Microscopy Lab

Advanced separation and imaging of living cells infrastructure core

Equipment:

Veritas Laser Capture Microdissection System

  • Laser-capture microdissection (LCM)  isolates subpopulations of tissue cells under direct microscopic visualization 
  • houses two lasers for the microdissection of individual cells or larger areas of tissue for proteomic and genomic analysis  
  • LCM technology captures the cells of interest directly, or can cut away unwanted cells to give enriched cell populations
  • offers both LCM and Laser Cutting
  • combines the advantages of confocal imaging with the versatility of conventional live cell microscopes  
  • "swept field" technology overcomes many of the limitations of traditional confocal systems, providing maximum flexibility of both speed and resolution

Services:

  • Multi-parameter analysis including (but not limited to): 
    • phenotyping
    • viability
    • apoptosis
    • DNA cell cycle and ploidy
    • cytokines
    • proliferation
    • fluorescent proteins
    • bead array
    • morphology
  • Data analysis
  • Consultation
  • Cell sorting
  • Experiment troubleshooting
  • Instrument training
  • Publication quality graphics
  • Lectures and workshops
  • Literature and protocol resources