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Cellular & Molecular Digital Imaging Facility

High-powered imaging capabilities

The Cellular & Molecular Digital Imaging Facility is Dalhousie Medical School’s largest and longest-running multi-user core facility. It has been in operation since the fall of 1998, when a donation through Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation enabled the purchase and installation of the medical school’s first laser-scanning confocal microscope.

Now much expanded, with a dozen pieces of sophisticated equipment in two separate locations, the Cellular & Molecular Digital Imaging Facility provides state-of-the-art multi-user microscopy equipment, software, technical support and training for Dalhousie’s scientific community, in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Photo courtesy of Brain Repair Centre.

Equipment

The Cellular & Molecular Digital Imaging Facility maintains and operates an array of top-quality, high-powered imaging devices:

  • Zeiss LSM 510 META (inverted) laser-scanning confocal microscope
  • Zeiss LSM 510 (upright) laser-scanning microscope
  • Zeiss LSM 710 (upright) laser-scanning microscope
  • Zeiss Cell Observer spinning-disk confocal microscope with FRAP & TIRF
  • Zeiss PALM MicroBeam laser micro-dissection system
  • Zeiss Axio Imager Z2—brightfield and fluorescent image capture
  • Zeiss Axiovert 200M— brightfield and fluorescent image capture
  • Zeiss Axioplan II MOT—brightfield and fluorescent image capture
  • Zeiss Axioplan II—brightfield and fluorescent image capture
  • Leica DM6000B—stereo investigator and Neurolucida workstation
  • Typhoon 9410 multi-mode imager
  • Epson Stylus Pro 9880 large-format printer

Services

In addition to providing researchers with access to sophisticated equipment and the software to run it, staff members in the Cellular & Molecular Digital Imaging Facility provide researchers with technical support and training as required. The facility also provides high-quality poster-printing services.