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Epalinges > Light Sheet Microscope update

The light sheets are now well aligned. However, the lens for chromatic correction has to be exchanged. Moreover, we sometimes experience some issues at startup due to bad connection from the software with the different lasers.

PMT 2 fixed and new Argon Laser on LSM 880 Epalinges

The PMT has been replaced, and a new Argon laser has been installed. Please check your settings if you are doing quantitative analysis.

Course Reminder : Introduction to Fluorescence Imaging for the Analysis of Living Cells

This introductory course given by Jean-Yves Chatton will start on January the 7th 2020. It is an excellent starting point or refresher for anyone having to deal with imaging and microscopy in their research. You can find the complete course program on the Courses page of this website : Registration is free and can be…
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New Argon Laser on the Zeiss LSM 880 at the Epalinges campus

The Argon Laser of the Zeiss LSM 880 confocal microscope located at the Epalinges campus has been replaced. Users of this system should see a jump in signal intensity when using stored acquisition parameters on dyes excited by this laser. They should take this into consideration when comparing results. The CIF Staff

Live Cell Imaging Workshop Slides available in the download section

This workshop’s goal is to give you key elements to understand what is needed to optimize live cell imaging experiments. Widefield, spinning disk, what are the potential issues and how to address them. Available in the download section.

F-Techniques slides from the CIF Workshop available in the download section

Last week Luigi Bozzo presented the workshop on “F-Techniques”, explaining the principles of advanced imaging techniques like FRAP, FCS. FRET, FLIM and some possible combination of them, along with applications. The slides of the workshop are available to download as a PDF version in the download section. The CIF Staff

The Airyscan system for improved confocal resolution

The best way to achieve a 140 nm xy resolution and increase the S/N ratio about 4 to 8-fold for your confocal measurements! The technology from Carl Zeiss is available at the CIF in of our Bugnon (LSM 780), Dorigny (LSM 880) and Epalinges (LSM 880/800) facilities. The Airyscan technique is based on traditional confocal…
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New Zeiss LSM 900 at the Bugnon campus availability

The new Zeiss LSM 900 confocal at the Bugnon campus is beeing progressively made available to the CIF users. People interested in getting an introduction on this machine should get in touch with Luigi Bozzo. Worth knowing: Being brand new, please note that we have still to get familiar with the specifities of this setup…
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Edito > 15.10.2019

The Cellular Imaging Facility (CIF) offers its services to all researchers from the FBM and the CHUV thanks to its three antennas at the Dorigny, Bugnon and Epalinges sites. By the end of 2018, the CIF du Bugnon’s offer was completed by a new antenna in the Agora building, which will significantly increase the volume…
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The CIF welcomes a new collaborator

This CIF platform is happy to welcome Luigi Bozzo as new Technical Manager for the CIF Agora antenna. Luigi Bozzo has a solid theoretical and practical knowledge in light microscopy accumulated over 10 years of experience.