With the move into the new TRF building last November, the microscopy facility MMI-MHTP became integrated into the MHTP Technologies Platforms network. This facility has the opportunity to expand and acquire new systems and techniques.
New equipment includes a confocal microscope (Olympus FV1200), a stereology system (Olympus and Visiopharm) and two multi-well-plate imaging systems. An upgrade of the Nikon C1 confocal microscope expands its capabilities to serve as an automated imaging platform for slide scanning if required. On the image analysis side we have successfully acquired programming capabilities to customize and automate image analysis pipelines.
In 2015, super-resolution microscopy was established as a new capability in MMI and has already resulted in several publications in prestigious journals. A second leading-edge technique, light sheet microscopy, is currently being implemented. Both techniques are currently available at MMI Clayton Campus to researchers at the Hudson Institute and will be set up at the MMI-MHTP node in the near future as well.