AFM microscope: this microscope has three major abilities force measurement, topographic imaging, and topographic manipulation.
Inverted microscope: this microscope has its light source and condenser on the top, while the objectives and turret are below the stage pointing up.
Confocal spinning disk microscope: this microscope is used for fluorescence experiments and tracking and imaging microorganisms in high speeds and low photobleaching.
The Olympus confocal DSU IX83 microscope is used regularly or intermittently by three teams in the Department@UQAM which is better to reserve it to avoid any experimental delays.
Rules for a reservation:
- Reservations cannot go beyond one week.
- If you need it for the whole day or night, please discuss it with Dan’s team members
- If someone is waiting after your reservation but you need some extra time, let the other person in the queue know well in advance. This can help avoid time-sensitive experiments.
- Also, do not forget to enter your information and the hour readings on the fluorescence light source in the logbook near the microscope.
- Contact Ayyappa in case the objective lens needs to be changed or cleaned etc, or you notice any issues when working with the microscope.