Confocal Microscopy

The Anatomy and Cell Biology Confocal Microscopy facility possesses a Zeiss 510 laser scanning microscope equipped with three detectors, including a META detector. This instrument is suitable for fixed- and live-cell observation of a wide variety of sample types.

This confocal microscope--as well as training on it--is available to the entire scientific community on a fee-for-use basis. Consultation regarding suitability for a specific project or reservation of microscope time can be arranged by telephone or e-mail with:

john.presley [at] mcgill.ca (Dr. John Presley)
Strathcona Building, Room 1/28
514.398.2580

 

Equipment

Zeiss LSM 510–META with Axiovert inverted microscope.

Laser lines:
Argon 458, 488, 514 nm
HeNe 543 nm
HeNe 633 nm
Diode 405 nm
Live cell chamber: Zeiss Temperature control 37°C with CO2 controller.

 

Fees

USER TYPE HOURLY RATE* W/ TECHNICAL SUPPORT
ACADEMIC (MCGILL) $20 $60
ACADEMIC (OTHER) $20 $60
INDUSTRY $30 $90
TRAINING - $150 (FLAT FEE FOR A 3-4 HR. SESSION)

 

* Use of the confocal by a trained and approved individual not requiring continuous support from confocal facility staff. One or two training sessions may be required depending on previous confocal experience.