Central Facility for Microscopy

Light microscopy and electron microscopy are excellent high resolution tools to investigate the adhesion and invasion mechanisms of pathogenic bacteria. High resolution electron microscopy permits to examine and unravel pathogenicity mechanisms on a morphological basis.ZEIM offers equipment and highly sophisticated expertise for the preparation and observation of biological samples.


Prof Dr Manfred Rohde

“The discovery of new insights has always inspired me”

Prof. Dr. Manfred Rohde

Manfred Rohde studied biology with the focus on microbiology at the Georg-August University Göttingen and finished is diploma in 1981 at the Institute for Microbiology in Göttingen. In 1983 he finished his dissertation at the Institute for Microbiology in Göttingen before starting a Post-Doc for 2 years in the same institute. Then he went abroad for a research stay as electron microscopist in the Department of Biochemistry at Adelaide University in Australia before coming back as a scientist to the Institute for Microbiology in Göttingen for 1 year.

In 1988 he joined the former GBF at the department for Microbiology as a scientist for electron microscopy. In 2008 he habilitated in Microbiology at the Technical University Braunschweig and was appointed as adjunct Professor in 2011. From 2011-2014 he was the deputy head of the Department for Medical Microbiology at the HZI and was appointed as head of the Central Facility for Microscopy (ZEIM) in 2013. Since 2011 he is head of the HZI ombudsgroup and was a member of the Supervisory Board of the HZI from 2014-2017.

His research focus is based on electron microscopically visualization of adhesion and invasion mechanisms of different pathogenic bacteria and the morphological description of newly isolated bacteria and bacteriophages.


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