In addition to supporting the work of other researchers within the BIMSB and MDC, we also conduct research investigating the structure, function, and modulation of the neuronal synapse.
We are working to adapt existing or developing novel technology including:
- Small molecule and genetically encoded biosensors
- Experimental multiplexing techniques
- Advanced image analysis tools
to quantitatively study intracellular signal transduction and synaptic transmission. We aim at contributing to a better understand how information is processed at subcellular, cellular, and networks scales and how this processing is altered in neurological disorders.
11th Berlin Summer Meeting and BIMSB Opening Symposium | 25-27 October 2018
Leica workshop on Multiphoton Confocal and Advanced Live Cell Imaging | 19-22 September 2017
| 11-13 July 2017
10th Berlin Summer Meeting "Imaging Gene Regulation from DNA to RNA to protein” | 8-10 June 2017
14-18 November 2016|
microscope equipped with 4 hybrid detectors, 1 PMT, 405 nm near-UV diode laser, 440 nm pulsed laser, white light laser, and environmental control chamber.
360 degree spinning uniform field TIRF (with simultaneous FRAP, FLIP, photoactivation), and a Prime-95B back-illuminated sCMOS
equipped with custom flat-field illumination and 3D multicolor spectral emission optics, and an sCMOS camera
equipped with an OptoSplit III and an EMCCD
- Ultimaker2 Extended 3D printer
- Form2 3D printer
- Various tools
Theoretical and hands on training required for all systems (est. 2 hrs).
Go to to register for our booking system. After registering, go to the browse tab, then resources, search for the instrument you are interested in using (i.e. SP8 SMD), click on the blue arrow under the device picture to request access. The platform will get an email and contact you to schedule a training session. Afterwards which we will grant you access and you can book the system anytime you like.
Refractive Index Matching
It is important to choose your imaging objective such that its refractive index matches as closely as possible that of your imaging mounting media
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