Confocal

New techniques available on the Zeiss 880 Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopes at the UA

Roundtable discussion Wed. April 13 at noon in room 601 Gould-Simpson Building

Installation was completed in March 2016 of the campus’ new Zeiss 880 inverted microscope laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM) and the Zeiss 880 fixed stage upright multi-photon LSCM with airyscan (a new super resolutions technique).

Renishaw Reflex Raman (Optical)

UA to add several new high-end Microscopes

Senior Vice President for Research Kimberly Espy has approved funding to move forward with the purchase of three high-end optical microscopes from Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC. Zeiss had the winning proposal in a competitive RFP that was conducted this summer.

The instruments include an inverted confocal microscope and an upright multi-photon/confocal microscope to be placed in a new ORD Imaging Core Facility within the Marley building (main campus).

Leica SP-8 confocal - on-site demonstration

Instrument: Leica SP8X, White Light Laser Confocal with gated HyD detectors and Resonance Scanning

Deeper fluorescence imaging – an examination of clearing techniques

Many researchers would love to image deeper into fluorescently labeled, sectioned tissue without the need to use two-photon microscopy.  Deep imaging suffers from the effects of a number of optically-related artifacts.  Several recent techniques have been proposed to alter the optical properties of the sample (CLARITY, SCALE, etc) and greatly improve the ability to image deeper.  Shane Andrews (Olympus America) will review these techniques, sharing their pluses and minuses, as well as tips (including new Olympus specialty objective lenses) for success.

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