Optical Microscopy and Flow Cytometry

Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS)

Our florescence activated cell sorter (FACS) is a BD Special Order based on the Aria platform. It has a very versatile set-up and is capable of 4-way sorting of cells, viruses and other small organisms based on scatter and fluorophore detection gates.

  • 8 Colour cell sorter (configuration details)
  • Temperature controlled sort collection chamber (4 - 42°C) that can accomidate Eppendorf tubes to 384 well plates
  • Blue (488nm), Red (633nm) and Violet (375nm) lasers
  • Four nozzle sizes (70, 85, 100 and 130 um)

Optical Microscopy Unit

Our microscopy unit is well equipped with a variety of Nikon microscopes, and features an advanced confocal system. This system is ideally suited for live cell imaging with a temperature and CO2 controlled incubation chamber and resonance scanning.

For samples of images produced in the CDRF, see the gallery.

Ti-E confocal microscope

Ti-E confocal microscope

A1 confocal system with epifluorescence, motorized stage, incubation chamber, anti-vibration table, high-end objectives, perfect focus system, resonance scanning, software imaging and data analysis, 4 laser selections (405, 488, 561 and 640nm)
Eclipse Ti-S Inverted microsope

Eclipse Ti-S inverted microscope

  • Bright field
  • Phase contrast
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Live cell imaging, digital camera
    • UV/Dapi
    • GFP
    • Texas Red
Stereo microscopes

SMZ745Y Steromicroscope

  • 0.67 to 5x zoom
  • Tabletop boom stand
  • 2 MP USB color digital camera

SMZ1500 Steromicroscope

  • 0.75 to 11.25x zoom
  • Transmited light stand with oblique coherent contrast
  • Camera port
Small microscopes

Eclipse Ci-L

  • Phase contrast, darkfield and simple polarizing microscopy

Eclipse TS100-F inverted microscope

  • LED illumination
  • Phase contrast