The Microscopy Imaging Centre (MIC)

The Microscopy Imaging Centre (MIC) of the University of Bern is an inter-faculty network for microscopy, involving several institutions within the medical, research and natural sciences faculties. MIC is the core for high-end microscopy in life sciences for the entire University of Bern. It provides and organizes the access to high-end microscopes and coordinates new investments in microscopy.


  • Zeiss (
  • Leica (
  • Nikon (
  • Sartorius (

Image Analysis & Software

Fluorochrome Spectrum Viewer

  • Fluorescence Spectra Viewer
    ( by ThermoFisher Scientific

Microscopy & Education

  • Microscopy Primer Website ( for general and advanced microscopy teaching.
  • MicroscopyU ( for basic and advanced microscopy from Nikon
  • ZeissCampus ( basic and advanced microscopy from Zeiss
  • iBioseminars ( for microscopy videos on fluorescence, confocal microscopy, and breakthroughs on intracellular fluorescent imaging.
  • Current Protocols ( for valuable methods in imaging and microscopy.

Microscopy Organisations