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“I am impressed time and again by the many applications of microscopy”

Anita Sonnenfroh is heading the ZEISS sales and service company in Iberia, which brings together the Microscopy, Industrial Metrology and Medical Technology business groups.

Her many experiences over the years and numerous extraordinary moments have caused her fascination for microscopy to grow. Read the interview here:

Microplastics in the marine environment

ZEISS helps to highlight an invisible problem of global scale

Plastic litter in the oceans is a global problem. Microplastics, largely invisible to the naked eye, are the most common type of plastic in the ocean and thus also on beaches. The small size of microplastics, however, means this plastic can affect the very base of the marine food chain in a similar fashion when planktonic organisms become entangled or eat the plastic with devastating consequences. Once microplastics have entered the base of the food chain, they can then be passed upwards and toxins are spread throughout the chain.


Fighting Fungi

Eliminating fungal infections with the help of ZEISS microscopes

Fungal infections are highly dangerous – and sometimes even life-threatening. For the last four
years, scientists from Jena and Würzburg have been investigating the mechanisms of fungi at the Transregional Collaborative Research Center, FungiNet, which is sponsored by the German Research Association (DFG). The facility also uses ZEISS microscopes. Dr. Axel Brakhage provides some insights into his work.


Life begins with ZEISS

ZEISS microscopes support assisted reproductive technologies

In an average class of 30 children, there is one child who was not conceived naturally. Today, there are several assisted reproductive technologies that can help couples unable to conceive naturally to have the baby they so desire. In addition to conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF), which involves spontaneous fertilization in a glass petri dish, there is also intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), which involves injecting a single sperm into the prepared egg cell under a microscope using a micromanipulator.


How ZEISS microscopes support chip manufacturers

Looking inside structures of failed devices and finding out why they failed

ZEISS light, electron and ion microscopes are used throughout the manufacturing process for 2D and 3D surface imaging, to measure volumes just as well as linear dimensions or cross sections. Another common use for 3D imaging is failure analysis. Chip manufacturers use ZEISS technology to look inside structures of failed devices for clues to why they failed, helping to create more stable and reliable products for the future.


Deciphering the story of the solar system

Research reveals meteorites found in Sudan in 2008 are remnants of lost planet

Using ZEISS FIB-SEM technology, Swiss, French, and German scientists observed fragments of a meteorite that crashed into Earth more than a decade ago. They discovered it contained tiny gems that formed deep inside a lost planet from the early days of the solar system at least 4.55 billion years ago.