EQUIPMENT: New State-of-the-Art Confocal Microscope with Super-Resolution Capability.


Image: The old and the new: The new Zeiss LSM 880 Airyscan confocal system (right) adjacent to the old Leica TCS SP2 confocal (left) (BIOSI 2; E/0.03)

The BIOSI Bioimaging Research Hub has recently expanded its imaging toolbox with a new, state-of-the-art confocal microscope system, that was purchased through generous funding by the Research Infrastructure Fund (Lead Applicant: Dr Walter Dewitte). The system, a top-of-the-range Zeiss LSM 880 upright confocal microscope, features the advanced Airyscan super-resolution detection module which provides a 1.7x gain in resolution in all three dimensions compared to conventional confocal optics. The system also supports advanced fluorescence techniques including FCS (fluorescence correlation microscopy) and FLIM (fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) – the FLIM module will be installed during the first week of December. Further details here.


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