IOF on ISTA campus

The Imaging and Optics Facility (IOF) is distributed over different buildings on the ISTA Campus. The central ISTA reception is located in the 2nd Administration Building (i07). The Facility offices are located in i04.EG.037 and i06.EG.108 (building.floor.room). ISTA Campus map


i01 – central building

Rooms i01.O3.52 a/b are the image analysis rooms of the Imaging and Optics Facility

I01.03.52-a: image analysis room (19,79m² )

– Terminal 7: image Analysis PC07

– Terminal 8: image Analysis PC08

– Terminal 9: image Analysis PC09

– Terminal 10: image Analysis PC10

– Terminal 11: image Analysis PC11

I01.03.52-b: image analysis room (26,30m²)

– Terminal 1: image Analysis PC01

– Terminal 2: image Analysis PC02

– Terminal 3: image Analysis PC03

– Terminal 4:i mage Analysis VDI01

– Terminal 5: image Analysis VDI20

– Terminal 6: image Analysis VDI03

– EMF image analysis PC


i04 – Bertalanffy Foundation Building
  • i04.EG.037: Imaging and Optics Facility office i04/BFB
I04.EG.017: cytometry room (43,45m²)

BC Cytoflex XL: Cell Analyzer

BD FACS Aria III: Cell Sorter

Sony SH800SFP: Cell Sorter 

Cytometry Analysis software

I04.U1.015: microscope room (72,60m²)

– entrance: Olympus Stereo

– compartment 1: Andor Dragonfly 505 Multimodal (Spinning Disk Confocal, Widefield, TIRF, SRRF)

– compartment 2: Leica SP8up-FALCON-WLL Confocal (FLIM)

– compartment 3: Leica SP8inv-FALCON-WLL Confocal

– compartment 4: Nikon Eclipse Ti2E-02 inverted Widefield

– compartment 5: Nikon CSU-W1-02 Spinning Disk Confocal

– compartment 6: Nikon CSU-W1-01 MultiModal (Spinning Disk Confocal + SoRa + IR)

– compartment 7: Zeiss LSM900-01 up Confocal + Airyscan II

I04.U1.018: microscope room (47,80m²)

– entrance: Bioluminescence imaging

– entrance: Zeiss AxioExaminer D1

– compartment 1: Leica Sp8 DIVE  Multiphoton + Confocal (FLIM)

– compartment 2: Visitron iLAS2 TIRF

– compartment 3: Nikon CSU-W1-03 Spinning Disk Confocal

– compartment 4: Zeiss LSM800-04 Confocal + Airyscan

I04.U1.019: microscope room (53,40m²)

– compartment 1: Leica Stereo Microscope

– compartment 2a: Leica SP5 inv* Confocal + Dual Pipette Aspiration Assay

– compartment 2b: Leica Stellaris 5 inv Confocal

– compartment 3: t.b.d.

– compartment 4: Andor SD – Lasercutter I Spinning Disk Confocal + UV laser ablation

I04.02.031: microscope room (4,55m²)

Olympus IX83 TIRF

I04.03.014: microscope room (13,64m²)

Zeiss LSM800-05 vert1 Confocal

Zeiss LSM800-06 vert2 Confocal + Fast Airyscan


i06 – Lab Building East
  • i06.EG.108: Imaging and Optics Facility office i04/BFB
I06.U1.403: microscope room (33,32m²)

– entrance: Olympus Stereo

– entrance: Zeiss AxioImager Widefield

– compartment 1: Till Photonics / iMIC TIRF

– compartment 2:  Zeiss LSM800-01 inv Confocal

– compartment 3:  Zeiss LSM800-02 up Confocal + Airyscan

– compartment 4:  Zeiss LSM880 up Confocal + Airyscan

I06.U1.405: microscope room (21,33m² )

– compartment 1: Zeiss Axioscan Z1 Slide scanner

– compartment 2: Lightsheet

– compartment 3: JPK Cellhesion Atomic Force Microscope

– compartment 4: Optical Development

I06.U1.406: microscope room (24,61m²)

– compartment 1: Nikon Ti2E-01 Widefield

– compartment 2: Zeiss LSM800-03 inv Confocal

– compartment 3: Zeiss LSM880 inv Confocal + Fast Airyscan

– compartment 4: Olympus VS120 Slidescanner


i23 – Sandstone Building / lab 5
I23.U1.015 - microscope room

– compartment 1: Nikon Eclipse – Widefield (planned)

– compartment 2: TIRF – planned 

– compartment 3: t.b.d.


i24 – Moonstone Building / lab 6
  • i23.u1: planning phase (planned completion 2023)
CO3 – Multi-purpose hall
  • CO3.EG.008a – demo & optical development room