• Negative staining of cell suspensions and purified proteins
  • Freeze-etching and freeze-fracturing
  • Chemical fixation and resin embedding of cells
  • Cryo-fixation via plunge-freezing
  • High-pressure freezing of cells and tissues
  • Freeze substitution of high-pressure frozen samples
  • Ultrathin sectioning of resin embedded samples
  • Immunogold localisation of specific proteins/sugars/epitopes
  • Sample preparation for scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • 3-D reconstruction via electron tomography
  • Post-processing of data sets
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)

SYNMIKRO Young Researchers Groups

Almost all scientific members of SYNMIKRO are actively involved in DFG’s Collaborative Research Centers (Sonderforschungsbereiche), Research Training Groups (Graduiertenkollegs), or other Cooperative Research projects. Alongside performing adventurous experiments, and reporting excellent science, SYNMIKRO substantially promotes potential Young Research Group Leaders by constantly keeping its doors open to welcome and support Young Researchers planning to set up an Independent Research Group.
Our Young Research Groups