The WCVM Imaging Centre, which is located on the Research Wing's second floor, houses a variety of microscopes that allow users from across campus to engage in advanced imaging techniques.
The unit's technologies enable users to visualize a clearer picture of sub-cellular structures, function and cellular or organism architecture with high optical resolution. The specialized equipment also provides users with the ability to reconstruct three-dimensional images using various application software.
The WCVM Imaging Centre houses state-of-the-art equipment including:
- transmission electron microscope (TEM)
- field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM)
- total internal reflection microscope (TIRF)
- confocal microscopes with two-photon
- ultrasound imaging system
- automated IHC/ISH stainer
We have capabilities for live cell imaging equipped with a fully integrated humidified incubation chamber and a heated stage. Additionally, the Zeiss 710 LSM two-photon microscope enables users to image deep into thick tissues with low phototoxicity.
- Confocal microscopes capable of imaging multiple labels (405, 476, 488, 496, 514, 543, 633 nm excitation lasers)
- Two-photon for low toxicity and depth penetration to ≥ 200 μm
- Live cell imaging
- One-on-one guided training
- Technical assistance and guidance for experiments
- AutoQuant3 Deconvolution, Imaris 3D rendering and ImageJ/Fiji software for all post-acquisition processing