The microscopes are an Olympus FVX upright confocal (2 laser; e.g., Alexa 488 and Alexa 594) and an Olmypus FVX inverted confocal (3 laser; e.g., DAPI, Alexa 488 and Alexa594).

Those interested in use of the confocal microscopes should first e-mail Angie Best (, 4-2093) to organize a training session.

Following training, the FV1000 is available Fridays by appointment between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, in two (2) hour blocks, or by special arrangment. The FVX is available Monday-Friday depending on the user and amount of time required.

Users should sign up for hourly use of the confocal directly at the machine. Any other questions should be directed to Brant Isakson (, 4-8691).