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Free Consultation: Let's Talk Science!

Not sure what microscope to use (we have lots!)? Not sure what fluorophores to use? What are the new technologies now available? How can you analyze your data?

Let us help you See the Science by making an appointment to get a no-cost consultation meeting with us! Just email our groupmail to make the appointment.

We will talk about your science and your scientific goals. For confocal microscopy and electron microscopy, there are pragmatic questions to address. However, we can advise about general scientific strategy, even if microscopy isn't involved! All the technical staff have advanced degrees and have done bench research in multiple disciplines.

Together, we can help you See the Science.


Confocal microscopy: Practical questions to be answered:

  1. What are your samples? Tissue, cells, other? And about how thick is your sample?
  2. Are you looking to see intracellular morphology or are you trying to count the number of cells expressing a particular protein?
  3. Are you doing live-cell/live-tissue work? If so, do you need any extra environmental controls (temp, CO2, etc)?
  4. How many fluorescent labels will you be using and, if you know yet, what are those labels? (e.g. Alexa 488, DAPI and Texas Red...)
  5. Is there a publication you are referencing? If so, would you please bring or email it.

Transmission electron microscopy: Practical questions to be answered:

  1. What are your samples? Tissue, cells, other? How big is the region of interest (preferably <1mm3)?
  2. How are you harvesting the tissue? Do you need fixative appropriate for EM (freshly prepared fix is best for preserving ultrastructure)?
  3. Is there a publication you are referencing? If so, would you please bring or email it.

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