Core Facility
Microverse Imaging Center
Usage Guideline

The Microverse Imaging Center offers support in biomedical imaging to the members of the Cluster of Excellence “Balance of the Microverse” and to any researcher at the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena. On top of hosting state-of-the-art turnkey microscopes in the “application room”, the imaging facility also supports technological development and exchange between physicists and biologists in the “prototype room” and “vision room” for shaping the imaging techniques of tomorrow.

The application room opened its doors in October 2019 and offers currently two fluorescence microscopes. First, the confocal laser scanning microscope LSM 980 with AiryScan 2 detector meets the needs for standard confocal applications including questions demanding an especially high sensitivity. Next, the multimodal camera-based system ELYRA 7 covers the high-speed and high-resolution applications.

In order to complement the portfolio of the Microverse Imaging Center, we plan the acquisition of a multiphoton microscope (MPM) for applications requiring deep penetration through biological tissues, as well as that of a Raman confocal microscope for label-free imaging.

These two new instruments should be available to users at the end of 2021 to beginning of 2022.


Dr. Aurélie Jost
POSITION Head of Imaging Center
PHONE 036419 47658


  • Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF)
  • Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM)
  • other
  • Epifluorescence
  • Airyscan
  • Apotome