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MDIBL- LMF (Microscopy (Electron, Fluorescence, Optical))

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

MDI Biological Laboratory

PO Box 35

Salisbury Cove, ME 04672

United States of America

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Frederic BONNET

Last Updated: 01/30/2024

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The mission of the MDIBL Light Microscopy Facility (LMF) is to provide professional scientific expertise in light microscopy. Our microscopes are available 24/7 to scientists at MDIBL and the Maine INBRE network and their collaborators, as well to summer students and visiting scientists to help them answer their research questions.

We offer access to cutting-edge hardware and software as well as expert guidance at any step of imaging project, from experimental design to image analysis, to provide the best service possible for our users.

LMF MDIBL comprises eight microscope systems. Two laser scanning confocal microscopes: one Olympus inverted confocal microscope system (FV1000) and one Zeiss inverted confocal microscope system (LSM-980) equipped with Airy scan 2 for super resolution and 2-photon technology for in-vivo deep imaging with a temperature controlled chamber. One spinning disk confocal: a Nikon inverted spinning disk microscope system with an incubation chamber (Eclipse Ti with Yokogawa disk CSU-W1).

The facility counts also two Zeiss widefield microscopes for brightfield and epifluorescence illumination (Zeiss Apotome and Zeiss Colibri).

In addition, the LMF MDIBL comprises three macroscopes systems / zoom microscopes to observe large samples or complete model organisms in brightfield and epifluorescence: one Olympus stereomicroscope system (MVX10) and two Zeiss stereomicroscope systems (SteREO Discovery V12), fully automated and one AxioZoom V16 , fully automated with an ApoTome attachment).

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