Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform

MPI-CBG - Advanced Imaging Facility

The Advanced Imaging Facility (AIF) at MPI-CBG develops, builds and maintains advanced light microscopy setups and offers access to novel imaging techniques that are commercially not available. The AIF supports the individual user during image acquisition and subsequent image processing and visualization. Furthermore, the facility offers its expertise in the field of optics, opto-mechanics and instrument control to research groups developing their custom microscope setup.


Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics
Advanced Imaging Facility
Pfotenhauerstra├če 108
01307 Dresden

email: maghelli[at]
phone: +49 351 210-2602
web: MPI-CBG AIF webpage

booking: AIF booking system

How to become a user

Please get in touch with us if you are interested in using the facility.


  • Lattice lightsheet microscopy
  • comming soon: SPIM1 & 2


  • User training and technical support
  • Assistance in data post-processing and visualization
  • Support of research groups developing custom setups

Facility Members