Microscopy: News - archive

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Successful defence of the doctor's thesis

Congratulation to:

Christoph Pratsch

He finished his doctor's thesis entitled
"New methods for high resolution 3D imaging with X-rays"
at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin
with the highest praise summa cum laude

Teaching at the HU Berlin / Physics

"Angewandte Photonik"
given by Prof. Dr. G. Schneider
every Monday, 13 - 14,
Monday 14 - 15 (tutorial),
and (please note the change!)
Thursday, 11 - 13
building 13.10, room 0428


The X-ray microscope is back in operation

at the new X-ray microscopy beamline U41-PGM1 at the low beta section L06.

More information can be found here.

Call for proposals open

We are welcoming proposals for our X-ray microscopy beamline for the allocation period 2018-1. Deadline for submission: September 1st 2017.

Teaching at the HU Berlin

"Fourieroptik und Röntgenmikroskopie"
held by Prof. Dr. G. Schneider.
Monday, 15 - 17
Thursday, 13 - 14 (lecture)
and 14 -15 (tutorial)
The first lecture will be given on
Thursday, April 20th, 2017.

Poster prize for Burcu Kepsutlu

Honoured with poster prize

Our PhD student Burcu Kepsutlu was honoured with the poster prize for young scientists at the 13th International Conference on X-ray Microscopy (XRM2016) held in Oxford, UK.
In the forefront to this decision she was chosen among other young scientists to present her poster entitled "Interaction of Biological Relevant Nanoparticles with Cells Studied by X-ray Tomography"  in a flash talk.
Congratulation to this success!

Publication in Cell

On December 17th, 2015, a publication about multimodal imaging which reveals mechanism of vesicle formation at the inner nuclear membrane was published in the journal CELL. One of the imaging methods applied was X-ray microscopy performed at the HZB with the TXM at the U41-FSGM beamline.

Teaching at HU Berlin

Starting on Monday, October 12th, 2015:

lecture on:  Fourieroptik und Röntgenmikroskopie by Prof. Dr. G. Schneider

every Monday, 15 - 17 and Thursday, 15 - 17

Inaugural lecture

New frontiers in nanoscale X-ray imaging
by Prof. Dr. Gerd Schneider
HU Berlin, Lise-Meitner-Haus, Christian-Gerthsen-Hörsaal
Tuesday, 17.11.2015, 15:15-17:00

NanoTP review collection have been released

26 review articles reflects the work of the NanoTP members done within their COST action "Designing novel materials for nanodevices: From Theory to Practice"

Teaching at HU Berlin

Starting on Monday, April 18th, 2016:

lecture on:  Fourieroptik und Röntgenmikroskopie by Prof. Dr. G. Schneider

every Monday, 15 - 17 and Thursday, 13 - 15

Teaching SS 2014

Humboldt-Universität Berlin, SS 2014, lecture on:

Fourier- und Röntgenoptik

by PhD Dr. G. Schneider

Tuesday, 11 - 13 (biweekly)

Next lecture on May 27th, 2014

Lecture at HU Berlin, IRIS Adlershof

Seeing the nanoscale through X-ray eyes

by PD Dr. Gerd Schneider

Thursday, May 15th, 2014, 15:15

Teaching WS 2013/2014 -archive

Humboldt-Universität Berlin, WS 2013/2014, lecture on:

Angewandte Photonik

by PhD Dr. G. Schneider

Tuesday, 11 - 13 and

Thursday 17 - 18

Guest lecture
on Thursday, Nov 21st, 2013, 3 pm; room NEW 14 1'13:

David Attwood, UC Berkeley, USA:

Coherence and FEL

Teaching SS 2013

Humboldt-Universität Berlin, SS 2013, lecture on:

Fourier- und Röntgenoptik

by PhD Dr. G. Schneider

Thursday, 13 - 15

First lecture on April 18th, 2013

New publication

K. Henzler, P. Guttmann, Y. Lu, F. Polzer, G. Schneider, M. Ballauff:
Electronic Structure of Individual Hybrid Colloid Particles Studied by Near-Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (NEXAFS) Spectroscopy in the X-ray Microscope,
Nano Letters 13 (2013), 824-828

Werner Meyer-Ilse Memorial Award

Dr. Stephan Werner received on August 09th, 2012 the Werner Meyer-Ilse Memorial Award during the XRM 2012 conference in Shanghai, China, for his work related to the on-chip stacking of zone plates and his PhD work conducted at HZB. More...

