UKE Microscopy Imaging Facility (DFG Research Infrastructure Portal: RI_00489)

Confocal microscopy III

Mouse hippocampus

GFAP (for astrocytes) / Iba-1 (microglia) / Hoechst (nucleus). Author: Prof Saez

Confocal microscopy I

Optical nerve

tiled scan

Confocal microscopy II

Heart tissue section

Super-resolution image of detyrosinated tubulin.

Detyrosinated tubulin in neurons.

left = confocal, right = STED

Super-resolution 3D dSTORM image of microtubules

Alpha-tubulin in HeLa cells.

Color-coded z-distribution.

Structured illumination microscopy (SIM)

Multicolor labeling of an eukaryotic cell.

red =actin, green = focal adhesions, blue = DAPI

Combined SD-TIRF imaging of cellular vesicles

3D reconstruction of CLN3-vesicles and lysosomes in HeLa cells.

green = CLN3-GFP, red = lysosomes

Super-resolution radial fluorescence microscopy (SRRF)

Mutli-color HeLa cells

green = F-Actin red = alpha-Tubulin gray = TOMM-20

Rapp OptoElectronics webinar

We are really happy to announce a new webinar from Rapp OptoElectronic .

It will take place Wednesday 13.10. at 2 pm connecting to Dr. Failla's webex:

Rapp OptoElectronic is specialized in developing advanced optical based devices for biomedical imaging.

In this webinar will be presented an exciting overview of some cutting edges bio-imaging techniques.

Please find more detailed information regarding the webinar on the flyer below.

If you are searching innovative options for your research or to get inspired regarding advanced light microscopy methods this webinar is for you and for everyone you think you might be interested.

If you are planning to connect yourself for this webinar please send also a feedback email to Dr. Failla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are looking forward to a massive and enthusiastic participation from your side.

Rapp OptoElectronics webinar

Sysmex slide scanner workshop

In the frame of our 2021/2022 workshop series, UMIF is hosting the Sysmex Pannoramic MIDI II slide scanner microscope. This is a high content screening system that allows whole slide scanning in brightfiled and fluorescence mode.
If you are interested in this system, you are warmly invited to join the webinar and also to test it with your own samples:

Webinar: Thursday, 23. September at 3:00 p.m. (please register by contacting Dr. Antonio Virgilio Failla, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). [LINK]

Hands-on sessions: Possible between 20. October - 19. November (please contact Dr. Antonio Virgilio Failla, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Please click on the flyer to download the high-resolution PDF version.


sysmex workshop

Nikon AX R confocal microscope system

This month, UMIF will host Nikon to test their next generation confocal microscope - the Nikon AX R. It features 8K x 8K resolution, 2K x 2K ultra-high speed resonant scanning, and world’s largest 25 mm field of view in combination with a new interface and advanced AI-based tools. 

We look forward to evaluating the microscope's performance with selected groups at UKE/Campus Forschung from September 20.-24.

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