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CMCB Electron Microscopy and Histology Facility

Last updated: 27 September 2017

This Entity is a Canonical Facility: Usage Guidelines
Number of facility users per year: 50

The CMCB (Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering), as central unit of TU Dresden consists of three institutes (1) BIOTEC (Biotechnology Center), (2) CRTD (Center for Regenerative Therapies) and (3) B CUBE (Center for Molecular Bioengeneering). The labs of the Electron Microscopy and Histology Facility are located in the CRTD and BIOTEC, respectively,

Please visit the website:


CMCB Electron Microscopy and Histology Facility
Fetscherstraße 105
01307 Dresden

Head of Group

Dr. Thomas Kurth
Position: Imaging Facility Director
Office: +49-351-458-82090


  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) (+) ,
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) (+) ,
  • Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM) (+) ,
  • Ultramicrotomy (+) ,
  • Immuno-Electron Microscopy (+) ,
  • High-Pressure Freezing (HPF) (+) ,
  • Freeze substitution (+) ,
  • Cryo-Ultramicrotomy (Tokuyasu technique) (+) ,
  • Immunohistology / -cytochemistry (+) ,
  • Histological staining (+) ,
  • Negative staining of particles (+) ,
  • Embedding (Epon/Paraffin/PLT) (+) ,
  • Microtomy (Cryostat/Vibratome/Paraffin/Resin) (+)


Within the BioDIP wiki ( you can find detailed information concerning the hardware available.

Group Members

 TitlePositionContact FormPhone
Anja AhrendtTechnician+49-351-463-40015
Susanne KretschmarTechnician+49-351-458-82095
Susanne WeicheTechnician+49-351-463-40015

We provide a variety of services around histology and electron microscopy, among them correlative light-electron microscopy (CLEM). The Electron Microscopy of the CRTD is member of the Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform BioDIP. Please get in touch with the facility using this email address: