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Petra Haas , Dr.

Petra Haas

Dr. Petra Haas studied Biology at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Massachusetts. In 2003, she moved to the Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen to study collective migration in the Zebrafish lateral line. She finished her PhD in 2007 at EMBL in Heidelberg and continued working on fish development, now using Medaka as a model organism. After one year as Technical Support Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific, she joined Leica Microsystems in 2012 as Product Manager for Confocal Software and the Digital LightSheet (DLS).

3D glomeruli in a portion of an ECi-cleared kidney scanned by light sheet microscopy. Courtesy of Prof. Norbert Gretz, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg [1].

Using Mounting Frames for Light Sheet Sample Preparation

Sample handling is an important topic in the context of Light Sheet Microscopy. The TCS SP8 DLS integrates Light Sheet technology into an inverted confocal platform and can hence make use of general…
Drosophila embryo observed from different sides. Images were acquired in the framework of the 2018 EMBO Lightsheet Course at MPI CBG in Dresden with expert support of Bruno Cossermelli Vellutini (MPI CBG), Pavel Tomancak (MPI CBG), and Emmanuel Reynaud (UCD).

Using a Rotation Device for Light Sheet Sample Mounting

The TCS SP8 DLS from Leica Microsystems is an innovative concept to integrate the Light Sheet Microscopy technology into the confocal microscope. Due to its unique optical architecture samples can be…
Light sheet microscopy tilescan of zebrafish.

Using U-Shaped Glass Capillaries for Sample Mounting

The DLS microscope system from Leica Microsystems is an innovative concept which integrates the Light Sheet Microscopy technology into the confocal platform. Due to its unique optical architecture,…
Schematic graph of the light path in a Spalt-Ultramikroskop.

Confocal and Light Sheet Imaging

Optical imaging instrumentation can magnify tiny objects, zoom in on distant stars and reveal details that are invisible to the naked eye. But it notoriously suffers from an annoying problem: the…
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