Equipment

Our microscopes include widefield, TIRF, super-resolution, and point scanning confocal with nonlinear optics instruments. The setups are equipped for live-cell imaging, FRET, Ca2+ imaging, slide scanning, label-free imaging, FRAP/photo-activation and more.

In the near future, the AOMC will expand with a versatile lightsheet microscope capable of imaging both live and cleared samples.

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.. 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..

Coming soon to the AOMC: 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.

Picture of a Zeiss Lightsheet 7 microscope equiped with two scientific CMOS cameras

Microscopes

Picture of a Zeiss AxioObserver microscope stand, equipped with a dark PECON incubator and an Elyra PS.1 superresolution imaging module.

Zeiss Elyra PS.1

Perform fast, live-cell fluorescence imaging experiments on this powerful widefield fluorescence microscope with TIRF and 3D super-resolution (SIM and SMLM) capabilities. This commercial Zeiss microscope is equipped with 4 laser lines (405, 488, 561 & 642nm), an incubation chamber, a dedicated SIM camera and SMLM camera, Definite Focus system and piezo stage. Additionally, the microscope is combined with a patch clamp setup allowing simultaneous fluorescence and electrophysiology recordings.

Widefield - TIRF - super-resolution
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..

Zeiss LSM880 NLO AiryScan

Use this highly versatile state-of-the-art confocal microscope to solve all your multi-dimensional research questions. Equipped with an NLO module for deep-tissue and label-free imaging, pulsed excitation and time-resolved detection for FLIM, a spectral detector, and an AiryScan detection system for super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the LSM880 provides a convenient solution for most of your imaging needs.

Confocal - two-photon - label-free - correlation - super-resolution - spectral detection
Picture of a Zeiss AxioVert 100M microscope stand equipped with a dark PECON incubator. An LSM510 confocal microscope scanhead is attached to the left side port.

Zeiss LSM510 meta

Use this highly versatile confocal microscope to solve multi-dimensional research questions. Equipped with an NLO module for deep-tissue and label-free imaging, a spectral detector, and two PMTs for confocal fluorescence microscopy, the LSM510 provides a convenient solution for most of your imaging needs.

Confocal - two-photon - label-free - correlation
Smfret 2200X1240

Homebuilt smFRET

Homebuilt dedicated 483/635-nm alternating excitation, dual-color dual-polarization detection confocal microscope. This system allows imaging more than 20 parameters per single molecule, making it the ideal system for subnanometer accurate single-molecule FRET studies.

Pulsed Interleaved Excitation (PIE) - single-molecule FRET - single-molecule fluorescence - FCS
Picture of a Nikon Ti2e microscope equipped with a Photometrics Kinetix sCMOS camera on the left side port..

Nikon Eclipse Ti2-E

This fully motorized microscope with an exceptional field-of-view is equipped with a powerful multicolor LED lightsource and a Photometrics Kinetix camera for very fast imaging of large sample areas, making it the perfect match for all your functional imaging needs.

Widefield - LED excitation - fast - big FOV
Picture of an AxioScan Z.1 automated slidescanner with an attached Colibri 7 lightsource.

Zeiss Axioscan Z.1

Increase the throughput of your experimental workflow with this fully automated whole slide scanner. Equipped with a multicolor LED lightsource, high resolution lenses, automated focussing and positioning control, and high quality detection optics, the upright microscope captures brightfield and fluorescence images of outstanding quality. The ZEN software suite allows simple and automated digitization of your (large) samples.

Slidescanner - automation - widefield - brightfield - fluorescence

Contact

Sam Duwé - AOMC

Location
Agoralaan, Building C, 3590 Diepenbeek
Function
Microscopy expert