Fluorescence microscopy is a quick and easy method by which to screen samples for fluorescence by exciting fluorescent molecules and using emmision wavelengths to form an image.
To learn more about the basics of Fluorescence Microscopy, follow this link.
The ARCHA fluorescence Microscope is the DMI400B, made by Leica Microsystems. Below is a list of its key features and uses.
- 20x and 40x dry objectives
- 63x oil objective
- Semi Automated
- Red, green and blue filter cubes
- Temperature control chamber
- Stages to fit plates, dishes and slides
- User friendly software
- Remembers settings
- Image Processing
- Fluorescence quantification
- Training and Support provided
- Online booking system
- Dark room
This microscope is ideal for time lapse experiments and live cell imaging. Being an inverted microscope means it can look up through plates and dishes at live cell without the need to set up slides. The tunable temperature control chamber ensures cells stay viable for longer at their optimal temperature. The time lapse settings are easy to use and pictures are high quality.
Training for this microscope lasts for just 1/2 an hour as this piece of equipment is so user friendly. Once trained users have access to the online booking system, the data transfer folder and to any advice or help they require from the ARCHA technician.
For more information about this microscope or to arrange training please contact Charlotte Bland on c.bland1@Aston.ac.uk or ext:3009.