The Bioimaging Hub has recently taken delivery of a state-of-the-art, automated live cell imaging system to replace its old Leica SP2 confocal microscope. The Celldiscoverer7 imaging system, which was purchased via the generous support of Cardiff University’s Research Infrastructure Fund (Lead Applicant: Dr Tony Hayes), has the latest Zeiss LSM 900 confocal scan head with Airyscan 2 detector technology and is capable of multi-format, high-throughput and super-resolution analysis of a wide range of samples from cell cultures to small model organisms. The system supports photomanipulation via FRAP, FRET and related techniques and is furnished with a comprehensive Zen software package that includes modules for deconvolution and machine learning, amongst other cutting edge features. Further details of the system are available through the Bioimaging Hub’s research equipment database.
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