systems by Microscopy Core Facility staff, users can book and use the microscopes and image processing stations.

The Microscopy Core Facility also offers advanced training through practical courses and a variety of lectures. Lectures include a general Introduction to Microscopy, Pitfalls in Image Acquisition, Image Processing and Ethics in Image Acquisition and Processing. The courses provided range from practical classes about Confocal- and Live-Microscopy to software courses such as Image Processing: “Hands on ImageJ” and Using OMERO.

For users based on the Johannes Gutenberg University campus, handouts for these lectures and courses can be found on our intranet here. The lectures and courses will be given twice a year.

The Microscopy Core Facility is located on the ground floor and in the basement of IMB and is open 24/7 for trained IMB users. Support by the Microscopy Core Facility team is available Monday-Friday during our normal working hours (Mon-Fri, from 08:30 to 18:00).

For further information please contact the Microscopy Core Facility staff at microscopy(at)imb.de.  

We are a member of German BioImaging (GerBI): www.germanbioimaging.org