Cell Biology Imaging Facility

The Department of Cell Biology Imaging Facility is located in room 5-05E Medical Sciences Building.


Zeiss 510 NLO laser scanning confocal microscope

  • Argon laser
  • HeNe laser
  • Zeiss ZEN acquisition software (http://www.zeiss.com/micro)
  • AxioImager Inverted Microscope stand (10x, 20x, 40x, 63x, 100x objectives)
  • FRAP enabled
  • Rates and microscope usage policy

This instrument is administered through the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Cell Imaging Facility. For information, please contact Dr. Stephen Ogg at the following site: (https://ualberta.corefacilities.org/service_center/show_external/3234/fomd-cell-imaging-centre)

Perkin Elmer Ultraview Vox spinning disc confocal microscope for live cell imaging

  • 405, 488, 546 diode laser excitation
  • Leica DMBRE inverted microscope
  • Stage mounted chamber (temperature and CO2 regulated)

(For more information on the Ultraview Vox system, contact Dr. Thomas Simmen at 780-492-1546)

Perkin Elmer Ultraview ERS spinning disc confocal microscope for live cell viewing
(Located in the Simmonds Lab, 5-19 Medical Sciences Building)

  • 405, 488, 540, 657 Solid State laser module
  • Zeiss Axiolmager M inverted microscope (5x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 63x (oil), 63x (water), 100x)
  • Stage mounted heating module

(For more information on the Ultraview ERS system, contact Dr. Andrew Simmonds at 780-492-1840)

Image Processing PC Workstation



  • Use of the spinning disc systems must be arranged directly with Dr. Simmonds or Dr. Simmen.