The following major research equipment and associated services are available in various laboratories through our Imaging Core:

Light Microscopy

  • Zeiss 510-Meta NLO point scanning laser confocal microscope, including Coherent Chameleon two-photon laser system
  • AMG EVOSfl inverted fluorescence and phase contrast microscope
  • Epifluorescence microscopes (Olympus BX-50 and Nikon Microphot-SA) with Photometrics CoolSnap CCD cameras, Olympus BH-2 microscope with CCD camera and DIC optics, and Wild microscope with phase contrast optics
  • Reichert rotary microtome, and ancillary equipment for sectioning and staining cryostat and paraffin-embedded tissue sections

Electron Microscopy

  • Zeiss EM10 transmission electron microscope (TEM)
  • Hitachi S-4500 Type II Cold Field Emission scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) detector
  • Sample preparation: Leica Ultracut EM UC6 cryo-ultramicrotome, EM AFS2 freeze-substitution device, EM PACT2 high pressure freezer, Pelco Biowave Pro microwave processor, Edwards Auto 306 evaporator, Balzers critical point dryer, and additional equipment for standard microscopy tissue preparation techniques

Atomic Force Microscopy

  • AFM Workshop TT-AFM atomic force microscope with 50 μm XYZ scanner in custom-built vibration isolation cabinet
  • Environmental and liquid cells, with anaerobic chambers