Molecular Imaging and Manipulation - Services

Welcome to the Molecular Imaging and Manipulation Facility!

The Molecular Imaging and Manipulation Facility (MIM) provides high-end imaging and manipulation devices combined with profound knowledge of image and data analysis to identify and characterize structure-function-relationships on a molecular level.

In terms of imaging, this comprises atomic force microscopy (AFM) as well as optical imaging with single-molecule localization-based superresolution (STORM/PALM/...), TIRF, as well as standard widefield epi-fluorescence imaging. Single-molecule techniques like single-particle tracking (SPT) and Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) are offered along with the necessary analysis tools. The Interferometric Scattering Microscopy (iSCAT) technique is especially interesting for label-free detection of biomolecules or high-speed single-molecule tracking. Molecular manipulation is achieved by force application with AFM or optical tweezers.

Apart from user training and technical support the MIM Facility offers measurement service, image-analysis support, as well as customized optical microscopy design.

Services offered by the MIM

We are still in the process of establishing our range of services and devices. If you have specific requests please contact us. Currently, we offer

  • User training and technical support for our devices

  • Image analysis

  • Customization of commercial and home-built setups

  • Measurement service

We are part of the Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform

The BioDIP is a network of Imaging Core Facilities at the Biopolis Campus in Dresden Johannstadt. We collaborate with each other to optimally support our users and facilityte their research by sharing our expertise. Find out more at

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