Nobel Prize Laureate
Eric Betzig

Next Generation Superresolution Microscopy with ZEISS Elyra 7

ZEISS Symposium & Workshop

ZEISS Forum - Oberkochen

February 27 - 28, 2019

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see the latest advances in superresolution microscopy live - with the recently launched ZEISS Elyra 7 featuring Lattice Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM).

We are proud to welcome the 2014 Nobel Prize Laureate, Professor Eric Betzig, for a keynote lecture. Eric Betzig, who continues to pioneer research at the forefront of microscopy, will introduce new technologies and their application in multidimensional biological fluorescence imaging including superresolution microscopy.

Convince yourself at a second day of comprehensive workshop sessions to learn how your work can benefit from a flexible platform for fast and gentle superresolution imaging

  • Observe fast biological processes with an unprecedented speed of up to 255 frames / sec at superresolution using Lattice  
  • Reduce the light dosage on your precious specimen and still capture all the details – in multiple colors simultaneously
  • Resolve molecular structures in 3D with Single Molecule Localization Microscopy at up to 20 nm lateral resolution and unmatched 3D capture range of 1.4µm in one go
  • Use dual camera detection to simultaneously acquire two colors with high precision
  • Learn about the new Apotome mode for superfast optical sectioning with ZEISS Elyra 7

Don’t miss out – be one of the first to experience the next generation microscopy with ZEISS Elyra 7. 

ZEISS symposium and workshop are free of charge. Register here until February 1, 2019.


February 27th, 2019

11.30 am

Bus shuttle from station Aalen to ZEISS Forum



Reception & Lunch


1.00 pm


Dr. Markus Weber
President & CEO
ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions

1.30 pm

Keynote Lecture:
Visualizing Intracellular Organelle and Cytoskeletal Interactions at Nanoscale Resolution on Millisecond Time Scales

Prof. Dr. Eric Betzig, Nobel Prize Laureate 2014 
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley;
Eugene D. Commins Presidential Chair in Experimental Physics, University of California at Berkeley;
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Senior Fellow, Janelia Research Campus

2.30 pm

Superresolution Microscopy with Molecular Resolution

Prof. Dr. Markus Sauer
Department of Biotechnology and Biophysics Biocenter
University of Wuerzburg, Germany

3.20 pm

Revealing the Fastest Processes in Superresolution

Dr. Rebecca Elsässer
Business Sector Life Sciences
ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions

4.05 pm

Coffee Break

optional: Bus shuttle to hotel


4.45 pm

Factory Tours

  • Customer Center ZEISS Vison Care



Bus shuttle to Explorhino Science Center


7.00 pm

Evening Event
Explorhino Science Center Aalen


Bus shuttle to suggested hotels

February 28th, 2019


Bus shuttle from suggested hotels to ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Europe

8.15 am


8.30 am


System Demonstrations Life Cell Imaging in 1 h sessions:

  • Elyra 7 - Versatile Fast and Gentle 3D Superresolution
  • Elyra 7 - Application and Technology of the New Lattice Light Illumination
  • LSM 880 with Airyscan - Fast and Gentle Confocal Imaging 
  • Celldiscoverer 7 - Automated Live Cell Imaging
  • Lightsheet Z.1 - Multiview Imaging of Large Specimens with Light Sheet Fluorescence

Coffee Breaks & Lunch included

2.45 am


3.00 pm

Bus shuttle from CCE to station Oberkochen (3.10 pm); station Aalen (3.30 pm)

Please ask for individual system demonstrations.

For further questions please contact workshops .microscopy .de @zeiss .com.

Download Invitation

Registrations closed.

Due to the overwhelming interest in the event, our system demonstrations on February 28th are unfortunately already fully booked.  Therefore a further workshop is planned. If you are interested, we will inform you as soon as the date for a second workshop is fixed and reserve a place for you.

Cells, widefield image (left) and Lattice SIM image (right)

Lattice SIM

Fast and gentle live cell imaging

Lattice SIM overcomes limitations of classic SIM by using an innovative spot illumination pattern instead of grid lines. The result is a breakthrough in light efficiency, enabling fast and gentle superresolution imaging of living specimen.

Microtubules - PALM (63x Oil)

Single Molecule Localization Microscopy

Faster, more flexibility, without compromising on resolution

With the efficient dual camera detection and high power laser lines across the visible spectrum, you're free to choose your dyes and markers for experiments.

Hippocampus with SIM
Hippocampus with SIM
COS-7 cells. Maximum intesity projection of 66 sections. Microtubules stained with Alexa 488 (green) and Actin stained with Alexa 568 (red). The Apotome mode allowed simultaneous dual ­color acquisition.
COS-7 cells. Maximum intesity projection of 66 sections.
SMLM: Alpha tubulin was labelled with Alexa 555 and beta ­tubulin with Alexa 488. The two channels were acquired ­simultaneously. The epitopes are either occupied by a green fluorophore or by a red one – shown by the mutual exclusion between the green and the red dye molecules.
SMLM: Alpha tubulin was labelled with Alexa 555 and beta ­tubulin with Alexa 488.

Venue February 27th

Carl-Zeiss-Straße 22
73447 Oberkochen

Venue February 28th

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

Suggested Hotels

Please book before Feb 1 to guarantee availability and special ZEISS rate.
Quote the booking code “ZEISS Workshop” to get the ZEISS rate.

Only these hotels are served by the bus shuttle to all venues of the Symposium & Workshop.

IBIS Styles Aalen
Bahnhofstraße 2
73430 Aalen
Rate between 89 €

To book:
Tel. +49 7361 980 86 0
H8 076 @accor .com

Design & Lifestyle Hotel Estilo
Gartenstraße 30
73430 Aalen
Single Room 80 €

To book:
Tel. +49 7361780 78 0
est ilo @shotels .de

H+ Hotel Limes Thermen Aalen

Osterbucher Platz 1
73431 Aalen
Rate between 79 € 

To book:
Tel. +49 07361 9440
aa len @h -hotels .com

Goldenes Lamm
Kocherstraße 8
73432 Aalen-Unterkochen
Single Room 98 €

To book:
Tel. +49 7361 9868 0
in fo @das -goldene -lamm .de

Aalener Ratshotel
Friedrichstraße 7
73430 Aalen
Single Room: 69 €

To book:
Tel. +49 7361780 78 0
in fo @shotels .de


Römerhotel Best Western Aalen
Bodenbachstraße 8/1
73433 Aalen
Single Room: 85 €

To book:
Tel. +49 7361 919760
in fo @roemerhotel .bestwestern .de