The Advanced Imaging Lab is part of the Imaging and Cytometry Unit (UIC), at the Gulbenkian Science Institute, Oeiras, Portugal. It is an advanced light microscopy facility that focuses on the imaging of biological events at the cellular/molecular level of fixed or living cells or tissue.
Though the laboratory's aim is to provide researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia with microscopy instrumentation and services, we also offer the same services to outside groups or companies. Charges may be applied in these cases.
The Advanced Imaging Lab currently has a few microscopes divided in three categories.
Confocal microscopy offers several advantages over conventional widefield optical microscopy, including the ability to control depth of field, elimination or reduction of background information away from the focal plane (that leads to image degradation), and the capability to collect serial optical sections from thick specimens.
A wide-field fluorescence microscope uses a lamp, e.g. a Mercury arc lamp, to illuminate and excite the specimen. This is a fast and economical way to obtain fluorescent images, which can be viewed directly with your eyes through the ocular or captured with a camera. Thin specimens that do not require confocal imaging might be better analyzed using a conventional widefield microscope as it offers unsurpassed signal to noise.
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