General Information

Toolbox Imaging Platform - BIOSS

Contact Information:


BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies
Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg
Schänzlestr. 18
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau


+49 761 203-97374


+49 761 203-97419


By train: 
Freiburg-Hbf (Central station), then local railway (station: Freiburg Herdern) or line 5 (station: Komturplatz) and then by foot: 5 minutes 

By car:
Motorway A5 Karlsruhe-Basel / Basel-Karlsruhe, gateway: „Freiburg Mitte” (Center) / direction Botanischer Garten

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

Toolbox Imaging Platform - BIOSS:


In the Toolbox Imaging Platform a wide range of microscopes and software are available for the development of imaging methods . Our staff is working side by side with external users to develop the design of their experiments and perform the analysis. Here you can find a list of our present equipment and expertise.

Fluorescence and confocal microscopy can be used for testing the results of a large number of procedures, here we include some of the most common types of acquisition, however you are strongly encouraged to contact the Toolbox members to further explore the feasibility of your projects on our facilities.

  • Immunocytochemistry on fixed cells, tissues, small organisms
  • Fluorescent targets localization in subcellular compartments,
  • Colocalization studies
  • Time-lapse acquisitions in different modes 
  • Topographic imaging of surfaces at sub-nanometre resolution by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Protein-protein interaction tests (PLA, FRET)
  • Testing cell viability after exposure to nanoparticles/chemicals

Take a tour of our facility and feel free to get in contact with our staff at for further information and discussion of your needs.