We provide everything you need to conduct your imaging

The Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis is a technology platform specialized in high end light and electron microscopy, supporting the research community at the University of Zurich. Our mission is to give our scientists the tools and technical expertise they need to generate reliable and reproducible scientific data using state-of-the-art microscopy. Scientists from other academic organisations and industry are also welcome to use all resources.


We have over 40 years of experience in educating, training, and assisting researchers using the latest cutting edge imaging techniques.

Experimental Consultation

We provide technical and scientific support or consultation for projects involving microscopy and sample preparation. We will help you select the most appropriate instrument for your project. If necessary, sample preparation and imaging can also be requested as a service.  







Confocal microscopy

    Lightsheet microscopy

      Electron microscopy

        Training & Tutorials

        We offer professional scientific and technical training for beginners as well as experienced investigators.










        Widefield microscopy

          Multiphoton microscopy

            Sample Preparation

              Independent Use

              All instruments can be used independently by you (after the training is completed), You can reserve and use instruments 24 x 7. The ZMB staff is available to support you from 8:00 - 17:00 (Mo - Fr).


              Super Resolution Microscopy

                Cryo-electron microscopy

                  Image Analysis