Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform

Knowledgebase Light Microscopy

In this section we aim to provide you with an overview of all the basics of light microscopy that will make your microscopy experience more exciting and successfull. For each basic we are going to give a short overview and then lead you to links towards sourceful information about each. 

If  you feel we are missing out on anything or if you have found a really  good information source about already mentioned techniques, we'd be  delighted to hear about it!


If you then still don't know which microscopy techniques is the best for your purposes, you might want to watch this lecture by Prof. Ron Vale. He summarizes the main techniques covered also on our website in the following and provides  an overview of when a specific microscopy method might be advantageous  for a particular sample or biological experiment.