The Max Planck Society is the Germany’s most successful research organization. In August 2016, the Q-PHASE, multimodal holographic microscope was installed in the Light Microscopy Facility (LMF) in the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden.
The mission of the LMF, led by Jan Peychl, is to provide access to state-of-the-art light microscopy techniques and instruments along with vision toward future trends. The Q-PHASE microscope will be used to detect physical changes of cells with unmatched clarity and without any labelling. A unique patented concept of QPI, allows to clearly detect cellular boundaries and mass changes inside the cells.