About Us

Where We Are

Department of Immunodynamics

Institute for Experimental Immunology and Imaging

Medical Research Centre
University Hospital Essen
Hufelandstraße 55
D-45147 Essen, Germany

Tel. +49 201 723 6013

Imaging at the Institute

IMCES (Imaging Center Essen)

The IMCES is the core facility for microscopy of the Institute for Experimental Immunology and Imaging at the Faculty of Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Essen and Universität Duisburg-Essen. The facility brings together state-of-the-art equipment and expertise in light and electron microscopy, in vivo and intravital imaging, and image analysis. The IMCES laboratories and microscopy rooms have permission for working at the S1 and S2 biological safety level.

Techniques / Education

We are employing state of the art technologies to investigate immunological mechanisms. We have a long-standing commitment to excellence in the training of Bachelor, Master and PhD students. PhD student are enrolled into the DFG-funded graduate school BIOME.

  • Cutting edge microscopy 
  • JAVA-based FIJI scripts 
  • Flow cytometry and cell sorting
  • Proteomics and MALDI Imaging
  • Automated image registration

Current Members


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Professor Daniel R. Engel, PhD
Chairman Department of Immunodynamics

Tel. +49 201 723 6055


Elke Mostler
Project Administration

Tel. +49 201 723 6013

PhD Students

Philippa Spangenberg, M.Sc.
PhD Student

Tel. +49 201 723 6073



Research Assistants

Stephanie Thiebes, Bio-Technician
Lab Technician

Tel. +49 201 723 83568

Jenny Dick (geb. Bottek), M.Sc.
Lab Technician

Tel. +49 201 723 6073

Camille Soun, M.Sc.
Research Assistant - Bioinformatics

Tel. +49 201 723 6073