Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform

CMCB - Light Microscopy Facility

The Light Microscopy Facility of the CMCB offers a collection of state-of-the-art light microscopy equipment. Located at the CMCB affiliated institutes BIOTEC and CRTD, we provide training and full technical support for all the instruments along with assistance in designing imaging experiments and data processing.
The facility currently comprises more than twenty different systems ranging from simple fluorescent video to high-resolution confocal microscopes. Sophisticated image processing can be accomplished on high-end graphics machines.



Biotechnologisches Zentrum
Light Microscopy Facility
Tatzberg 47/49
01307 Dresden

e-mail: imaging[at]
+49 - 351 - 463 40230
web: CMCB-LMF webpage

booking: scheduling database

How to become a user

Before you start using our facility you are required to read our user rules carefully and sign an acceptance sheet. Please get in touch with us if you have any question regarding these rules.

User rules for employees of CMCB.

User rules
for all facility users not employed by CMCB.


  • Wide-field microscopy (fluorescence, phase contrast, DIC, dark-field)
  • Long term life cell imaging
  • Laser scanning confocal microscopy
  • Multi-photon microscopy
  • TIRF (total internal reflection fluorescence) microscopy


  • Single Molecule Spectroscopy (FCS, FCCS, FLIM)
  • Light Sheet Microscopy (Ultrascope by LaVision BioTec)
  • Slide Scanner (Axio ScanZ.1 by ZEISS)
  • Contact-free sample collection (ZEISS PALM MicroBeam LCM)
  • High-resolution Microscopy (Airyscan by ZEISS)
  • Large area tile scans
  • Cleared-sample imaging

Facility Members