Equipment Type: Microscopy

The MBA lab is generously equipped for live cell imaging, with the following microscopy facilities:

A range of stereo and compound microscopes, including several fluorescence microscopes.

Fluorescence microscope equipped for micro-photometry and cooled CCD camera imaging.

Confocal and 2-photon microscopes, including:

a Bio-Rad 1024 confocal scanning laser on a a Nikon total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) system with multi-wavelength excitation and emission and an EM-cooled CCD camera.

a Bio-Rad Radiance confocal system on a Nikon upright microscope, equipped with argon, HeNe and blue diode lasers providing, near UV, blue and green excitation.

a Zeiss LSM 510 confocal/multiphoton system with argon, and red and green HeNe confocal lasers, providing a range of excitation wavelengths. This system is also equipped with a Spectraphysics Mai-Tai tuneable IR laser providing 2-photon excitation across a range of wavelengths.

A Jeol 200CX transmission electron microscope and access to the University of Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre with a comprehensive range of TEM , SEM and microanalytical instruments.

Available for use/hire by external contacts