Cellular Imaging Unit

The department of Cell Biology & Histology harbors the central core facility Cellular Imaging, which includes the central flow facility (flow analyzers and cell sorters), advanced fluorescence microscopy (2 Leica SP8 confocals with FRET-FLIM, superresolution, CLEM, upright and inverted wide-field, automated live cell imaging), electron microscopy (scanning and transmission EM, tomography, freeze-fracturing, immune-EM) and a central workstation for data analysis.

The facility is part of the van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy (LCAM), collaboration between three innovative microscopy centers at the Faculty of Science (FNWI) of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), and the AMC. It also provides such services as the linkage of various hardware and software applications within the laboratory information management system, and the development of dedicated software applications and analysis tools.