Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM)

2 screens with pictures of a microscope, 1 surface pic, 1 3-D pic, in the front objective nosepiece with 4 objectives
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We are equipped with a Leica TCS SPE laser scanning confocal microscope, able to sequentially analyze up to 8 channels for fluorescent light plus one transmitted-light channel. The microscope includes also a Leica DFC360FX camera for recording non-confocal, filter based fluorescent light.
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Image Analysis

The confocal images can be analyzed and used for 3D reconstructions. For this purpose, we use the software Imaris (version 7.3, Bitplane, Zürich).

Growth chamber for plants

A row of little plants in pots with daylight lamps
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We establish model systems for studying plant-associated bacteria and fungi, their beneficial effects on the plant growth and their efficiency in the biocontrol of plant pathogens.

Gaschromatograph-Mass Spectrometer

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With the GC-MS System from the company Agilent, equipped with the PAL-System the analysis of liquid, volatile and gaseous samples is possible.

For the detection of microbial volatile organic compounds (mVOCs) we use the method of Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME).

Liquid Chromatography with High Accurate Mass Analyzer

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As a core member of the Central Lab, located at the Karl Franzens University, we use the UHPLC-Orbitrap MS Analyzer mainly for our metabolomic approach. The data analysis is done with the acquired Compound Discoverer of Thermofisher.