Table of Services

Light Microscopy Facility

Live imaging - mitosis of a HeLa cell (Nikon C1, Bioptechs imaging chamber)

Live imaging - mitosis of a HeLa cell (Nikon C1, Bioptechs imaging chamber)

Four-channel labeling of HeLa cells (Nikon C1)

Four-channel labeling of HeLa cells (Nikon C1)

The rapid pace of gene discovery over the past decade has significantly expanded efforts to characterize gene function at the molecular, biochemical and cellular levels.  High resolution microscopy has become an essential component of all research programs at Fox Chase Cancer Center that are interested in characterizing gene and protein functions at the cellular and sub-cellular levels.  The light microscopy division of the Cell Imaging Facility provides users with the equipment and know-how to monitor cell behavior in real-time and also to visualize proteins inside cells with high spatial and temporal resolution. The Cell Imaging Facility is a valuable resource as it provides all FCCC investigators with the latest in imaging technologies, such as confocal microscopy, live imaging, and image acquisition and processing software for deconvolution microscopy, and the expertise of using these tools.