Conventional Light Microscopy

Zeiss Axioplan 2 Upright Light Microscope

The Zeiss Axioplan 2 is an upright epi-fluorescence microscope.  Images can be acquired with the AxioCam HR color CCD camera and AxioVision software.


  • Filters: DAPI, eGFP, Cy3
  • Imaging Modes: Phase Contrast, Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) Epifluorescence, Darkfield, Brightfield

Location: APB 141Q

Zeiss Axio Zoom Stereo Microscope

Axio Zoom.V16 combines a 16x zoom with a high numerical aperture of NA 0.25, moving to the forefront of all known stereo and zoom microscopes. It achieves a very high aperture in the medium zoom range already: You get superior brightness in large object fields. With Axio Zoom.V16, the fluorescence zoom microscope for large samples you view complete model organisms in fluorescence contrast.

Location: APB 141Q

Zeiss M2BIO Dissecting Microscope

The Zeiss M2BIO is a stereo-microscope equipped with fluorescent filters for DAPI, FITC, and Rhodamine. The AxioCam HR color CCD can be mounted on the microscope for image acquisition using the AxioVision software.

Location: APB 141H

ThermoFisher Scientific CellInsight CX7 High-Content Screening Platform

The Thermo Scientific™ CellInsight™ CX7 High Content Analysis (HCA) Platform is a fast, automated cellular imaging and analysis platform designed for quantitative microscopy.

Location: APB 141G

Zeiss PALM MicroBeam Laser Capture Microdissection Microscope

The Zeiss PALM MicroBeam Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) Microscope allows researchers to isolate specific cells from a mixed population for downstream DNA, RNA, and proteomic analysis.  Samples can be imaged with bright-field, fluorescence, or multi-channel fluorescence.   A multi-cap and a multi-slide holder are available for high throughput sample collection.

The LCM uses a pulsed solid-state 355nm (UV-A) laser to extract DNA, RNA, proteins, chromosomes, single cells, small organisms and even live cells.  Samples are catapulted upward into microcentrifuge caps from slides or culture dishes.  The substrate supporting the specimen can be either standard glass microscope slides or special membrane slides (PEN or PET slides). PET membrane slides are ideal for fluorescence work.  LCM is compatible with both cryostat-sectioned or formalin fixed and paraffin embedded tissue.

Available objective lenses:

Fluor 5x/0.25
Fluor 10x/0.5 DIC II
LD PlanNeofluor 20x/0.4 DIC II
LD PlanNeofluor 40x/0.6 DIC II
LD PlanNeofluor Fluor 63x/0.75 DIC II
PlanNeofluor 100x/1.3 Oil DIC III

Location: APB 141U