Confocal Microscopy Unit
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
#B1-03, Tahir Foundation Building (MD1), 12 Science Drive 2.
The Confocal Microscopy Unit is a multi-user facility that caters primarily to the imaging needs of the researchers or students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. However, our facility has also been utilized by the users outside of the faculty and NUS: Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Chemistry, National University Hospital , DMERI, and others.
Apart from the usual confocal microscopy applications, video recording of epi-fluorescent images and normal epi-fluorescence imaging is possible, if required.
Currently the Confocal Microscopy Unit has a total of 4 microscopes: 1 Olympus FV300, 2 Olympus FV1000, 1 Lsm510 Meta and 3 workstations for use.
Confocal microscopy has the following advantages over conventional widefield microscopy:
- Removal of light from out-of-focus planes
- Improved lateral (XY) and axial (Z) resolution
- Ability to perform a series of optical sections from specimens
The confocal microscope is a valuable tool for research because the system is able to obtain images with clarity and resonable resolution; thus enabling 3-D reconstruction of the specimen from optical sections or series of images obtained
The Confocal Microscopy Unit's supervisor is Prof. Hanry Yu, and is taken care by the laboratory officer, Ms Lee Shu Ying.
Please note that:
Class 4 and Class 3b lasers (which pose a serious laser hazard) are used in the unit, user caution is advised and NEVER EVER look directly at the lasers!!
The unit is a Biohazard Level 1 facility and is therefore NOT EQUIPPED to handle live infectious agents!!
Prof Hanry Yu
Ms Lee Shu Ying
Mr Zhang Weian
Tel: 6516 6306
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