Light Microscopy

Dr. Felix Bestvater


The ‘Light Microscopy’ unit provides open access (24/7) to a number of high-end semi and fully automated wide-field and confocal laser-scanning microscopes for the observation of living or fixed samples. The range of services is supplemented by support for sample preparation (paraffin and cryo-sectioning, laser microdissection, cell culture, marker bank), for spatial visualization of whole-mount specimens by optical projection tomography, as well as for data analysis and digital image processing. In specialized courses and individual introductions the user learn the appropriate and autonomous usage of the complex devices and applications, such as multidim. image acquisition, segmentation and quantification, ratio imaging, FRAP, FRET, FCCS, 3D reconstruction and deconvolution, colocalisation, spectral unmixing, etc.


Dr. Felix Bestvater

Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49 6221 42 1932

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