Confocal microscopy equipment at SLCU comprises three point scanning confocals:
- Zeiss LSM780 upright equipped with spectral detector and ablation laser. This microscope is particularly good for imaging problematic fluorophore combinations and for tile scanning.
- Leica TCS SP8 upright equipped with sensitive HyD detectors and both standard and resonant scanners. This is particularly good for faster, low signal imaging.
- Zeiss LSM700 upright. This microscope is particularly good for imaging the new generation of red fluorescent proteins e.g mCherry and mOrange.
- Leica-Renishaw SP8-FLIMan. A new type of confocal enabling label-free organelle imaging and Raman detection of molecules. In summary this system enables SLCU to image, in living tissue, the ‘Chemistry of Cells’.
And a spinning disk microscope:
- A feature packed inverted spinning disk setup centred around a Nikon Ti Eclipse assembled by Cairn Research. This microscope is particularly good for high sensitivity timelapse imaging.