Vice Dean of Research

Prof. Dr. Anja Bräuer

+49 (0)441 798-3995

Research Advisor

 Dr. Beena Punnamoottil

  +49 (0)441 798-2142


Postal address

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg 
Fakultät VI Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften
Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118
26129 Oldenburg

Visitor address

Building V03, 3rd floor, wing M
Ammerländer Heerstraße 138
26129 Oldenburg


Biomedical Centre of Competence University Oldenburg

Biomedical research increasingly depends on cutting-edge research infrastructure and highly competent research expertise in different disciplines. The BIOMEDICUM of the University of Oldenburg provides a research portal to all scientists of the faculty of Medicine and Health Science. Its major aim is to give an overview of existing research infrastructure and expertise across all relevant disciplines. Furthermore, it provides important contact addresses. Note that the BIOMEDICUM is still in the process of being build up. Some of the research equipment is therefore already part of established core facilities, e.g. microscopy or the consulting center for trials with patient involvement. In contrast, other high-end research platforms are offered by individual groups on a collaborative basis. These groups also offer their competence and know-how in planning research projects in the respective field.

Biobanking (Core Facility)

With the aim of setting up research cooperations, the storage and management of blood samples and tissue at +4°C, -20°C, -80°C und -180°C (liquid nitrogen) can be arranged after prior agreement with the facility.  

Contact person: Prof. Dr. John Neidhardt
Email: john.neidhardimgt(azpzt) (john.nevzx4kidm21blharddrt@uol.deiliih)

More information is available here.

Microscopy (Core Facility)

Electron microscopy

The facility provides a Leica TCS SP5 II microscope and a Leica TCS SP8 microscope for confocal fluorescence microscopy. The Leica TCS SP5 II microscope is extended by a Leica TCS STED CW module which can be used for gated-stimulation-emission-depletion (gSTED) microscopy. This technique combines fluorophore excitation and depletion to surpass the diffraction limit. Thus, gSTED enables resolving structures sized a few tens of nanometers.

Contact person: Dr. Petra Bolte
Email: STEDmiazzdkrh4a+osgcbzzkopmo(at)unopmsdi-o1mlde+0lnbuicjrg.dkkuzae (ST1c4EDmikroskobdofp@uol.desoejiz0v) 
More information is available here.

The electron microscopy unit operates a Hitachi S3200N scanning electron microscope and two transmission electron microscopes (Zeiss EM902A, Jeol2100F). 

Devices which are needed for sample preparation, i.e. for ultrathin sectioning, critical point drying, and surface coating (C, Au, Pt) are available.

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Katharina Al-Shamery
Email: katharehina.g0al.shamery(at88gyu) (katujharico+lbna.qkfl7al.sha2smery@uol.demti2s)
More information is available here.

Molecular biology and immunohistochemistry

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Hans Gerd Nothwang.
Email: hans.g.noth4nua8wangej8fl(at)unlesifi-oldemxounbueafrgt7.dsge (handks.g.noto4zkehwl0sang@uolrxw1g.dzve)

Neuroimaging Unit (Core Facility)

The Neuroimaging Center houses a Siemens 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system as well as a magnetoencephalography (MEG) system, exclusively dedicated to research. These core facilities are financed via the European Medical School, the Cluster of Excellence as well as the German Research Foundation (DFG). Equipped with a MR compatible electroencephalography (EEG) system, different response pads, various systems for auditory stimulation and motion capturing we are able to investigate brain mechanisms involved in sensory, motor and cognitive functions.

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Jochem Rieger
More information is available here.

Next Generation Sequencing (Core Facility)

We offer to support your genome, exome und transcriptome sequencing after prior agreement with the facility and with the aim of setting up cooperations. We also offer to discuss tips and tricks for bioinformatic high throughput data analysis.

Contact person: Prof. Dr. John Neidhardt 
Email: John.neidhardt(at)

More information is available here.

Proteomics platform

The proteomics platform is available for use within collaborations. 

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Ralf Rabus
Email: rabu4hb/s(at)icbv/5bm.dequ (
More information is available here.

Radiation safety and isotope laboratory (Core Facility)

Contact person: Dr. Anna-Maria Hartmann
E-Mail: ansona.marbhiak7i.hartnruomann(auutnt) (ann0sa.mwiraria.hatnmrtmann@uol.dencus)

Scientific computing (Core Facility)

The high performance computing system (HPC-Cluster) CARL is available to all research groups of the university for scientific computing. The Cluster comprises of approximately 330 compute nodes, 7.600 cores and has a theoretical peak performance of 270 TFlop/s. The various compute nodes configurations (CPU, RAM and local I/O, GPU) allow a wide variety of computing requirements to be met. The HPC-Cluster can be used for serial and parallel applications. It also includes various data storage systems with several 100TB total capacity as a service offered by the university IT services.

Contact person: Dr. Stefan Harfst 
Email: stefan.9a42mharfstxqza(at)fqsuni-ol2bgdenb3omlurgtu.debc2 (stefan.harfstpt@uol.deqb8)
More information is available here.

Biometrical consulting service

Researchers can benefit from biometrical consulting services offered by the Institut für Biometrische und Klinische Forschung (IBKF) of the University of Münster. Professors, private lecturers (PD) or junior research group leaders of the School of Medicine are eligible and can use the form available on following website to sign up for the service:

Animal research

Please contact our animal welfare officers with any questions regarding animal research. Kerstin Bonhagen
Email: kerstin.bonhawv1h7gen (kerfwarstin.bonhatxlngen@uol.delzmeb)(at) ( Cordula Karthaus
E-Mail: cordula.kartmhyahaus@uol0ib0o.drxzv3eb60ll

You can also find information on the following website:

More general information regarding animal experimental research can be found on the website of the initiative "Tierversuche verstehen".

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