The Department of Biology is equipped with several state-of-the-art imaging microscopes including the Carl Zeiss LSM 710 NLO Laser Scanning Confocal/Multiphoton Microscope. The confocal microscope was obtained through a CFI-LOF (Canadian Foundation for Innovation –Leader’s Opportunity Fund) award to Drs. Craig Hawryshyn, Ian Chin-Sang and Paul Young. The LSM710 NLO confocal microscope is ideal for the most demanding microscopy applications and allows the simultaneous use of multiple fluorophores. Users can capture high-resolution images of fluorescent structures in living animals and thick tissue specimens. The high signal-to-noise ratio provided by the system ensures brilliant imaging of cellular and sub-cellular structures. The system includes a full suite of software to drive experiments in imaging, 3D reconstruction, timelapse, FRET and FRAP and will support a wide range of applications. Confocal/multi-photon microscopy is the gold standard for fluorescent imaging and the microscopy facility is available for departmental use. See confocal calendar for availability and rates.