FrankenScope

FrankenScope is an automated inverted wide-field microscope built from repurposed and recycled components. It is capable of extended live cell imaging (+96 h) with very low phototoxicity, due to its pE-4000 LED light engine and Hamamatsu Orca Flash V.2 sCMOS camera.

 

16 precise and narrow LED excitation wavelengths are available on our wide-field microscope (FrankenScope). 

FrankenScope is controlled through the MicroManager open source microscopy software and offers complete hardware control. Facility manager Anna will gladly teach you how to use it and help you program settings for your experiments.

 

Contact:

Anna Lång, PhD

Telephone: +47 23013915

E-mail: anna.lang@rr-research.no

Leica DM6000 B wide-field microscope

The Leica DM6000B is an automated upright epifluorescence microscope equipped with high magnification objectives and a Hamamatsu Imageµ-1κ EM-CCD camera. It is ideal for acquiring images of weak fluorescent proteins in cell cultures, tissues and whole organisms, such as bacteria. ‚Äč

Living E. coli cells with fluorescent foci of replication origins (red), replisomes (cyan) and the replication fork trailing protein SeqA (green).

Helgesen E, Fossum-Raunehaug S, Skarstad K, 2016, J Bacteriol 31;198(8):1305-16.

 

The Leica DM6000B is an automated upright epifluorescence microscope equipped with high magnification objectives and a Hamamatsu Imageµ-1κ EM-CCD camera. It is ideal for acquiring images of weak fluorescent proteins in cell cultures, tissues and whole organisms, such as bacteria. 

Microscope features:

  • Automated stage
  • 40x 0.65 NA air objective, Ph2
  • 63x 1.4 NA oil objective, Ph3
  • 100x 1.46 NA oil objective, DIC
  • 100x 1.4 NA oil objective, Ph3
  • Filter cubes for multiple wave lengths including DAPI

Contact:

Anna Lång, PhD

Telephone: +47 23013915

E-mail: anna.lang@rr-research.no