Stereology (Human Biology Building)

Stereology is a method based on geometry and statistics to provide quantitative data i.e. on cell numbers stained by a marker. By applying stereology, stainings are sampled random and systematically to obtain unbiased data. Thereby, stereology has helped to detect many fundamental scientific errors arising from the misinterpretation of plane sections and is considered as gold standard in biology.


  • stereology setup on a brightfield microscope with the CAST software from Visiopharm
  • The microscope is a fully motorized upright frame from Olympus equipped with a sensitive camera
  • The setup is best suited for brightfield or fluorescence (no colocalization) stereological investigations with all common stereological procedures (i.e. optical disector or cavalieri)

For Further Information contact Prof Peter Dockery , Ext 2784