Potsdam Imaging and Spectral Analysis (PISA) Facility
The PISA facility combines the state-of-the-art imaging and spectral technologies for all kinds of research applications. It consists of a range of electron microscopes with various detectors including EBSD and EDS.
We are the funkiest lab in the entire GFZ. “Why?” - could one ask. The answer is easy: thanks to our lab we do not have to look for rocks and minerals, scour through continents and dig in dirt – instead we can grow our crystals– nice and clean. This is all possible with our equipment.
The microbiology & molecular biology laboratory is currently equipped with all facilities to carry out DNA extractions, polymerase chain reactions (PCR) and gel electrophoresis. Current research includes the biodiversity and functions of cryophilic microbiomes with the focus on snow and ice algal communities.