The MDC has several dedicated core facilities providing MDC groups with facilities and support for a range of different techniques. In addition, several research groups provide in-house access to approaches and technologies in which they specialise.
Central Technology Platforms
These dedicated platforms give MDC groups central access to state-of-the-art technologies which would otherwise demand extensive training and financial investment. The platforms manage access, provide service support, the latest scientific know-how, and in some cases develop own technologies.
Advanced Light Microscopy - Anje Sporbert
Electron Microscopy - Bettina Purfürst
Interactomics - Erich Wanker
Magnetic Resonance (B.U.F.F.) - Thoralf Niendorf
Mass Spectometry - Gunnar Dittmar
Pathophysiology - Arnd Heuser
Preparative Flowcytometry - Hans-Peter Rahn
TCF - Transgenic core facility - Ralf Kühn
BIMSB Technology Platforms
The Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), an institute of the MDC, includes several technology platforms. The main focus of these groups is research – each comprises a research team of postdocs, PhD students and students who conduct and publish their own studies – but they are also open to collaboration with other groups.
Bioinformatics - Altuna Akalin
Genomics - Sascha Sauer
Light Microscopy - Andrew Woehler
Proteomics / Metabolomics - Stefan Kempa
Joint Technology Platform with the BIH
Pluripotent Stem Cells - Sebastian Diecke
Joint Technology Platform with the FMP
Small Molecule Screening Unit - Jens Peter von Kries
Techniques within groups
The following techniques and specialities are available within different groups of the MDC.
Microarrays - Norbert Hübner
Protein Sample Production Facility - Udo Heinemann