Core Facility
Light Microscope Facility at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Bonn
Usage Guideline

The Light Microscope Facility (LMF) runs and maintains up to date equipment based on light microscopes. We have currently 20 different advanced microscope systems with a variety of accessory equipment like environmental chambers, fully equipped small animal operation tables or micromanipulators. Our personnel has a broad scientific and technical background to ideally support your experiments. Internal as well as external users can book systems and technical support. The LMF operate on a cost recovery basis – you pay only for the time you have booked.


Dr. Hans-Ulrich Fried
POSITION Core Facility Manager
PHONE +49-228-43302-681


  • Laser Scanning Confocal (LSM)
  • Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF)
  • Deconvolution widefield microscopy
  • Stimulated Emission Depletion Microscopy (STED)
  • Functional Imaging of Living Cells
  • Image Analysis
  • Spinning Disc Confocal
  • 2-photon Scanning Confocal (2-P)
  • Single Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM)
  • High-throughput Microscopy
  • Non-linear Microscopy Techniques
  • High Speed Confocal (more than 20 Hz full frame)
  • Laser ablation techniques