Assisting all EMBL groups and visitors throughout the process of microscopic imaging: planning of a project, sample preparation, selection and usage of the microscope, image processing and visualisation, data transfer and storage.
In collaboration with our technology partners we offer and support advanced microscopy techniques
Optical sectioning: confocal and two-photon laser scanning microscopes, spinning disk microscopy, total internal reflection (TIRF)
Super-resolution: 3D single-molecule localisation (GSDIM / dSTORM) and 3D gated stimulated emission depletion (gSTED)
Laser nanosurgery: Pulsed lasers, which are focused diffraction limited on the sample can be used to cut fine intracellular structures (e.g. actin or microtubules). The laser is positioned on the sample by a scanner. It can be also used on larger structures like to ablate groups of cells.