Microscopy at Core Facility

At floor 10 in House 462, The Microscopy Unit offers a wide selection of basic and advanced microscopes. Both new and old users are most welcome to discuss imaging techniques, sample preparation, labeling, fluorescent tags and proteins, live cell imaging, and image analysis.

The visual light-based microscope equipment park ranges from a standard brightfield/fluorescence microscope equipped with a color camera, to advanced fluorescence microscopes, including confocal laser scanning microscopes (CLSM), spinning disk confocal, aperture correlated confocal (VivaTome) and total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy.

Most of the microscopes are set up for Live Cell Imaging. The Microscopy Unit includes a laser capture microscope (LCM) and a high content imaging cytometer, of which the latter is adapted for studies of both fixed and live samples.

There is also access to image analysis software for colocalization, 3D/4D-rendering, deconvolution etc.

In addition to visual light-based techniques, the equipment park includes both transmission (TEM) and scanning (SEM) electron microscopy. A fully equipped lab is available for sample preparation.

For more information concerning microscopes and training, please contact Vesa Loitto

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