Zeiss LSM 510 (Mark 4) Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope
Centre for Endocrinology
This extremely powerful, up-to-date, confocal system was installed in October 2007. The system has an inverted microscope. It is equipped with a Blue Diode 405nm laser, a Multiline Argon laser (wavelengths 458nm, 477nm, 488nm and 514nm), a HeNe 543nm laser and a HeNe 633nm laser. The confocal has three single PMT detectors. Other features include a transmitted light detector, a high resolution colour video camera and a heated stage. The system will run either the original Zeiss LSM software (as used by the other Zeiss LSM systems in the SMD) or the new user-friendly ZEN interface. Software for execution and analysis of FRET, FRAP and FLIP is available in both operating systems.
The LSM is available for use by all members of the School of Medicine and Dentistry (and many external users). Before using the Centre for Endocrinology system, for the first time, users must demonstrate their competence or receive training. For further information please contact Dr Paul Chapple (email@example.com).
Competent users may book a time slot to use the LSM 510 by contacting the Centre of Endocrinology Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 13 8284). The charge for using this microscope is currently £20 per hour.
This confocal system has an upright microscope. Laser lines at 488nm, 543nm and 633nm are available. It has two single PMT detectors and a transmitted light detector. Competent users may book a time slot to use the LSM 5 Pascal by contacting Dr Mathieu-Benoit Voisin (email@example.com). The charge for using this microscope is currently £20 per hour.