Instruments and Services

Bitplane Imaris Software

The Imaris package (version 9.2) includes Imaris MesurementPro, ImarisColoc, ImarisVantage, ImarisTrackingLineage and Imaris XT for advanced 3/4D image analysis. The package provides featuring state of the art volume rendering, object detection, colocalization and advanced tracking tools to generate quantitative information from image data.

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Leica Confocal TCS SP8 with Lightning

A confocal laser point scanning microscope system built on an inverted DMi8 stand including an XYZ motorized stage with SmartMove for easy navigation and multiposition imaging. The system is equipped with long lasting diode lasers (405, 488, 561 and 638 nm) and 4 channel detection, including 2 standard PMT and 2 HyD detectors as well as a transmitted PMT detector for brightfield imaging.

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Nikon Eclipse E800

An upright fluorescence/bright-field equipped with "Micro Color", liquid crystal tunable RGB filter for true-color imaging. The system is equipped with a Retiga1300 CCD camera (Q-Imaging) and uses QCapture as basic acquisition software. Good for histology-stained specimens.

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Zeiss Axiovert 200M

An inverted fluorescence microscope with motorized Z-axis acquisition and a filter wheel with DAPI, GFP, Texas Red and bright field. The system is equipped with sensitive Retiga-SRV (Q-Imaging) CCD camera for high resolution/low-light detection. Good for fixed cell specimens and chromosome/karyo-type imaging.

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Zeiss LSM510 META (Inverted)

A laser scanning system built on an Axiovert 200M microscope stand equipped with a high-precision motorized XY stage, with "Mark & Find" functions. The system has four Zeiss objective lenses, three single channel PMT detectors and META, a polychromatic 32-channel detector for spectral imaging/emission fingerprinting. The system is equipped with 4 lasers from visible to far red excitation range.

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Zeiss LSM800 with Airyscan

The Zeiss LSM800 point scanning confocal microscope tailors to a broad range of applications in the research environment and is equipped with an Airyscan module that delivers 1.7 times higher resolution than conventional confocal microscopes.

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Zeiss LSM880 with Airyscan FAST

Zeiss LSM880 with Airyscan FAST, a high-end confocal laser scanning system with a patented Airyscan high-resolution detector, which gives 1.7 fold improvement of optical resolution in X-Y and Z directions (obtained by Maureen Barr’s lab in July 2018).

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Zeiss Observer Z1

An advanced inverted fluorescence microscope with motorized stage and two AxioCam cameras. A long lasting 200 watt metal arc lamp illumination source known for its extended transmission in UV and IR. There are four fluorescence filter sets for multi-fluorescence imaging. Selection of objective lenses suitable for live cell imaging through a culture dish.

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Zeiss P.A.L.M., the Microbeam

An inverted fluorescent microscope Axiovert 200M equipped with laser micro-dissecting module for contact-free and contamination-free specimen capture from archival material to living cells. The system has four objective lenses and two illumination sources for bright-field and epifluorescence for specimen viewing.

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