Deutsch Intern
Institute for Virology and Immunobiology


Core Unit for Confocal Microscopy


Dr. Elita Avota

Tel. +49 931 31 81521



Dr. Bhupesh Prusty

Tel. +49 931 31 88067


External users please contact via email. 

Facility fees per started hour:

1st hour: 25,00 €
2nd hour: 20,00 €
3rd hour: 15,00 €
4th hour plus: 10,00 €/hour

Billing will be on a quarter-yearly basis. Prices are in accordance with DFG guidelines and have been approved by the boards of the core facility and the IZKF.

Inverted Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope: Zeiss LSM 510 Meta
laser lines: 458/488/514 nm, 543 nm, 633 nm
2 PMTs, 1 32-channel Meta detector, 1 Transmission-PMT
live cell imaging: heated incubation chamber

Sample Applications
-microscopic analysis of fixed and live cell cultrues, tissue
-z-stacking and 3D reconstruction (e.g. visualisation of the immunological synapse)
-live cell imaging: chemotaxis, cell migration, cell interactions, flourescence-based
 activation assays, labeling of cells and cellular compartments

-provide training on the instrument
-general advice on image analysis, live cell microscopy, flourescence techniques and measurements
-assistance on data analysis
-colocalisation, image restoration (Huygens deconvolution) 3D reconstruction,
 cell tracking


Research interests
Modulation of T lymphocyte polarity and cytoskeleton architecture during immunosuppressive processes and analysis of associated signaling mechanisms