Light microscopy

Wide Field Microscope:
Inexpensive technique, suitable for long observations on thin or low-magnification samples. Samples can be observed in fluorescence, in transmission if they are stained, or by creating phase or interferential contrast (DIC).

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Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope:
Particularly suitable for 3-dimensional sample observations thanks to the optical section. It is useful for interaction and molecular dynamics studies, photoactivation and photoconversion.

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Spinning Disk:
The spinning disk confocal microscope allows to obtain an image with an axial resolution close to that obtained with laser scanning confocal. In addition, allows fast acquisitions and considerably limits photobleaching and phototoxicity.

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TIRF :

Very appropriate technique for the studies of localization and dynamics of plasma membrane molecules.

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Stéréo-microscope :

Allows the stereoscopic perception (in relief) of samples at low magnification and facilitates their manipulation with the eyepiece. The microscope also allows the acquisition of images and films by transmission, reflection and fluorescence illumination.

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Micro-injector :

Allows the introduction into living organisms (cells in culture, embryos, Drosophila oocytes, ...) of foreign molecules, such as DNA, RNA, proteins, toxins, dyes (fluorescent tracers or not).

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