The facility offers a broad range of state-of-the-art microscopes from histological slidescanning, lasermicrodissection, confocal, spinning disk, superresolution and intravital microscopy to transmission electron microscopy. Besides multicolor imaging of fixed and living samples, more demanding techniques like FLIM (Fluorescent Lifetime Imaging, FRET), laserablation (e.g. for tissue scaring, DNA damaging), STED and PALM/dSTORM superresolution are offered.
For the EM platform, EM preparation equipment like high-pressure freezer, freeze substitution and ultramicrotomes can be booked but primarily, a full service including sample preparation is offered. All systems can be booked online and used after extensive individual training. The facility also advises scientists on their imaging projects including set-up and method selection, and we support our users in data analysis.
Dr. Astrid Schauss
CECAD Cologne / Imaging Facility