Vice Dean for Research

Prof. Dr. Andrea Hildebrandt

+49 (0)441 798-5523

Research Officer

Dr. Beena Punnamoottil

+49 (0)441 798-2142


Postal address

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg Faculty VI - Medicine and Health Sciences Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118 26129 Oldenburg

Visiting address

Building V03, 3rd floor, Wing A. Ammerländer Heerstraße 138 26129 Oldenburg

Third-party funding applications



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. Astrid Petersmann


Cell Sorting und Flow Cytometry (Core Facility)


Cell Sorting (Core Facility)

Microscopy (Core Facility)

Fluorescence microscopy service unit

The Fluorescence Microscopy Core Facility provides several high-resolution confocal laser scanning microscopes. All systems contain several lasers with different excitation wavelengths so that stained tissue or cell cultures can be imaged microscopically. With the help of a deconvolution workstation (Huygens), the depth of field of the microscopic images or image stacks can be further improved and displayed in higher resolution.

Available are a Zeiss Axio Scan Z1 slide scanner (high throughput screening), a Leica TCS SP5 II microscope (confocal microscope with additional superresolution STED module), a Leica TCS SP8 microscope (confocal microscope) and an Olympus FV3000 (confocal microscope ) with an incubator for LiveCellImaging and an additional upgrade of Picoquant for measuring local fluorescence lifetimes and detecting protein-protein interactions.

Contact person:

Dr. Petra Bolte

Dr. Levent Gütay

More information can be found here

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.

Contact person:

Prof. Sascha Schäfer

More information can be found here

Molecular biology and immunohistochemistry

Contact person:

Prof. Dr. Hans Gerd Nothwang

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

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


Proteomics platform

The proteomics platform is available for use within collaborations. 

Contact person:

Prof. Dr. Ralf Rabus

Further information can be found here

Radiation safety and isotope laboratory (Core Facility)

Contact person: Dr. Anna-Maria Hartmann

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

Further information can be found here

Biometric advice

Biometrical consulting service

Scientists can contact the Institute for Biometrics and Clinical Research (IBKF) at the University of Münster for biometric advice. Professors and private lecturers or junior research group leaders of the faculty are eligible to apply. Please use the application form available here:

Animal research

Dr. med. vet. Cordula Karthaus
Animal Welfare Officer Faculty VI

+ 49 (0) 441 798 3583

Bettina Vettermann
Veterinarian University of Oldenburg, Animal Welfare Officer Faculty V

+49 (0) 441 798 3340

You can also find more information here:

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

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