1. Zeiss LSM 700 confocal microscope

(housed in B1-173, Department of Biology)

LSM 800

Zeiss Z1 AxioObserver inverted microscope stand

4 solid state diode lasers (405 nm, 488 nm, 555 nm and 633 nm)

10x NA 0.45 DIC (Plan-Apochromat), 20x NA 0.8 DIC (Plan-Apochromat), 40x NA 1.4 DIC oil (Plan Apochromat), 63x NA 1.4 oil DIC (Plan-Apochromat), 100x NA 1.46 oil DIC III (alpha Plan-apochromat)

runs Zen software


2. Zeiss Z1 epifluroescence microscope

(housed in B1-173, Department of Biology)


Zeiss Z1 AxioObserver stand

HBO 100 mercury bulb for excitation

MRM 1.4 megapixel camera

DIC, EGFP/rhodamine/CFP/YFP/DAPI filters

runs Zen software


3. Zeiss LSM 510 meta confocal microscope

(housed in Deparment of Biology, co-managed between Biology / Optometry Departments)

Zeiss 510 meta

Zeiss Axiovert 200 inverted microscope stand

UV 405nm at 25mW (for violet excitation of dyes such as BFP, DAPI, Hoechst, AMCA)

Tunable Argon 458/477/488/514nm at 30mW (458, 477 and 488 for blue excitation of dyes such as GFP, CFP, FITC, CY2; 514 for green excitation of dyes)

HeNe1 543nm at 1.0mW (as well as Argon 514 for green excitation of dyes such as Rhodamine, CY3, YFP, Propidium Iodide, Alexa 546)

HeNe2 633nm at 5.0mW (for red excitation for dyes such as CY5)

5 objective lenses available: C-Apochromat 10x/0.45 W, Plan-Neofluar 25x/0.8 Imm corr DIC, C-Apochromat 40x/1.2 W corr, Plan-Neofluar 40x/1.3 Oil DIC, Plan-Apochromat 63x/1.4 Oil DIC




3. Zeiss 710 confocal microscope with a Confocor 3

Fluorescence Correlation Microscopy

(housed in Department of Pharmacy)

See Marianna Foldvari for more details of availability, training and pricing





5. Phillips CM10 100 kV transmission electron microscope

(housed in Department of Biology)


AMT HR 11 megapixel side mount camera

two ultramicrotomes and preparative equipment


6. Zeiss Libra transmission electron microscope

(housed in QNC)


7. Two Zeiss scanning electron microscopes

(housed in WATLAB, Department of Chemistry)

Scanning electron microscopes:

a) Zeiss Merlin (with Gemini-II column)

b) Zeiss Ultraplus (with Gemini-I column)

See Tong Leung for more details of availability, training and pricing



8. Zeiss ZEN imaging software


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