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Lighthouse Core Facility


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Zentrum für Translationale Zellforschung (ZTZ)

Universitätsklinikum Freiburg

Department of Medicine I

Tumorzentrum Freiburg - CCCF/DKTK

Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency - CCI


Due to the spread of the SARS-CoV2/coronavirus, access to the Lighthouse Core Facility is restricted. For up-to-date information please follow the link.



 Note: We have recently expanded our presence on the Universitätsklinikum website. Please check in there for up-to-date Lighthouse information, including a listing of our next available training sessions.


The Lighthouse Core Facility was founded to give investigators access to a broad range of fluorescence-based technologies useful in the areas of cellular and molecular biology. For more information about what instruments and services are available at the facility and how you can take advantage of them, click on the appropriate sections below.


Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting

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Flow Cytometry, Cell Sorting (Bulk and Single Cell Sorting), FACS Analysis, Multicolor FACS, Spectral Flow Cytometry



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Confocal Microscopy, Image Cytometry / Automated Microscopy, Long-Term Live Cell Imaging, Fluorescence Microscopy, Image Analysis


Nucleic Acid Analysis

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Quantitative PCR (QPCR), Digital PCR (dPCR), Primer/Probe Design


Lighthouse Calendars

Please note: we have recently migrated our reservation system to a new server and new booking system. Follow our news updates for more information


Lighthouse Booked Scheduler Reservation System

(as of Aug. 1st, 2020 this is the official calendar for all Lighthouse systems)

First steps/Instructions for using the calendar




Lighthouse is a member unit of the Microscopy and Image Analysis Platform (MIAP), an international network of microscopy and image analysis facilities from throughout the region, including Freiburg, Basel and Strasbourg.

Overview of MIAP Partner Units

We are also a part of, a national network of cytometrists and cytometry core facilities of the DGfZ / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zytometrie.


Lighthouse is part of the RIsources Database of the DFG. The RIsources listing greatly simplifies applying for funding for the use of Lighthouse services within DFG grant applications.

Lighthouse RIsources Page


Please note: Our user fees cover only a small fraction of our total running costs, most of which in fact are covered by our home institutes (Klinik für Innere Medizin I, Centrum für Chronische Immundefizienz (CCI), Tumorzentrum Freiburg/DKTK (CCCF). The majority of our machines were financed with the help of outside sources such as the DFG, Land Baden-Württemberg, or BMBF. We therefore depend on proper acknowledgement in publications, grants and grant applications. Publications, posters or presentations that make use of services or data collected at the facility or by its staff should list these contributions accordingly. Thank you.

 If you still have questions about the facility after reading through these pages, feel free to contact us at one of the numbers listed below. 


General Information/Contact:

Telephone: (0761) 270 63770 or (0761) 270 77680