One of the most outstanding projects supported by the Hans and Ilse Breuer Foundation with a grant amounting to Euro 280,000, was the acquisition of a powerful confocal laser microscope for the renowned Adolf Butenandt Institute in München.
With the help of ultra modern and highly sensitive microscopes, employees at the Research Institute can now achieve far-reaching advances in basic research of Alzheimer’s disease.
"With the help of modern microscopic techniques, we can now study the path of individual molecules through cells. The confocal microscope enables a variety of investigative methods where for example cells can be dissected in different optical planes. With the help of this technique, we have recently succeeded for example to find where within the cell the Alzheimer claws are jointed and where they can snap" - Professor Doctor of Science Christian Haass