The Microscopy Area is a research laboratory equipped with:

  • three laser scanning confocal microscopes for fluorescence studies of cell systems, intact organisms and biological tissues;
  • an Olympus IX81 inverted microscope and a Zeiss LSM 900 system for the live-imaging microscopy technique;
  • two field emission scanning electron microscopes for high resolution imaging of biological systems;
  • a transmission electron microscope for the ultrastructural analysis of biological systems;
  • the tools necessary for the preparation of samples for both scanning and transmission electron microscopy.