The Leduc Bioimaging Facility, open to all investigators, provides equipment and training dedicated to high-resolution imaging in the life sciences. A facility manager and director staff the facility. The facility operates on a fee-for-service basis and offers its services in the Laboratories for Molecular Medicine and Sidney Frank Hall for Life Sciences. The facility in the Laboratories for Molecular Medicine includes a Zeiss LSM710 confocal laser scanning microscope, a Zeiss Axiovert 200M fluorescence microscope, and a Nikon Ti2-E fluorescence microscope for high-content imaging. The facility in Sidney Frank Hall includes a Philips 410 transmission electron microscope, a Thermo Apreo VS scanning electron microscope for serial block-face imaging, a Zeiss Axiovert 200M fluorescence microscope, a Zeiss Lumar fluorescence stereomicroscope, a Zeiss LSM800 confocal laser scanning microscope, an Olympus FV3000 confocal laser scanning microscope, an Olympus FV1000-MPE multiphoton laser scanning microscope, and work stations with image analysis software. The facility in Sidney Frank Hall also maintains equipment for sample preparation, including a critical point dryer, sputter coater, glow discharge unit, and microtomes for ultrathin sectioning.
For more detailed information on the microscopes, see Instrumentation.
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