About the Authors

Wiebke Jahr

jahr@mpi-cbg.de (WJ); jhuisken@morgridge.org (JH)

Affiliation Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, 01307 Dresden, Germany

Benjamin Schmid

Affiliations Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, 01307 Dresden, Germany, Optical Imaging Centre Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91054 Erlangen, Germany

Michael Weber

Affiliations Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, 01307 Dresden, Germany, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, United States of America

Jan Huisken

jahr@mpi-cbg.de (WJ); jhuisken@morgridge.org (JH)

Affiliations Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, 01307 Dresden, Germany, Morgridge Institute for Research, Madison, Wisconsin 53715, United States of America

Competing Interests

eduSPIM’s hardware was sponsored by the companies Thorlabs, PI, Toptica, Zeiss and AHF. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JH WJ MW. Performed the experiments: WJ BS. Analyzed the data: WJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BS. Wrote the paper: WJ BS JH. Designed and built the initial eduSPIM setup: WJ MW. Wrote the control and visualisation software for the microscope: BS. Assembled, tested, improved and maintained the microscope in the museum during the exhibition: WJ BS.