Microverse Imaging Center

Core Facility 50 user / year

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.


  • LSM – AiryScan
  • SIM (Structured Illumination Microscopy)
  • TIRFM (Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy)


Dr. Aurélie Jost

Head of Imaging Center

+49 36419 47658



Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Balance of the Microverse

Fürstengraben 1

07743 Jena


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