NanoTP Annual Scientific Meeting

  • The 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the COST Project MP0901 "NanoTP" will be held this year at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus, Berlin, Germany, from 9th – 11th December 2012.

3rd NanoTP Annual Scientific Meeting

will be hold as a satellite meeting to the 4th Joint BER II and BESSY II Users' Meeting from December 9th - 12th, 2012.

Teaching SS 2012

Humboldt-Universität Berlin: SS 2012
Grundlagen der hochauflösenden Röntgenmikroskopie
Every Monday 11:00 - 12:00

Seminar 02.05.2012

Talk by M. Cholewa:
High resolution X-ray microprobe and its applications
02.05.2012, 15:00
Aquarium (WCRC)

BioStruct-X WP8 kick off meeting

The X-ray imaging WP8 kick off meeting (agenda) within the BioStruct-X project will be held at the HZB, WCR campus (BESSY II building) at April 25th, 2012.

Call for proposals 2nd semester 2012

The call  for the next proposal round with beam time being allocated in the second half of 2012  (August 2012 to January 2013) is open.



Humboldt Universität Berlin: WS 2011/12
Grundlagen der hochauflösenden Röntgenmikroskopie
Thursday 15:00 - 16:00

HU Kolloquium

"Nanoscale 3-D X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy"
by Gerd Schneider
14.02.2012, 15:15, HU Berlin 

Call for proposals 1st semester 2012

The call  for the next proposal round with beam time being allocated in the first half of 2012  (February to July) is open.


Cryo Soft X-ray Tomography Meeting: Effect of depth of focus

June 6th, 2011, 12:30 - 17:15, room 3221



Humboldt Universität Berlin: SS 2011
Grundlagen der hochauflösenden Röntgenmikroskopie
Thursday 15:00 - 16:00

New publication

Our publication "Three-dimensional cellular ultrastructure resolved by X-ray microscopy" by G. Schneider, P. Guttmann, S. Heim, S. Rehbein, F. Mueller, K. Nagashima, J.B. Heymann, W.G. Müller and J.G. McNally appeared in the December issue of Nature Methods 7, 985-987 (2010) and is online available.

Talk by C. Hagen

On February 23rd, 2011 at 16:00 Dr. C. Hagen from the MPI Biochemistry, Munich, will give a talk "Nuclear Egress of Herpesviridae Studied by Electron and Soft X-ray Microscopy/Tomography in cryo" within the HZB Structural Biology Series.

Change of affiliation

From October 15th, 2010 on: The microscopy group is part of the Institute Soft Matters and functional Materials. 


The new electron beam lithographie system EBPG5000plusES from Vistec meets the specified demands!

X-ray optics

First zone plates for high resolution written with the new electron beam lithography system EBPG5000plusES from Vistec are successfully tested and already in user-operation in our x-ray microscope.


27.10.2010: Stephan Werner has defended his dissertation with the title "Theoretische Untersuchungen und experimentelle Methoden zur Realisierung von Volumenzonenplatten für die Röntgenmikroskopie" at the "Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin" with magna cum laude.

Scientific kick-off meeting of NanoTP

NanoTP is a new COST action (MP0901) designed to bring together theorists and experimentalists in the field of nanotechnology.

The scientific first meeting took place at the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen campus on March 18th-19th, 2010. 

The preliminary schedule can be found here.

Job opportunities

Are you interested to join our crew as a PhD student or postdoc?

We work on a leading position in x-ray microscopy. Our mission is the development and application of advanced x-ray microscopy, x-ray tomography and x-ray optics for the 10-nm scale characterization of the nanostructure, chemical nature, and composition of materials with high energy resolution.

Please ask for the possibility to cooperate with us without any commitment. Our potential is your competence.

 For further informations please contact  Peter Guttmann.