TRR 166 – ReceptorLight
High-end light microscopy elucidates membrane receptor function

The CRC/TR ReceptorLight between Jena and Würzburg bundles the expertise of working groups in the field of high-end microscopy with that in the fields of physiology and biophysics of membrane receptors.

The DFG funded collaboration aims to generate new insight into the function and distribution of diverse membrane receptors, and in parallel, to induce the development of new high-end light-microscopy methods. 21 projects will use e.g. super-resolution microscopy, 3-dimensional two photon calcium imaging, single-molecule strategies, tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, confocal patch-clamp fluorometry, Förster resonance energy transfer analyses and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy as well as combinations thereof. These methods and complex mathematical algorithms for the analysis of the data will be used by the participants of ReceptorLight in close collaboration.

Participating institutions: Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena University Hospital, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology Jena; Julius Maximilian University Würzburg and University Hospital Würzburg.


Receptor Light

University Hospital Jena
Institute of Physiology II
Dr. Andrea Schweinitz
Kollegiengasse 9
07743 Jena

Phone: +49 3641 938326