Lighthouse Core Facility

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Lighthouse Core Facility
Ground floor, room 009
Zentrum für translationale Zellforschung (ZTZ)
University of Freiburg

Breisacher Straße 115
79106 Freiburg im Breisgau

How to get there

By train

Freiburg-Hbf (Central station), then line 4 or 5 (station: Robert Koch Str.) or line 3 (station: Rathaus im Stühlinger) and then by foot: 5 minutes

By car

Motorway A5 Karlsruhe-Basel / Basel-Karlsruhe, gateway: „Freiburg Mitte” (Center) / direction Universitätsklinikum

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.

The Lighthouse Core Facility was founded to give investigators access to a broad spectrum of fluorescence-based technologies useful in answering research questions in the areas of cell and molecular biology. For more information about what instruments and services are available at the facility and how you can take advantage of what we have to offer, click on the appropriate sections below.

Lighthouse is now listed as an official core facility in the RIsources Database of the DFG. The link to the Lighthouse page can be found here. The listing in RIsources greatly simplifies applying for funding for the usage of Lighthouse services within DFG grant applications.

Please note: Our user fees cover only a small fraction of our total running costs, with most of these in fact being covered by our home institutes (Klinik für Innere Medizin I, Centrum für Chronische Immundefizienz, Tumorzentrum Freiburg/DKTK), while the majority of our machines were financed with the assistance of outside sources such as the DFG, Land Baden-Württemberg, or BMBF. We therefore depend on proper acknowledgement in publications, grants and grant applications. Publications, posters or presentations that make use of services or data collected at the facility or by its staff should list these contributions accordingly. Thank you.

If you still have questions about the facility after reading through these pages, feel free to contact us at one of the numbers listed below.