Optical Microscopy

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

  • 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)

Zeiss Axio Scan.Z1

  • Zeiss Axio Scan.Z1 brightfield and florescence slide scanner
  • Our slide scanner can automatically digitize up to 100 slides in one run at 10x, 20x or 40x magnification. These files may be downloaded to use on you own computer with the free Zeiss ZEN software or served online using the Zen browser for collaboration or educational purposes.

Eclipse Ti-S inverted microscope

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

SMZ745Y Stereomicroscope

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

SMZ1500 Stereomicroscope

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

Eclipse Ci-L

  • Phase contrast, darkfield and simple polarizing microscopy

Eclipse TS100-F inverted microscope

  • LED illumination
  • Phase contrast