Technology Platform Microscopy and Image Analysis at the Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology

Core Facility 80 user / year

The technology platform “Microscopy and Image Analysis” (TP MIA) is part of the department “Structural Cell Biology of Viruses” and the central imaging unit at the HPI. The TP provides state-of-the-art light and electron microscopy methods (LM and EM) and correlative techniques for scientists at HPI and the Center for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) as well as for external cooperation partners. TP MIA also serves as the Imaging center of the Leibniz Center Infection (LCI). The main tasks of the TP MIA are consulting, training and support of microscopy users as well as assistance in data analysis and quality assessment of the scientific knowledge gained from the data. As a research-driven unit, the TP MIA develops and adapts preparation and imaging techniques tailored to the users´ scientific questions. It is specialized in integrative methods and workflows for the correlation of multimodal images over a wide range of complexity.


  • DCV (Deconvolution)
  • Image Analysis
  • Laser Scanning Confocal (LSM)
  • Light Sheet
  • SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy)
  • SMLM (Single Molecule Localization Microscopy)
  • Spinning disk, multi-point
  • TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy)
  • TIRFM (Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy)
  • Cryo-TEM, Cryo-TEM tomography


Dr. Rudolph Reimer / Dr. Roland Thünauer

Head EM / Head LM



Leibniz-Institut für Experimentelle Virologie

Martinistraße 52

20251 Hamburg


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