Applying modern microscopy methods, biomedical mechanisms down to the sub-micron range can be visualized. Our work group focuses both on developing novel methods and devices for light microscopy as well as on improving established techniques. Tight cooperation with biological and medical research groups enables the individual and application-oriented optimization of the techniques aiming for a better understanding of biomedical processes. One goal is, for instance, the dynamic real time visualization of receptor functions or poly-microbial infection.
The development of a microscope for fast live cell imaging providing an optical resolution of 50 nm and multiple colors is the long-term objective.