The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Microscopy and Cytometry Facility

Providing services in all aspects of optical and electron microscopy, histology, flow cytometry, and cell sorting

The Facility is specialized in four clusters – optical microscopy, electron microscopy, histology and flow cytometry – equipped with confocal microscopes, research fluorescence microscopes, transmission- and scanning electron microscopes, flow cytometers and a cell sorter, and whose research staff is engaged in experimentation, training, project collaboration and consultation.

 

Picture of the Month

 

High resolution FESEM image of microfibrils of onion epidermal cell wall at 200,000x. The microfibrils are laid out in a branced web pattern with single string of microfibrils about 3-5 nm in diameter. The image was taken by Yunzhen Zheng (Research Technologist, PI: Daniel Cosgrove, Dept of Biology); Microscope: Zeiss Sigma FESEM.