Vice Dean of Research
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.
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.
Fluorescence microscopy service unit
The Fluorescence Microscopy Service Unit provides a Zeiss Axio Scan Z1 slide scanner, a Leica TCS SP5 II microscope, a Leica TCS SP8 microscope and Leica DMi8 microscopes for calcium imaging. The Leica TCS SP5 II microscope is enhanced with a Leica TCS STED CW module, which enables gated-stimulated-emission-depletion (gSTED) microscopy. This technique combines fluorophore excitation and depletion to bypass the diffraction limit. Structures of the size of a few dozen nanometers can thus be resolved with gSTED.
Electron and Light Microscopy Service Unit
The Electron Microscopy Service Unit operates two transmission electron microscopes (Zeiss EM902A, Jeol2100F) and one scanning electron microscope (Hitachi S3200N).
Furthermore, a coating device (C, Au, Pt), a critical point drying device and two ultramicrotomes are available for sample preparation.
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.
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.
The proteomics platform is available for use within collaborations.
Contact person: Dr. Anna-Maria Hartmann
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.
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: