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CMCB Light Microscopy Facility

Last updated: 27 September 2017

This Entity is a Canonical Facility: Usage Guidelines
Number of facility users per year: 300

The open access core facility is part of the technology platform at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB) of the Technical University Dresden. 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).

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CMCB Light Microscopy Facility
Tatzberg 47-51
01307 Dresden

Head of Group

Prof. Dr. Michael Brand


  • Laser Scanning Confocal (LSM) (+) ,
  • Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) (+) ,
  • 2-photon Scanning Confocal (2-P) (+) ,
  • Single Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM) (+) ,
  • Single Molecule Imaging Techniques (+) ,
  • Functional Imaging of Living Cells (+) ,
  • Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (+) ,
  • Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM) (+) ,
  • Probe Microscopy (atomic force or optical) (+) ,
  • High Speed Confocal (more than 20 Hz full frame) (+) ,
  • Fast widefield ratio imaging (Ca/pH/FRET) (+) ,
  • Laser ablation techniques (+)


  • Ultramicroscopy
  • Wide field slide scanning

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

Group Members

 TitlePositionContact FormPhone
Ellen GeibeltCore Facility Staff+49-351-463-40230
Hella HartmannDr.Core Facility Staff+49-351-463-40230
Michael BrandProf. Dr.
Ruth HansDr.Core Facility Staff+49-351-463-40230

The LMF CMCB is member of the Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform BioDIP. Please get in touch with the facility using these email addresses: or