The IMB-Graz harbors high-end key infrastructure for optical imaging and image processing. Imaging modalities include multi-spectral light-sheet and confocal laser scanning microscopy as well as non-linear coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy, second harmonic generation (SHG) imaging and 2-photon microscopy. Besides, a TIRF/N-STORM superresolution microscope system is accessible. Furthermore, advanced software and workstations for processing of acquired multi-dimensional image data are available.
The infrastructure is integral part of ongoing high-profile, large-scale projects, such as the Field of Excellence 'BioHealth' and the SFB Lipid Hydrolysis, of BioTechMed-Graz (https://biotechmedgraz.at/), the inter-university strategic cooperation of the University of Graz, Medical University of Graz and Graz University of Technology, of different PhD programs as well as of NAWI-Graz (https://www.nawigraz.at/).
The microscopy resources are available for all researchers within the University of Graz but also for external groups and institutions. Operative skills are required to use the machines. Academic lectures, as well as basic microscopy and image processing seminars, are offered to get acquainted with the imaging technologies and related methods (see: "Access"). Beyond, interdisciplinary scientific collaborations are appreciated.