Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform

Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform

The BioDIP network currently consists of 8 facilities belonging to 5 different research institutions that in turn belong to three different research organizations. All of the research institutions are member of DRESDEN-concept, the excellence research alliance of the TU Dresden together with strong partners of research and culture.

Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform

The Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform constitutes a multi-institutional network of core imaging facilities and provides open access to state-of-the-art microscopy systems as well as image analysis. It offers a comprehensive range of imaging technologies coupled with the profound expertise of BioDIP staff to more than 500 users per year. The BioDIP is currently supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Light Microscopy Facility

The LM facilities provide access to state-of-the art light microscopy techniques and instruments together with professional support regarding experiment design and data aquisition.

 

Image Processing Facility

The IP facilities provide informatics tools and training to support the analysis of images in biomedical studies.

Light Microscopy Facility

The LM facilities provide access to state-of-the art light microscopy techniques and instruments together with professional support regarding experiment design and data aquisition.

 

Electron Microscopy Facility

The EM facilities supply open access to a range of state-of-the-art sample preparation and imaging equipment along with experienced imaging specialists supporting the facility users.

Light Microscopy Facility

The LM facilities provide access to state-of-the art light microscopy techniques and instruments together with professional support regarding experiment design and data aquisition.

 

Electron Microscopy Facility

The EM facilities supply open access to a range of state-of-the-art sample preparation and imaging equipment along with experienced imaging specialists supporting the facility users.

 

Image Processing Facility

The IP facilities provide informatics tools and training to support the analysis of images in biomedical studies.

 

(High-Throughput) Technology Development Studio

The TDS provides expertise in assay development towards high-throughput applications and high content screening services. It offers state-of-the-art technologies for cell-based screening such as robotic liquid handling stations, plate readers and several automated microscopes.

Light Microscopy Facility

The LM facilities provide access to state-of-the art light microscopy techniques and instruments together with professional support regarding experiment design and data aquisition.

 

Electron Microscopy Facility

The EM facilities supply open access to a range of state-of-the-art sample preparation and imaging equipment along with experienced imaging specialists supporting the facility users.

Light Microscopy Facility

The LM facilities provide access to state-of-the art light microscopy techniques and instruments together with professional support regarding experiment design and data aquisition.

Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden

The Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC) was founded in 2000 as a central scientific unit of the Technische Universität Dresden. It is a unique interdisciplinary center focusing on research and teaching in molecular bioengineering.

Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden,
DFG Research Center and Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden

The Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) at the TU Dresden was founded 2006 as a research center of the German Research Association (DFG). Goal of the CRTD is to explore the capacity for regeneration of the human body and to develop novel regenerative therapies for so far incurable diseases.

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases Dresden

The DZNE was founded in 2009 with the Dresden site being established in 2010. The aim of the research performed in Dresden is to make the findings of stem cell and plasticity research operable in preventing and treating neurodegenerative disease.

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

The MPI-CBG was founded in 1998. Researchers at the MPI-CBG perform basic research to discover how cell division and cell differentiation work, which structures can be found in cell organelles and how cells exchange information and materials.

Medical Theoretical Center

The Medical Theoretical Center is part of the medical faculty Carl Gustav Carus of the TU Dresden. It is host to several clinical institutes and offers lab space to dedicated research projects.

DRESDEN-concept e.V.

A research alliance of the TUD with the strong partnership of the research and culture areas resulting in the ideal way to communicate the excellence of research in Dresden.

Helmholtz Association

The Helmholtz Association researches major challenges to secure the future of our society. With more than 38,000 staff in 18 research centres, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.

Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is an independent, non-profit research organization. Currently, 83 Max Planck Institutes perform basic research in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities – in the service of the general public.

Technische Universität Dresden

The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the largest technical universities in Germany and one of currently 11 German excellence unversities. Its focus on biomedicine, bioengineering, materials sciences, information technology, microelectronics as well as energy and environment are considered exemplary in Germany and throughout Europe.

Center for Molecular Bioengineering of the TU Dresden

The Center for Molecular Bioengineering (B CUBE) was founded in 2008 as a Center for Innovation and operates as a scientifically independent unit of Technische Universitaet Dresden. B CUBE  focuses on the investigation of living structures on a molecular level, translating the knowledge into innovative methods, materials and technologies.

The BioDIP provides around 100 instruments, among them more than 40 large equipments and covers a broad range of modern imaging technologies such as:

  • Wide-field fluorescence microscopy
  • Laser scanning confocal microscopy
  • Spinning disc confocal microscopy
  • Two photon laser scanning microscopy
  • Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRF)
  • Selective plane illumination microscopy (SPIM)
  • Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS)
  • Fluorescence lifetime imgaging (FLIM)
  • Superresolution light microscopy (structured illumination and dSTORM)
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • High-throughput microscopy (HCS)
  • Electron microscopy
  • Correlative light and electron microscopy
  • Electron tomography and
  • Image analysis

The BioDIP was highly recommended to become a multimodal node for Advanced Light Microscopy within the Euro-BioImaging network, an initiative of the ESFRI roadmap of the European Union.