17 December 2018

ALMF Basics courses 2019 are now open for registration.

10 December 2018

New objective lenses for the Leica SP8 STED 3X: short reintroduction necessary
93x/NA 1.3 for glycerol immersion – ideal for embedded samples in glycerol-based mounting media
86x/NA  1.2 for water immersion – ideal for live cell imaging, especially with larger specimen
For additional information please contact ALMF.

22 October 2018

Abberior STEDYCON STED system available for testing in the ALMF until early December. The STEDYCON is an easy to use two-color super-resolution STED microscope and a four-color confocal microscope, featuring multiple laser lines (405, 485, 561, 640) and a variable pinhole. Please contact ALMF if you are interested.

12 October 2018

Sutter needle puler relocated to room 13-515B.

29 August 2018

A Leica SP5 II confocal microscope has been relocated to the ALMF and can be used from now on.

15 July 2018

Zeiss MicroBeam microdissection system available in the ALMF. Sample collection after microdissection is performed by laser catapulting into a collection tube. The samples can be subsequently analyzed e.g. via GeneCore or Proteomics facility.

09 July 2018

Imaris version 9.2.0 available

05 July 2018

Andor Spinning Disk demo needs to be postponed. We will keep you updated when it can be scheduled.

12 June 2018

We had to relocate the Sutter Needle Puller to room 13-512.

29 May 2018

ALMF organizes tests of different spinning disk microscopes with the aim to replace one of the old systems in the ALMF.

If you are interested in a new spinning disc in the ALMF we strongly recommend to test your samples on the test systems.

These are  the dates of the demos:


14.6.-06.7.          Nikon  (Intro talk already scheduled June 14, 3 pm)

18.6.-22.6.          Olympus

16.7.-30.7.          3i (Intelligent Imaging Innovations)

23.7.-29.7.          Visitron

30.7.-14.8.          Andor


In order to organize these tests as optimal as possible for you, we would like to know if you would like to test the microscopes and with which samples.

Regarding the samples, please contact Stefan Terjung or Beate 'Faba' Neumann directly.

We are looking forward to testing these microscopes together with you,

Stefan and Faba

1 May 2018

We welcome Sebastian Schnorrenberg in the ALMF team. He will especially strengthen our support in superresolution microscopy.

26 March 2018

Leica SP8 DLS upgraded with 2 HyD detectors (higher sensitivity than the PMTs), software update with additional modules (FRAP, FRET, Live data mode) and 40x 1.1 water lens with motorized correction collar.

23 March 2018

An Olympus FV3000 confocal has been installed in the ALMF. It offers 7 laser lines, resonant scanner, incubation box with humidification, encoded xy stage for multiposition and tile scans and can be automated.

5 February 2018

Imaris version 9.1.2 available

18 January 2018

We are happy to announce that our colleague Christian Tischer now coordinates the Center for Bioimage Analysis (CBA). He will improve the image analysis support at EMBL in collaboration with ALMF and EMCF. The CBA is part of the EMBL centers.

9 January 2018

ALMF Basics courses dates 2018 (EMBL internal):

13 December 2017

Luxendo InVi SPIM has been installed in the ALMF. 

25 October 2017

The introduction seminar  for the Abberior STEDYCON is scheduled on 27 October 11:00 in room 417.

15 September 2017 re-scan confocal (RCM) demo in the ALMF 9-31 October 2017. Introduction lecture about the technique by Erik Manders on 9 October 13:00 in the Courtyard room. Please contact ALMF if you are interested. See the flyer for more details.

12 September 2017

Imaris version 9.0.1 available.

28 July 2017

Abberior STEDYCON STED system available on an upright microscope stand. Please contact ALMF if you are interested.

17 July 2017

Microscope on a Chip test system available. This system can be used for Chip-based wide field-of -view nanoscopy and wide field-of-view TIRF. Please contact Oystein Ivar Helle or ALMF if you are interested.

10 July 2017

FEI CorrSight microscope relocated to EMCF.

8 May 2017

ALMF offers several VM Horizon virtual workstations in co-laboration with IT support to allow efficient analysis of big data 3D and 4D microscopy files. Several configurations are available (e.g. Linux/ Windows 10).

3 April 2017

Nikon Ti-E plateloader HTM system installed in the ALMF.

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