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Leichtag Microscopes

We host five advanced multi-functional imaging systems: BeethovenCyril, Krieger, Lana and Sterling. Together, they offer the following imaging modalities: brightfield, color (RGB), differential interference contrast (DIC), point scanning confocal imaging, micropatterning, photo activation and stimulation, spinning disk confocal imaging, spectral imaging, Super Resolution microscopy including stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM), structured illumination microscopy (SIM), total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) imaging, Image Scanning Microscopy (ISM), and widefield fluorescence imaging. All our setups are operated by the Nikon imaging software: NIS-Elements. Every user has a personal account with their own settings. Nobody can mess with your settings and you don’t have to worry that you mess with someone else’s settings. In addition, we can create fully automated acquisition pipelines (JOBS) to further streamline your research.

We invite new users for an introduction meeting to learn about your research and your microscopy needs, contact us through the webform. Together, we determine the best imaging setup for your needs and discuss sample preparation and analysis strategies. Our imaging setups might look intimidating complex, but we will train you so that you’re comfortable acquiring your own data. Truly, they are not intimidating when you get to know them. Once you’re a trained user, you can book them through iLabs.

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Beethoven: Confocal NSPARC Super Resolution microscope

Cyril: Large Field of View Widefield microscope

Cyril: Large Field of View Widefield



Lana: Confocal, Spectral, SIM

Krieger: BioPipeline

Krieger: Biopipeline

Sterling: Spinning Disk, TIRF, STORM microscope

Sterling: Spinning Disk, TIRF, STORM