Reservation System




Please click on the microscope (and light source, if applicable) that you’d like to reserve.

Instruments
LSM510 microscope  (room P15-7251, RC2)
  • Laser scanning confocal (filter-based)
  • Lasers lines: 458nm, 477nm, 488nm, 514nm, 543nm, 633nm
  • Temperature controlled
olympus FV1000 microscope  (room P15-7251, RC2)
  • confocal laser scanning imaging
  • lasers: 405nm, 458nm, 488nm, 515nm, 543nm, 635nm
  • CO2/humidity/temperature controlled chamber
  • non-descanned detectors for two-photon, SHG and CARS
  • capable of FCS, RICS and CARS

 note: RESTRICTED USE for CARS, only with ALMC personnel assistance

 (room P15-7244, RC2)
  • total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) imaging
  • video-rate, high sensitivity imaging with Quant EM:512SC camera
  • lasers include: 200mW Argon (458nm, 477nm, 488nm, 514nm), 50mw 405nm, 150mW 561nm
  • Zeiss Axiocam MRm camera also available
  • PeCon XL-3-TIRF incubator
  • uses AxioVision software
 (room P15-7244, RC2)
  • corrected emission and excitation spectra
  • fast and slow kinetics
  • polarization and ratiometric measurements
  • temperature control of sample
 (room P15-7243, RC2)
  • basic bright field and fluorescence imaging
  • 13 megapixel color camera
  • uses AxioVision software
Olympus spinning disk microsope  (room P18-7402C, RC1)
  • Olympus OBJECTIVES- U PLAN APO 10X oil N.A. 0.40, UAPO 40X oil N.A. 1.35, TIRFM PLAN APO 60X oil N.A. 1.45 WD 0.15mm, U PLAN APO 100X oil N.A. 1.35.
  • EXCITATION SOURCE: 100 watt Hg lamp.
  • CAMERA; Hamamatsu ORCA IIER monochromatic CCD camera 1344X1024 full chip, 6.45X6.45 um pixel .
  • FILTER SETS: DAPI EX360-70 EM420-60, FITC EX450-80 EM535, TRITC EX535 EM635; CFP/YFP FRET filter set 8600 2v2(JP4)
  • PLATFORM: Dell P4 3.2 GHz, Windows 2000 .
  • DATA: ethernet, CD-W or DVD-W 16X.
  • Acquisition SOFTWARE: Intelligent Imaging Slidebook v.4.067.
Olympus spinning disk microsope  (room P18-7402A1, RC1)
  • OLYMPUS IX81 inverted motorized Microscope, Prior motorized XY stage, Environmental Chamber.
  • Olympus OBJECTIVES: U PLAN Fluorite 10X N.A. 0.30 WD 10mm, LWD PLAN Fluorite 40X N.A. 0.60 WD 2.89-2.15 mm, TIRFM PLAN APO 60X oil N.A. 1.45 WD 0.15mm.
  • EXCITATION SOURCE: Widefield fluorescence- 100 watt Hg lamp, TIRF laser illumination- Argon 10mW 488nm; 543 HeNe, 633 HeNe . CAMERA; Hamamatsu ORCA ER monochromatic CCD camera 1344X1024 full chip, 6.45X6.45 um pixel.
  • FILTER SETS : Widefield Fluorescence- FITC EX480/40 EM 535/50, TRITC EX535/50 EM610/75 , Dual Band FITC/TRITC TIRF filters: 488 TIRFM Filter Set:Z-488\10 DMZ500RDC 515/50M , 543 TIRFM Filter Set Z-543\10 DMZ543RDC 590/50M, 633 TIRFM Filter Set Z-633\10 DMZ633RDC 700/75M
  • PLATFORM: Dell P4 3.2 GHz, Windows 2000.
  • DATA: ethernet, CD-W or DVD-W 16X.
  • Acquisition SOFTWARE: Intelligent Imaging Slidebook v.4.067.
3I Marianas Inverted Spinning Disk (room P18-7402A2, RC1)


  • fast confocal imaging on Zeiss Axio Observer Z1 with Yokogawa CSU-X1
  • lasers: 405, 445, 488, 515, 561 nm lines with millisecond 3I mSwitcher
  • 3I mSAC millisecond spherical aberation correction
  • 3I live specimen Vector Scanner
  • Photometrics Evolve 16-bit EMCCD camera for confocal imaging
  • Photometrics CoolSNAP HQ2 camera for wide-field imaging and FURA2 ratiometric Ca imaging
  • Okolab cage incubator with temperature, CO2, air and humidity control
  • uses 3I Slidebook 5.0 software

 

3I VIVO upright Spinning Disk (room P18-7402A2, RC1)
  • fast confocal imaging on Zeiss Axio Examiner D1 with
  • Yokogawa CSU-X1
  • lasers: 405, 488, 561 nm lines with millisecond 3I mSwitcher
  • 3I live specimen Vector Scanner
  • Photometrics Evolve 16-bit EMCCD camera
  • uses 3I Slidebook 5.0 software

 

Two-color STED Microscope (room L18-11209, RC1-South)
  • Super-resolution microscope using STimulated Emission Depletion (STED) that can allow resolution down to ~40-50 nm.
  • Two-color channel super-resolution imaging using Atto 590 (STAR 580) and Atto 647N (STAR 635 or STAR 635P) fluorophores (two-color STED Sample Preparation).
  • Built around an Olympus IX-71 microscope with bright field, DIC and epi-fluorescence imaging of the same field of view as STED imaging.
  • Must have Stephanie Meyer present to do imaging.

 

Two-color STED Microscope (room P15-7244, RC2)
  • Spectral unmixing confocal and two-photon imaging
  • 32ch GaAsP spectral detector and non-descanned detectors for two-photon fluorescence and second harmonic generation
  • Visible lasers lines: 458nm, 488nm, 514nm, 543nm, 633nm
  • Tunable infrared Coherent Chameleon Ultra II laser (680nm–1080nm)
  • FLIM (lifetime imaging)
  • Temperature controlled stage

 



Microscopes may be reserved for any available time slot, but training and technical assistance may be available only at certain times.