Imaging Facility of MPI-IE

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Imaging Facility – Dr. Sergiy Avilov
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics

Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

How to get there

By train

Freiburg-Hbf (Central station), then SBG Bus 7200 / 7209 (station: Max Planck Institute), tram 5 (station: Gundelfinger Str.) followed by VAG bus line 24 (station: Stübeweg) or tram 4 (station: Technische Fakultät) followed by VAG bus line VAG 10 (station: Max Planck Institute / Stübeweg)

By car

Take the autobahn A5 exit “Freiburg Nord”, towards Freiburg Industriegebiet.

By airplane

Approx. 1 hour bus ride from the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg or 2 to 3 hours by train or car from Frankfurt, Stuttgart or Zuerich airports.

Understanding the roles gene products play in biological systems is a key challenge in the post-genomic era. Thanks to tremendous progress of instrumentation, software and molecular “tools” (genetically encoded fluorophores, ion sensors etc.), fluorescence microscopy evolved from an “illustrative” method to a stand-alone technology in modern life sciences. Fluorescence microscopy is in principle capable to visualize almost every structure and every event of interest. Details smaller than optical resolution limits can be visualized by recently developed “super-resolution” techniques. In many cases, dynamic non-invasive observations of live objects are possible, and quantitative information can be extracted, including those on concentration, specific interactions and mobility of a molecule of interest.