This laboratory hosts all the equipment connected to medium and high magnification optical microscopy with digital cameras for snapshots. Devices at this laboratory allow the observation of samples from particular organisms or tissues that may require sophisticated instrumental techniques with epifluorescence (bacteria and other dyed tissues) or phase-contrast microscopy (small transparent organisms). All the equipment necessary for digital micro-photography snapshots is also available for different purposes (measurements, scientific papers illustration, etc.).
This lab includes two rooms. The first one is equipped with binocular stereo microscopes and microscopes:
• AXIOPLAN ZEISS
• NIKON SMZ 1000
• MOTIC BA 210
• OLYMPUS IMT-2
These devices are connected to digital cameras (ProgRes C10 plus, AxioCam MRm, ProgRes CT5, ProgRes CT3, Olympus 35 mm) and their corresponding computers.
The second room, which is shared with the electron microscopy service, hosts a fully automatic AXIO Imager Z1 (ZEISS) microscope controlled from a computer, equipped with epifluorescence and a digital camera (ProgRes CT5).