• Electron Microscopy Centre

    Welcome to the Electron Microscopy Centre website: The centre provides training and supports applications on the core facilital EM equipment, with its dedicated staff aiming to help researchers to obtain the highest possible quality data from our instruments. We look forward to working with you.

    Visitors may be interested in the procedure for accessing the facility and in the list of our current microscopes and devices.

    Current users are directed to instrument bookings and news of the facility.

News

Histological course

This students course covers histological, cellbiologial and light-microscopical issues of cells and tissues in practical training and lectures. The course is mandatory for all biological students and will take place at the Sonnenbühl each Wednesday. Due to the ongoing course services in microtomy and imaging might be delimited on some days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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New publication by EMC

Our manuscript, “Cytological evidence for automictic thelytoky in parthenogenetic oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida): Synaptonemal complexes confirm meiosis in Archegozetes longisetosus ”, has now been definitely accepted for publication in Acarologia.
In this study ultrastructural insight in oocyte progression and meiotic processes via TEM was gained. Automixis (meiotic thelytoky) was unequivocally confirmed via numerous synaptonemal complexes in the ovary. This spatial arrangement of chromatid...

New user publication

The manuscript "A map of sensilla and neurons in the taste system of drosophila larvae" of our users Anna Rist and Andreas Thum was published in the Journal of Comparative Neurology;  
DOI: 10.1002/cne.24308. Via volume electron microscopy / 3D image analysis and determination of the repertoire of receptore genes by analyzing different GAL4 [Name kursiv] driver lines they constructed a map of the terminal organ, in which the receptor genes are mapped to neurons of individual sensilla, suggesting...

Construction works

Due to the ongoing demolition and construction works in Building M services in microtomy and imaging might be delimited on some days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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