Several BMC users have expressed a need for a basic wide-field microscope capable of taking bright field (color and DIC) and fluorescence images for their routine research. So, we have added a new system to the Core in Room# 164.
We are pleased to announce the installation of LaVision Biotec UltraMicroscope II, a light sheet fluorescence microscope at BMC in Room #164. It’s capable of imaging large optically cleared samples at 488 nm, 561 nm, 640 nm and 785 nm excitation wavelengths.
We are excited to announce the installation of a new ImageXpress Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System at BMC in Room #167. It’s ready for use by the UGA research community.
This versatile system features a unique confocal technology which allows you to explore more physiologically relevant, complex three dimensional models including spheroids, tissues, and whole organisms and to generate high quality images for samples in slides or 6 to 1536-well microplates.
A Zeiss LSM 880 Confocal Microscope with an upright microscope stand, 34 channel GaAsp detector and Diode (405 nm), Argon (458, 477, 488, 514 nm), HeNe1 (543) and HeNe2 (633 nm) laser lines has been added to Room #167 at BMC. This replaced the old LSM 510.
1. A deconvolved fluorescence microscopy image of Toxoplasma gondii parasite that has infected HFF host cells. Green: Apicoplast organelle, red: ISP1 protein and blue: DNA. M. Kandasamy, BMC. Finalist – GE Healthcare Cell Imaging Competition, 2013.
2. A confocal image of developing eggs from the ovary of a parasitic wasp Microplitis demolitor. Red: Actin, Green: DNA. M. Kandasamy, BMC. Honorable Mention – Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition, 2013.
3. A super resolution microscopy (SIM) image of bovine pulmonary artery endothelial cells stained for actin (pink), mitochondria (green) and DNA (yellow). M. Kandasamy, BMC. 5th Place Winner – Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, 2014.