Imaging Technologies (ImTech) is extremely well resourced for a wide variety of imaging methods ranging from standard histology through confocal microscopy to electron microscopy. Information on the equipment available in our laboratory suite is below.

Confocal microscopy

Confocal microscopy image of E.coli bacteria around an emerging lateral root

  • Nikon A1R Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope with Argon (457nm, 488nm, 514nm), 405nm and 561nm lasers, 4 channels including 2 GaAsP detectors. 
  • Zeiss LSM 710 Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope with Argon (458nm, 488nm, 514nm), 405nm, 440nm pulsed diode and 561nm DPSS lasers
  • Becker and Hickl FLIM system
  • Leica SP2 AOBS Spectral Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope with Argon, 405nm diode, 561nm DPS, 594nm and 633nm HeNe lasers

Transmission electron microscopy

    Electron microscopy image of root

  • JEOL JEM-1400 Transmission Electron Microscope
  • Leica EM AFS2 freeze substitution and embedding system
  • Leica Ultracut UCT ultramicrotome
  • Reichert-Jung Ultracut ultramicrotome
  • Leica EM Rapid trimming device
  • LKB knife maker
  • Edwards Vacuum Coating Unit

Fluorescence microscopy

  • Leica DMLFS Fluorescence Microscope
  • Zeiss Axioskop 2 plus Fluorescence Microscope
  • Nikon Optiphot 1 Fluorescence Microscope
  • Nikon Optiphot 2 Fluorescence Microscope
  • Leica MZFL Stereo-Fluorescence Microsocope

Histology / Ancillary equipment

  • Leica CM1100 Benchtop Cryostat
  • Leica TP1020 Automated Tissue Processor
  • Leica EG1160 Tissue Embedder (wax)
  • Leica MR2265 Fully Motorised Rotary Microtome
  • Campden Instruments Vibratome
  • SpectraMax MS Plate Reader (absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence)
  • Micro-projectile bombardment equipment

Cameras and software

  • Canon EOS 350D camera with white light, UV-B and LED light sources
  • Canon EOS 100D (LM)
  • Zeiss digital cameras (LM + CLSM)
  • Hamamatsu (LM + CLSM)
  • Amira ResolveRT for Deconvolution and 3D Rendering
  • Gatan Orius (TEM)