For super resolution microscopy, a STED super resolution scanning confocal microscope (Leica, TC S SP8 STED) and a SIM/PALM (Zeiss, Elyra) microscope are available. The current infrastructure of the unit further comprises several epifluorescence microscopes, some of which are modified for single molecule microscopy (SMM), for total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy and for fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP).

The stimulated emission depletion super resolution scanning confocal microscope (Leica, TCS SP8 STED). (Photo: Rolf K. Wegst)

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