Biomedical Imaging Research Unit

Zeiss LSM 510 META confocal microscope

Owned by the Liggins Institute but available to all users

This microscope is housed within the Biomedical Imaging Research Unit. Full training and support is provided by BIRU staff.

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  • Lasers: UV (351nm, 364nm), Argon (458nm, 488nm, 515nm), Helium-Neon (543nm, 633nm)
  • AOTF excitation control
  • Excitation wavelengths: 458, 488, 515, 543 and 633nm
  • Modes: xy, xyz, xz, xt, xyt, lambda
  • Detectors: 3 filter-based, 1 spectral (META) and one transmitted light
  • Spectral unmixing
  • Resolution: up to 2048 x 2048 pixel resolution
  • Objectives: Dry (10x, 20x), Oil (40x, 63x, 100x)
  • Motorised XY stage: tile scanning
  • Fully motorised microscope stand
  • Microscope filters: DAPI, FITC, TRITC

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