Upright (M1 + Apotome)

Zeiss Imager M2

Microscope 1 (room 3.28)

Zeiss Imager M2 with metal halide light source, fully motorised filter turret and Z focus. This system has a new Zeiss 503 camera attached and just been upgraded to run Zeiss Zen software.

Filters available (all Zeiss filter sets): Rhodamine (20), FITC (10), DAPI (49), CY5 (50), DsRed (43)

Objectives x5, x10, x20, x40, x40 oil, x63 oil, x100 oil.

Inverted (Haggis, Tatties)

HaggisZeiss invert (Haggis - room 3.29)

Zeiss Axio Observer Z1 inverted microscope with motorised filters and Zeiss Mrm camera for fluorescence.

Filter available: DAPI (Zeiss set 49), FITC (Semrock), TRITC (Semrock), CFP (Semrock)

Objectives: x2.5, x5, x10, x20 LD, x32, x40 LD


TattiesZeiss invert (Tatties - room 3.29)

Zeiss Axio Observer Z1 inverted microscope with motorised filter sets (DAPI, FITC, Rhodamine, CFP, YFP, mCherry, Cy5) and Hrm camera.

Filter available: DAPI (Zeiss set 49), FITC (Zeiss set 10), Rhodamine (Zeiss set 20), Texas Red (Semrock), CFP (Semrock), Cy5 (Zeiss set 50)

Objectives: x10, x20 LD, x32, x40 LD

Live cell imaging (Deltavision Core)

The Deltavision-RT system (purchased 2005), has recently been upgraded to provide faster multi-channel acquisition. The new DeltaVision Core (upgraded 2008) now has a newly redesigned 10-position excitation filter wheel and 6-position emission filter wheel and also a new motorised stage, plus EMCCD camera. The Deltavision is designed to get the best possible images from weakly fluorescent samples with minimum light exposure, and so is particularly suitable for live-cell imaging. Also the system has a new Lumencor solid state light source.

Advanced live-cell features including point-revisiting and time-lapse, real-time Z-sweep acquisition, autofocus and 3D image restoration/deconvolution. The system is fitted with a environmental control chamber.