Advanced Optical Microscopy Centre

Welcome to the website of the Advanced Optical Microscopy Centre (AOMC), a fluorescence microscopy core facility at Hasselt University. Our facility offers researchers access to state-of-the-art fluorescence microscopes and provides expertise and support for many types of experiments.

Coming soon: Lightsheet microscopy

UHasselt researchers, in collaboration with Zeiss and Maastricht University, have secured the funds for a high-end, versatile lightsheet microscope capable of imaging both live and cleared samples. In the near future this setup will be installed at the AOMC enabling fast, sensitive and highly detailed three-dimensional imaging.

More information coming soon.

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Picture of a Zeiss AxioObserver Z1 microscope stand equipped with a dark PECON incubator. An LSM880 confocal microscope scanhead is attached to the rear port and a BiG.2 detector unit is attached to the right side port..


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Dual color fluorescence micrograph displaying F-actin stained with Alexa Fluor 488 phalloidin in blue and mitochondria stained with MitoTracker Red CMXRos in Orange. The bottom left portion of the image shows a reconstructed structured illumination image, while the top right part of the image shows the conventional EPI fluorescence image.


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Why should you collaborate with the AOMC?

  • Gain access to a wide range of state-of-the-art microscopy equipment and methods.
  • Tap into the experience of internationally recognized researchers.
  • Design and perform experiments that fit your research needs.
  • Benefit from continuous quality and performance monitoring.
  • Proven experience with services and contract activities with the industry.

How can you collaborate with the AOMC?

  • Perform your own independent experiments on our equipment.
  • Rely on the expertise of the AOMC and the Biomedical Research Institute to provide a full service.
  • Start a scientific collaboration to develop new tools or methods.
Learn more

News and highlights

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1,33 miljoen euro voor UHasselt Advanced Optical Microscopy Centre

21 April 2022

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