Facilities & Resources

Joint Microbiome Facility

The Joint Microbiome Facility (JMF) is a joint venture of the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna with the mission to provide advanced facilities and specialized expertise to researchers working in clinical, environmental, and other basic research fields to characterize and understand complex microbial communities.


probeBase is a curated database of rRNA-targeted oligonucleotide probes and primers. This is a completely new implementation of probeBase including a new database architecture and environment to accommodate computationally efficient access and improved search and sequence match functions.


Analytical nanometer-scale secondary ion mass spectrometry (NanoSIMS) imaging is perfectly suited to measure and visualize the distribution of virtually any elements and their stable isotopes of interest in biological material. The CAMECA NanoSIMS 50L, which is available since 2010 at the Large-Instrument Facility for Advanced Isotope Research, offers a spatial resolution for elemental/isotope mapping down to 35 nm and thus even allows highly sensitive analyses at the sub-cellular level. Current applications of our NanoSIMS focus on microbial ecology and cancer research.


daime is a scientific image analysis and visualization program for 2D and 3D fluorescence microscopy in microbiology and microbial ecology.