Instruments on our Campus

Distributed over our campus there are several Instruments that are also accessible from outside a particular Laboratory that acquired a particular piece of equipment and manages it. Here you’ll filed a list with links to these Instruments.

 

Adolphe Merkle Institute

There are several instruments at the AMI that are accessible form the entire campus. In the light microscopy context  the Zeiss LSM710 Meta Laser scanning confocal is of particular interest, but there are also several electron microscopes and instruments with for other imaging techniques.
These instruments are managed with the AMI-Booking web-site. Particularly interesting in the

 

Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences (Unit of Earth Sciences) has currently two major instruments that can also be used by other members of our University:
Firstly, they acquired recently the multi-scaled Bruker-Skyscan micro-CT scanner, an x-ray based technology that allows non-destructive 3D internal visualization of objects and resolves about 1 cubic micron spatial resolution per voxel. The instrument is managed by Prof. A. Foubert (Carbonate Sedimentology Lab) via their Computer X-Ray Tomography Facility.
Secondly there is the  scanning electron microscope (managed by Prof. B. Grobety), which is also accessible to other labs. Details about the instrument can be found on the FRIMAT website.

 

Department of Medicine

The department of medicine maintains an equipment booking web-site. Here you can find all kinds of infrastructure accessible from the UniFr campus. In contrast to the Bioimage facility, these resources are managed by individual groups .

 

Department of Physics

In the Lab of Soft Matter Photonics, optical imaging techniques are being developed. For instance the statistical analysis of Laser speckle patterns can reveal properties of material probes. The full list of instruments is available here.

 

Swiss Integrative Center for Human Health

The SICHH provides a large repertoire of highly specialized services. Along with these goes  a diverse  list equipment (light microscopes, atomic force microscopes, spectrometers and sequencers), that are meant for the collaborative use with university researchers.