labs@location Partner, IMM Lisbon Portugal
labs@location Partner
Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM)
Lisbon Portugal

Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM)

University of Lisbon

Instituto de Medicina Molecular
1649-028 Lisboa
  • Confocal and widefield microscopy
  • Live cell imaging
  • Photobleaching (e.g. FRAP, FLIP) and photoactivation methods
  • Intensity based FRET methods 
  • Image processing and analysis

The Bioimaging Facility acts as a support structure to help and nurture research done with Light Microscopy inside the institute. Besides managing resources, the Facility provides iMM scientists and visitors with excellence in scientific know-how and expertise in using light microscopy methods for their research. We assist in planning microscopy-oriented projects, choosing materials and equipment, analyzing experimental results, processing acquired images and presenting data.  

Together with continuous training of new users, we organize regular courses and workshops to introduce users to the most recent microscopy techniques and foster interactions and collaborations between microscopy users at the iMM. We have a vast expertise in functional imaging techniques and also develop image processing software tools for quantitative microscopy applications.


  • Confocal (point-scanning, line-scanning, spinning disk)
    and widefield microscopy
  • Live cell imaging, Intra-vital imaging,
    Automated long-term time lapse imaging
  • Photobleaching (e.g. FRAP, FLIP) and photoactivation methods
    quantitative analysis
  • Intensity based FRET methods
    (Sensitized Emission, Acceptor Photobleaching)
  • Image processing and analysis,
    development of image processing software tools