The Microscopy Unit provides access to advanced light and electron microscopes as well as the expertise of dedicated imaging scientists. We support clients from both research and industry, and our applications range from material science to biomedical research.
Hence, we provide custom image analysis, comprehensive sample preparation for both light and electron microscopy, and consultation.
Live Cell Imaging
Sample: Glioma Cells
Instrument: Zeiss LSM 780
Description: Our temperature and gas control stage allows for live cell imaging of cellular and organellar events. Here, parts of the mitochondrial were photoactivated in order to quantify the rate at which they fuse and divide.
Serial Block-Face SEM
Sample: Zebrafish Larvae Brain
Instrument: ThermoFisher Apreo Volumescope
Description: Serial Block-Face SEM allows for volumetric acquisition of resin embedded samples in which structures of interest can be segmented and assessed in 3D. In this example, the volumetric rendering of connected neurons in the cortical region of a zebrafish larvae brain is shown.
Lize Engelbrecht | Madelaine Frazenburg | Dr Jurgen Kriel | Dr Alicia Botes
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