Core Facility
Light Microsopy Facility of the MPI-CBG Dresden
Usage Guideline

"Canonical" imaging core facility (fee for service etc.) hosted by the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG).

The LMF MPI-CBG is member of the Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform BioDIP. Please get in touch with the facility using this email address:

Within the BioDIP wiki ( you can find detailed information concerning the hardware available.


Dr. Jan Peychl
POSITION Facilty Leader
MAIL peychl[a]
PHONE +49-351-210-2502


  • Laser Scanning Confocal (LSM)
  • Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF)
  • Deconvolution widefield microscopy
  • Photoactivated Localization Microscopy (PALM)
  • Fast widefield ratio imaging (Ca/pH/FRET)
  • Spinning Disc Confocal
  • 2-photon Scanning Confocal (2-P)
  • Single Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM)
  • Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM)
  • Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM)
  • High Speed Confocal (more than 20 Hz full frame)
  • Laser ablation techniques