Latrobe Institute for Molecular Science
Post author: Peter Lock. Last update: 30/10/2015 at 1:36 pm by Peter Lock.
The LIMS Microscopy and Imaging Facility offers academic and industry users access to $2m of sophisticated light microscopy equipment for biological imaging projects. We train and support researchers to independently operate instruments on a fee for use basis.
High-speed live cell fluorescence imaging is a core capability of our facility enabling users to faithfully record dynamic biological processes in cells, especially molecular interactions, with full incubation control. A fast and sensitive spinning disk confocal system with dual EMCCD cameras is available for synchronous 2-channel imaging; this system is designed for rapid Z-stack acquisition during time lapse experiments, enabling users to record 3D movies. Alternatively, a laser scanning confocal microscope with 32-channel detector and spectral unmixing capability is being used to simultaneously track 4 or more fluorescent proteins and dyes within cells.
Users can also discuss access to specialist equipment for advanced techniques such as fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) or utilise a dedicated workstation for rendering and anlaysis of 3D and 4D image datasets obtained using the facility equipment.
Excellent high speed live cell imaging facilities for studying cell, organelle and molecular dynamics.
Please contact the facility manager, Dr Peter Lock, to discuss your imaging requirements and to arrange for training and access to the LIMS Microscopy and Imaging Facility