This system has been purchased with funds from Institute for Genomic Biology and a grant to Taekjip Ha from Howard Hughes Medical Institute. This system consists of a Zeiss 710 confocal scanner, Axio Observer Z1 microscope and a Spectraphysics Mai-Tai Ti-Sapphire laser.
The microscope has the following features:
- Seven visible excitation lines: 405nm, 458nm, 488nm, 514nm, 561nm, 594nm, 633nm.
- Deep See eHP laser, tunable from 690nm to1040nm with 70 fs pulses.
- Twin gate beam splitter and spectral recycling loop for increased sensitivity.
- QUASAR 34 channel spectral detector (2 standard PMTs and a 32 channel PMT array) with spectral resolutions up to 3 nm.
- Two high sensitivity non de-scanned detectors (GaAsP-NDD).
- Fluorescence Life time Imaging (FLIM) from ISS
- Up to 6D acquisition (XYZTλP), XZ, YZ and Mosaics with simultaneous and sequential scan.
- ZEN 2008 software for hardware control and spectral un-mixing; removal of auto-fluorescence.
- Multi-Time/Physiology/FRET/FRAP software modules.
- Up to 6000x6000 pixels per frame.
- 3D datasets can be rendered with Imaris and Analyze.
Equipment Model: Zeiss LSM 710 NLO
Location: 121E, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
Contact Person: Mayandi Sivaguru, 217-333-1214, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees & Consumables: See fees page