Image: courtesy of Jan Michels, Zoological Institute, Kiel University
ZEISS Forum Oberkochen

News and Views on Technologies for Imaging in Plant Sciences

ZEISS technology and application workshop

ZEISS Forum, Carl-Zeiss-Straße 22, 73447 Oberkochen

Learn more about ZEISS systems & software dedicated to plant research

Microscopic imaging of plant specimen often requires special conditions, e.g. plants sense gravity and react accordingly. Therefore it is highly desired to image roots or seedlings in their natural situation for artefact free results. Furthermore in fluorescence imaging the strong autofluorescence often overlaps with specific dyes and blures the signal dramatically.
In this workshop we introduce and discuss a selection of technologies and products which can be very beneficial in modern life sciences focusing on plant research.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on October, 16th at our demo facilities in Oberkochen. Please register soon because seats are limited for this event.

Key Learnings

  • Learn the benefits of X-ray microscopy for 3D imaging
  • See how different technologies to create Optical Sections can clear up your samples in fluorescence imaging
  • Discover how EM block-face imaging can generate 3D volumes for 3D visualisation & analysis
  • Experience the use of modern imaging software for 3D imaging & analysis
  • Get an overview of technologies, special customer solutions & imaging products well suited for plant research
October 16, 2023 ZEISS Forum, Carl-Zeiss-Straße 22, 73447 Oberkochen

11.30 AM

Registration & Lunch

12.30 PM

Dr. Frank Vogler, ZEISS

12.45 PM

X-ray microscopy in plant biology - Multiscale 3D imaging above and below the soil line
Keith Duncan,  Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society FRMS, X-ray Imaging Facility, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis, USAS

1.30 PM

Development of a long-term imaging platform for physiological root imaging under near native conditions
Dr. Tonni Grube Andersen, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

2.15 PM

Coffee Break

2.30 PM

Live-cell imaging of meiosis in plants
Prof. Dr. Arp Schnittger, Universität Hamburg, Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften, Fachbereich Biologie, Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften und Mikrobiologie, Germany

3.15 PM

Advanced imaging of plants by light-sheet fluorescence microscopy
Prof. RNDr. Jozef Šamaj, DrSc., Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic

4 PM

Coffee Break

4.15 PM

3D Cryo FIB-SEM, EDX and ToF-SIMS analysis of salt-stress induced microstructure changes in Vicia faba
Dr. Claus J. Burkhardt, NMI Center for Nanoanalysis, Reutlingen

5 PM

Imaging systems and applications in modern microscopy
Dr. Hubert Bauch, ZEISS

5.30 PM

End day 1

7  PM

Joint Dinner

October 17, 2023 ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Europe, Rudolf-Eber-Straße 2, 73447 Oberkochen

8.15 AM


8.30 AM

System Demonstration 1

9.30 AM

System Demonstration 2

10.30 AM

Coffee Break

11 AM

System Demonstration 3

12 AM

System Demonstration 4

1 PM


2 PM

System Demonstration 5

3 PM

System Demonstration 6

4 PM

Coffee Break

4.15 PM

System Demonstration 7

5.15 PM

End day 2

System Demonstrations ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Europe, Rudolf-Eber-Straße 2, 73447 Oberkochen

Station 1

X-ray Microscopy in Life Science Applications

Station 2

3D Technologies in Electron Microscopy

Station 3

3D Fluorescence Imaging using confocal Laser-Scanning Microscopy and Structured Illumination

Station 4

Gentle 3D Fluorescence Imaging based on Lightsheet Microscopy

Station 5

The Power of Lattice Lightsheet Imaging: Gentle and Fast with Subcellular Resolution

Station 6

Superresolution Fluorescence Microscopy using Structured Illumination

Station 7

Turning Images into Data: Powerful Visualisation and Analysis for Large Image Data

Hotel Recommendation

Booking and payment is made by the participant.

Booking code at reservation: “Plant Science Workshop”

Das Goldene Lamm
Kocherstraße 8
73432 Aalen
T: +49 7361 98680
Rate: 78,00 - 119,- Eur per night/incl. breakfast
Rooms are available until Oct 1, 2023, after that on request.



Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH Carl-Zeiss-Straße 22 73447 Oberkochen Germany