Training

The CMI provides training and assistance in Brightfield, widefield, Confocal, Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy. The centre is a unique and important resource for members of the scientific community as they approach a variety of research problems that call for Microscopy techniques.

On-campus researchers have access to the centre, and investigators from other third level institutes and the private sector are also welcomed. The CMI has the capacity to undertake a limited amount of work, as well as offering assistance or advice in the following areas:

  • Brightfield Microscopy - including DIC and Phase Contrast imaging.
  • Flurorescence Microscopy - including live time lapse imaging.
  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
  • Confocal Microscopy laser scanning imaging.
  • Raman imaging and spectroscopy.
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy.
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Brightfield, Fluorescence, Confocal , TEM and SEM sample preparation
  • Negative staining.
  • Specimen coating.
  • Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDX).
  • Elemental analysis.
  • Immunocytochemistry in conjunction with  Fluorescence, Confocal  and Electron Microscopy.
  • 3D and 4D Imaging Analysis.
  • Morphometry and Stereology.

Services provided by the CMI staff can be tailored to the needs of the investigator. The examination of a broad range of specimens from cultured cells to polymers, and from nanoparticles to botanical samples can be carried out by the CMI.