The François Jacob Institute of Biology brings together five departments and three services
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Light microscopy platform of the Institute of Cellular and Molecular Radiobiology (IRCM) provides researchers of the Fontenay-Aux-Roses research center, the necessary equipment and expertise in light microscopy for any scientific project in life sciences using the techniques of cell imaging. The staff provides assistance and training in light microscopy, acquisition and image processing.
Equipped with a temperature chamber with controlled intake of O2 and CO2 for studies on living specimens. Motorized stage x, y, z. Objectives 10X, 20X, 40X and 60X equipped for DIC. Lasers 405nm, 457-477-488-514nm, 561nm, 638nm. Tandem scanner galvano / resonant (30 frames / sec).
Spinning disk confocal microscope
Equipped with a thermostated chamber with control of the O2 and CO2 supply for image/video acquisitions on living samples.
Motorized stage x,y,z, piezo stage (1mm). 10X, 20X, 60x, 40X and 100X objectives, equipped for interference contrast (DIC) images.
405nm, 488nm, 561nm, 638nm lasers.
S-Cmos Prime 95 camera. Live-SR module, super resolution as well as I-Las module for various applications: FRAP, photo conversion, photo activation, photo-damage… Controled by Metamorph software.
Image processing and analysis stations
Volocity software (3D), NIS elements (NIKON offline software), ImageJ, Metamorph Offline, LASX offline (Leica software).
All new users must make themselves known to the engineers of the platform to have the best guidance and advice.
Allowing access to booking schedule is determined by monitoring a mandatory training.
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