In this project, two optical microscopes will be set up at Leibniz IPHT, which will enable an optimized observation of cellular dynamics. This will then serve for the more precise detection of various molecular processes in the context of disease-related changes in cells: 

1) A light sheet microscope to record fast single cell dynamics with a coupling unit for a super-resolved STED microscope to observe molecular dynamics. 

2) An endoscopically-based STED microscope for super-resolution imaging deep into tissues. 

The project is financed by the Free State of Thuringia under the number 2018 FGI 0022 and co-financed by European Union funds within the framework of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).