DFG approves funding for 13 optical microscopes at German universities #Lead_ResponsibilityJanuary 12, 2019
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has approved funding of approximately €14.5 million for13 innovative experimental optical microscopes for research.
The funding follows a call for proposals launched in January 2018 as part of a major instrumentation initiative, when the DFG invited applications for highly developed but not yet widely established optical microscopy technologies.
Major instrumentation initiatives are part of the DFG’s funding offer in the area of scientific infrastructure alongside the Core Facilities and New Instrumentation for Research programmes.
The call for optical microscopy was directed at one of the most universally used technologies in research.
The approved microscopes are very diverse instruments, including lattice light sheet microscopes, MINFLUX microscopes, multi-photon microscopes and special systems from the engineering sciences.
“Kerr Microscopy with Machine Learning Domain Detection for In-Situ Magnetic Materials Analysis” (Aalen University of Applied Sciences, lead responsibility: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider)
“Lattice Light Sheet Microscope (LLSM)” (Charité Berlin – FU Berlin and HU Berlin, lead responsibility: Dr. Jan Schmoranzer)
“A Deconvolution Light-Sheet Microscope for Mesoscopic Tissue Imaging” (University of Duisburg-Essen, lead responsibility: Prof. Dr. Matthias Gunzer)
“Three-Dimensional Imaging of Cells and Tissues with Ultrahigh Spatiotemporal Resolution by Lattice Light Sheet Microscopy” (University of Osnabrück, lead responsibility: Prof. Dr. Jacob Piehler)
Dr. Michael Royeck, Scientific Instrumentation and Information Technology, Tel.
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