Leica Sp8 multiphoton
Confocal Microscopy Facility
The Confocal Microscopy Facility is located in the Lysosomal Diseases Research Unit (LDRU) on Level 6 North.
The Facility houses a Leica TCS SP8X/MP confocal microscope (on an inverted DMI6000 microscope body) with a resonance scanner (12 kHz), coupled with a Ludin Cube/Box/Brick environmental control system combined with a cell culture perfusion system.This state-of-the art instrument is equipped for in vitro and live cell applications. A fully tuneable white light laser light source, combined with fully tuneable photo-detectors allows maximum flexibility in the choice of fluorophores for single photon confocal imaging experiments. Full environmental control, including temperature, air content and continuous supply of fresh media permit long-term confocal time-lapse imaging experiments. A multiphoton laser light source, combined with external detectors allows imaging of thick sections such as organotypic brain slice cultures.
The Facility supports research projects to both SAHMRI staff and external customers.
If you would more information about the instrument, pricing and how confocal microscopy can be applied to your research project, or be trained in its use, please contact the Confocal Microscopy Facility Manager, Dr Makoto Kamei
Tel: 8128 4920