Confocal and Advanced Light Microscopy (CALM) Facility

Confocal and Light Microscopy (CALM)

CALM, based in the QMRI at Edinburgh’s Little France campus, offers access to confocal, spinning disk confocal, light-sheet and widefield microscopes with HO-licensed >5dpf zebrafish imaging, laser manipulation, timelapse and multiposition capabilities. Explore some of the systems and resources they offer users below, and be sure to check out their website for full details and the most up-to-date information.

MicroscopeUpright or invertedTimelapseMultipositionHO LicensedClass II PathogenOther features  
Leica TCS SP5 ConfocalInvertedDeconvolution, FRAP laser module, EMCCD
Leica TCS SP8 ConfocalInverted
Andor Revolution Spinning Disk ConfocalInvertedLaser Photo-manipulation
Leica DMi8 WidefieldInverted
Homebuild lightsheetDedicated sample holder for fish embryos
  • Huygens
  • Imaris
  • Volocity
  • Assisted imaging sessions
  • Remote imaging by facility staff
  • Access to incubators
  • Access to dissecting microscope
  • Full, comprehensive image acquisition service