DFG Major Research Instrumentation: Confocal Laserscanning Microscope

Project: DFG ProjectsDFG Major Research Instrumentation

Project Details


The research at the Institute of Biomedical Optics (BMO) at the University of Luebeck focuses on new optical imaging methods, which are developed with regard to diagnostic applications.For the development of innovative light-based therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, cellular processes are becoming increasingly important. In order to enable BMO`s research groups to investigate high-resolution imaging of subcellular dynamic processes, a modern confocal laser scanning microscope (cLSM) with 3 excitation wavelengths and 2 detection channels is acquired.
The instrument will significantly support the scientific work of BMO`s research groups, external cooperation partners of the university and its clinical project partners. On one hand, it will contribute to the development of new optical imaging techniques (Raman microscopy, SLIDE microscopy and coherence tomography or microscopy), and on the other hand, it will be used to investigate the optical manipulation of proteins and cells and the cellular mechanisms of optical diagnostic and therapeutic methods in ophthalmology.
Concrete fields of application are, for example, investigations of the intracellular transport of photoactivatable agents with subcellular resolution or the investigation of functional changes of RPE cells in cell cultures after hyperthermia. The device is operated in a dedicated, centrally accessible room in the BMO building and is supervised by qualified personnel.
Effective start/end date01.01.22 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Biomedical Engineering

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 308-01 Optics, Quantum Optics, Atoms, Molecules, Plasmas

Funding Institution

  • DFG: German Research Association