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IMCES is a core facility within the Institut für Experimentelle Immunologie und Bildgebung at the Faculty of Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Essen and Universität Duisburg-Essen. The facility brings together state-of-the-art equipment and expertise in light microscopy, in vivo and intravital imaging, and image analysis. These services are available to all researchers, irrespective of location and affiliation.

The IMCES laboratories and microscopy rooms have permission for working at the S1 and S2 biological safety level.

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Imaging Center Essen

Last updated: 2014-12-9

This Entity is a Canonical Facility: Usage Guidelines
Number of facility users per year: 78

Universitätsklinikum Essen

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Imaging Center Essen
Hufelandstr. 55
45122 Essen

Head of Group

Dr. Anthony Squire
Position: Imaging Facility Director
Office: +49-2017236042


  • Laser Scanning Confocal (LSM) (+) ,
  • Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) (+) ,
  • 2-photon Scanning Confocal (2-P) (+) ,
  • Single Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM) (+) ,
  • Stimulated Emission Depletion Microscopy (STED) (+) ,
  • Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM) (+) ,
  • Photoactivated Localization Microscopy (PALM) (+) ,
  • Functional Imaging of Living Cells (+) ,
  • Bioluminescence Imaging (+) ,
  • Ultra Sound (muUS) (+) ,
  • High Speed Confocal (more than 20 Hz full frame) (+) ,
  • Fast widefield ratio imaging (Ca/pH/FRET) (+) ,
  • Image Analysis (+)


Group Members

 TitlePositionContact FormPhone
Anthony SquireDr.Imaging Facility Director+49-2017236042