We are a research group located at the Leibniz Institute of Photonics Technology (IPHT) and the Institute of Physical Chemistry in Jena, Germany. The group is led by Rainer Heintzmann.

Our Mission

Our workgroup focuses both on developing novel methods and devices for light microscopy as well as on improving established techniques. We work on computational algorithms enhancing properties such as the resolution of microscopes using structured illumination (SIM).

Furthermore, We aim to support researchers around the world with imaging devices which are easy replicate. This includes low-cost (microscopic) imaging devices, but also image processing algorithms. See the GitHub page of UC2 for further reference.

Recently, we started to work more on open source software regarding microscopy image processing in Julia Lang on GitHub. See also this software page.

Interested to join?

See this page for open positions and topics.


Professor Dr. Rainer Heintzmann
Email: click here
Phone: +49.(0)3641 206 431
Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V.
Albert-Einstein-Straße 9
07745 Jena, Germany