Core Facility
UKE Microscopy Imaging Facility (UMIF)
Usage Guideline

The Mission of the UKE microscopy Imaging facility is to make accessible cutting edge light microscopy techniques and imaging data analysis tools to the university medical centre Hamburg Eppendorf (UKE) scientific community. We pursue this goal by contributing to the development of novel light microscopy techniques, keeping up to date our microscopes as well as via a wide educational portfolio that includes trainings, teaching classes, imaging and data analysis workshops.


Dr. Antonio Virgilio Failla
POSITION Head of Light microscopy facility
PHONE (+49) 40-7410-51985


  • Laser Scanning Confocal (LSM)
  • Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF)
  • Deconvolution widefield microscopy
  • Stimulated Emission Depletion Microscopy (STED)
  • Photoactivated Localization Microscopy (PALM)
  • Functional Imaging of Living Cells
  • Fast widefield ratio imaging (Ca/pH/FRET)
  • Spinning Disc Confocal
  • Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM)
  • Fluorescence-Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM)
  • other
  • Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy (SHG)
  • Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching (FRAP)
  • Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS)
  • Fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy (FCCS)

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