Technology NetworkMinflux Nanoscope

Content photo of the Minflux Nanoscope: In a light room with white walls and grey floor a rectangular shaped light grey, flat box ist located on a black metal table, also holding space for processors of sorts. Next to it to the right is the black nanoscope. Further to the right on another black table is a black PC and other electronics.

Localizing molecules at the nanoscale within living cells in 3D and tracking them over time is essential for understanding the structure of molecular machines, identifying molecular interactions and cell function. The MINFLUX light microscope technique is a breakthrough advance over the already established super-high resolution light microscopy techniques, and allows a resolution of up to 2 nm in 3D, thus closing the gap between light and electron microscopy. 

With the help of the Cellnetworks Core Technology Platform and its community, Heidelberg University recently received funding for a MINFLUX system via the REACT-EU programme of the European Union and the state of Baden-Württemberg. A unique resource for super-high resolution microscopy is thus now available at Heidelberg University. The nanoscope just got installed and first performance tests are ongoing.

The MINFLUX system can be booked here:



More information will soon follow, for questions please contact

Dr. Charlotte Kaplan
Super resolution microscopy specialist

Universität Heidelberg
Bioquant BQ 02
Im Neuenheimer Feld 267
69120 Heidelberg

Office: +49 6221 54 51329
Lab: +49 6221 54 51225
Email: charlotte.kaplan@bioquant.uni-heidelberg.de


Portrait photo: in a white office-like room, Charlotte sits at a black desk in front of the Minflux-Computer showing images and data. Charlotte is a young, white woman with red-brown hair in light beige and grey coloured clothes. She smiles at the camera.


Logo: 2 Logos are placed next to each other. To the left a European flag with a text next to it saying “Europäische Union - Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung als Teil der Reaktion der Union auf die COVID-19-Pandemie finanziert.” To the right the Logo of Baden-Württemberg is shown: a golden deer on the left and a golden winged lion on the right both stand on their hindfeet holding up the shield of BW: also Golden with three lions stacked on top of each other.