01 April 2020

Zeiss offers free 90-day license for ZEN to support home office during SARS-CoV2 period.

31 March 2020

Leica offers free 90-day license for LAS X to support home office during SARS-CoV2 period.

23 March 2020

For image deconvolution, SVI Huygens is available also from home via the ALMF VMs (VPN login required). If you want (or need) to process your data on your computer at home, please consider the offer from SVI to get a free trail license to install Huygens on your computer at home. Please visit: 
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for more information. 

If you have questions regarding the use of Huygens on the VMs or in general, please contact Marko directly (

23 March 2020

If you need to use Imaris at home, you have the option to use one of the ALMF gold VMs(1,2+ZEN). Alternatively we can also create temporary satellite licenses for you (EMBL user only) to be used on your computer. If you want to get a satellite license, please send an email to asking for such a license.

18 March 2020

EMBL Heidelberg is shutdown since 17:00 CET 18 March 2020. ALMF stuff will support users as good as possible from home office during this time. Please contact us via and we will find out how to support you best, e.g. via video conferencing.

We will also organize and announce online teaching and learning events in this new section, the ALMF channel of and add these events in the Online Courses, Activities & Events calendar by BioIT. We suggest to check the BioIT list of online learning resources as well.

20 January 2020 A new EMBL 3D cloud resource called ALMF VM Linux1 is now available for Linux-based 3D image data processing and analysis. Please contact ALMF, if you want to use it.
13 January 2020

Nanolive 3D Cell Explorer Holotomography microscope is now available in the ALMF. It can be used to acquire label-free 3D stacks of structures with different refractive indices. It is also equipped with a 3-channel fluorescence module.

28 October 2019

Carl Zeiss installed the new  Zeiss Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM in the ALMF.

7 October 2019

The ALMF and Nikon invite for demonstration of the Nikon A1R HD25 confocal microscope. On Thursday the 17th of October we provide interested users the whole day the chance to try out this new microscope. The kick-off will be at 10 am with a talk by Nikon in room 13-518, afterwards there will be individual user sessions. Please contact Lucas Schuetz ( to book your session between 11am and 1pm or 2pm and 5pm. Dr. Simone Lepper and Dr. Klaus Nettesheim from Nikon will run the sessions and be available the whole day for questions. The sessions will be 1-2h depending on the number of users. 

The Nikon A1R HD25 is from now on accessible in the ALMF and will stay in the ALMF until July 2020.

15 April 2019 8 May 2019, 3 pm, room 13-518: talk by Paul Monnier, Cytosurge: "FluidFM: A single cell nanobiotechnology for injection, extraction andcell isolation".
5 March 2019

The Abberior expert line STED/RESOLFT system has been upgraded with a DyMIN STED and 3D RESOLFT option. DyMIN STED increases STED resolution and at the same time reduces photobleaching.

22 February 2019

The PRIMO bioengineering platform from Alveole will be demonstrated in the ALMF from 4 March until 12 April. On 5 March 10:00 there will be a presentation by Mehmet Deniz Akyuz on PRIMO: Bioengineering microenvironments for cell biology.

18 February 2019

Nanolive Holotomography microscope will be demonstrated in the ALMF from 25-28 February. On 25 February in room 13-518 at 2 pm there will be a presentation by Marlies Mürnseer on Applications of long term live cell imaging with digital holotomographic micrsoscopy.

28 January 2019

A new EMBL 3D cloud resource called ALMF VM ZEN is now available for offline processing of Zeiss LSM 880 AIRY scan data. Please contact ALMF, if you want to use it.

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