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Welcome to Simon Fraser University's Confocal Microscopy Facility website.

Microscopy equipment

WaveFX spinning disc confocal system (Quorum Technologies)

  • Zeiss Axio Observer inverted microscope
  • Yokogawa CSU-10 confocal head
  • lasers: 441, 491, 561, 647 nm
  • objectives: 10X, 25X multi-immersion, 40X oil, 63X oil, 63X water/glycerin, 100X oil
  • Hammamatsu 9100 EMCCD camera
  • capabilities: FRAP (405 300mW laser); Photoactivation; FRET
  • software: Volocity acquisition, quantitation, visualization, deconvolution; FRAP modules; Improvision License Server
  • Training and Standard Operating Procedures for WaveFX spinning disc confocal system

Nikon A1R laser scanning confocal system



This facility has been generously funded by

Microscopy technician

Tim Heslip
778-782-6807 office
Mon-Fri 9:30-4:30pm
availability schedule


Location of Facility

The facility is situated in room SSB7145 of the South Science Building (directions).


Useful Microscopy Resources


Microscopy oversight committee

Please feel free to contact the oversight committee with suggestions for improving the Facility.


All users, please read carefully.