Our microscopy core provides system operational training that targets different levels of users. Examples of these systems include superresolution microscopes, fluorescence microscopes and laser dissection microscopes.
The SP8 confocal microscope is an inverted laser microscope for three-dimensional imaging of subcellular structures. Users can obtain ~130nm resolution images by using the built-in deconvolution software. Short-period live-cell imaging is also available with the setup of an incubation chamber.
The LSM 710 confocal microscope is an inverted laser microscope for three-dimensional imaging of subcellular structures. Users can obtain ~200nm resolution images and perform fast scan live-cell imaging (up to 120 frames/sec) or FRET with the setup of an incubation chamber.
Celldiscoverer 7 (CD7) is an automated inverted microscope with an integrated darkroom for the observation of live and fixed samples. Users can perform high-content phase-contrast and fluorescence imaging (done via LED excitation) on CD7.
The Andor spinning disk module with the Zeiss inverted microscope enables fast confocal imaging (~30 frames per second) for live cell imaging. The system can also perform FRET and photoactivation/ -conversion studies.
The multi-mode AFM system is a surface and dimensional microscope for understanding the characteristics of materials and molecules at nanoscale, by allowing the visualization of the surface topography or structure of a sample.
The Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) Super Resolution Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope enables the investigation of diffraction-limited cellular structures. Its multiphoton function allows deep penetration into very thick specimens.
Unbiased stereology is recognized in biological research as the best method for quantitative histology. It is used to accurately quantify e.g. the number of cells, the length of fibers, and the area and volume of different biological structures or regions.
The CODEX System is made up of a bench-top fluidics platform and a widefield microscope to automate high parameter image acquisitions - users can image 40+ protein markers in tissue samples at single cell resolution with its 20X objective.