Provides a broad platform of technologies for imaging fixed or living cells and tissues. The technologies offered include sub-diffraction limit super-resolution imaging via Structured Illumination (SIM) or Stochastic Optical Reconstruction (STORM) microscopy; spectral, confocal and widefield fluorescence imaging; color imaging for histology; and an MMI CellCut Plus laser micro-dissection system. Some of our microscope systems are equipped with environmental chambers and perfect focus systems allowing for extended time-lapse imaging of living cells. We also support a range of microscope-based experimental techniques, including simultaneous photostimulation and imaging for use withphotoactivatable proteins or in FRAP (Fluorescent Recovery after Photobleaching) experiments, as well as fluorescent techniques for detecting protein-protein interactions in living cells such as FRET (Foerster resonance energy transfer) or BIFC (bi-molecular fluorescent complementation). Additionally, the MMI CellCut Plus can be utilized to remove and collect cells of interest from a prepared slide for biochemical analysis. Our staff is ready to provide support for every step of the imaging process, from training and assistance in using the equipment to involvement in planning experiments, analyzing date, or preparing images for publication.
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