Andor Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope (Human Biology Building)

Spinning disk microscopes are confocal systems with improved Z-resolution like other confocal microscopes. In contrast to confocal laser scanning microscopes, which have only one pinhole spinning disk microscopes have a disk containing multiple pinholes. The pinholes are arranged in such a way that by spinning the disk the whole field of view can be imaged. The disk can spin very fast resulting in an extremely fast confocal microscope.

 

High-speed multidimensional imaging with optical sectioning

Spinning disk modality produces high SNR images with minimal photobleaching

High sensitivity EMCCD camera

Laser lines for all classes of fluorescent proteins Incubation for mammalian cells

IR reflection based autofocus

Incubation chamber and Gas control