Picture of the month: August 2018

Iotm aug 2018

Fixation matters

After infection, Salmonella establish a tubular network in the host cell. This network is very sensitive to osmotic changes and is destroyed upon formaldehyde fixation, leading to the formation of artificial vesicular structures (left image). Glutaraldehyde fixation preserves the network and reveals Salmonella-induced filaments with ~ 150 nm diameter (right image). Dual-color dSTORM measurements of the secreted Salmonella effector protein SseJ (Alexa Fluor 647, red hot) and the host cell lysosomal marker LAMP-1 (Alexa Fluor 532, green). Salmonella nucleoids are counterstained with DAPI (blue). Scale bars are 1 µm.


Picture of the month: March 2018

Conf sted 01

STED image of microtubuli

Comparison of confocal vs STED pictures of our new homebuilt STED setup. Microtubuli stained with Abberior Star635.


Picture of the month: November 2017

Iotm nov 2017

Recent cover in Science Signaling

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Picture of the month: June 2017

Iotm june 2017

Recent cover in nature microbiology

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(Image: Ella Maru Studio, Cover Design: Karen Moore)


Picture of the month: September 2016

Iotm sep 2016

Quantitative analysis of SMLM data with LAMA

A list of single-molecule localizations serves as input data (top) for LAMA and is post-processed for clustering (Ripley functions, DBSCAN, OPTICS), single-molecule counting, colocalization analysis and localization precision determination.


Picture of the month: June 2016

Iotm jun 2016

PAINT microscopy image of E.coli

Membrane stained with Nile Red (red) and chromosomal DNA with JF-646-Hoechst (blue).


Picture of the month: January 2016

Iotm jan 2016

Confocal fluorescence image of a dividing cell

Stained for DNA (blue), actin (red) and tubulin (green).


Picture of the month: October 2015

Iotm oct 2015

Single molecule FRET on DNA


Picture of the month: September 2015

Iotm sep 2015 lowres

Imaging neurons

Fine structure of a neuron's membrane recorded with super-resolution imaging (CB).


Picture of the month: August 2015

Iotm aug 2015 lowres

dSTORM imaging of microtubules

Image of an HeLa cell stained for microtubules.