The BioImaging Network Munich


The BioImaging Network Munich (BIN) is a collaboration of groups from
four imaging centers of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
at the High-Tech-Campus Großhadern/Martinsried. Research and teaching in the network cover the development and application of a wide range of bioimaging methods from the substructure of molecules to living animals. The network allows an efficient combination of available resources. By bundling available expertise it also allows to identify opportunities offered by new scientific developments, leading to a coordinate approach to acquire respective new equipment. Thus, a high level of knowledge and high-end equipment can be made available for science and teaching. 

Techniques used include X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron-microscopy and various incarnations of light microscopy.

The following centers and research groups are part of BIN. For more information on research projects, please go to the linked websites.


Molecular BioImaging at the Gene center

The gene center is part of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Prof. Roland Beckmann

Prof. Karl-Peter Hopfner


Center for Single Molecule Techniques

at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Prof. Christoph Bräuchle

Prof. Don C. Lamb


Center for Advanced Light Microscopy (CALM)

at the Department Biologie II  

Prof. Heinrich Leonhardt (Coordinator of BIN)


Center for Intravital Microscopy, Core Facility Bioimaging @BMC

Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiolog, Biomedical Center (BMC), Medical Faculty.

Prof. Ulrich Pohl

Prof. Markus Sperandio  



The Bioimaging Network is part of the LMUinnovativ process by which the university aims to adapt and sharpen its profile in research.