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Murine esophageal organoids (DAPI, Integrin26-AF 488, SOX2-AF568) imaged with the THUNDER Imager 3D Cell Culture. Courtesy of Dr. F.T. Arroso Martins, Tamere University, Finland.

How to Get Deeper Insights into your Organoid and Spheroid Models

In this eBook, learn about key considerations for imaging 3D cultures, such as organoids and spheroids, and discover microscopy solutions to shed new insights into dynamic processes in 3D real-time
Fluorescence microscopy image of liver tissue where DNA in the nuclei are stained with Feulgen-pararosanilin and visualized with transmitted green light.

Epi-Illumination Fluorescence and Reflection-Contrast Microscopy

This article discusses the development of epi-illumination and reflection contrast for fluorescence microscopy concerning life-science applications. Much was done by the Ploem research group…
Application example of hyperspectral imaging

Potential of Multiplex Confocal Imaging for Cancer Research and Immunology

Explore the new frontiers of multi-color fluorescent imaging: from image acquisition to analysis
Molecular structure of the green fluorescent protein (GFP)

Introduction to Fluorescent Proteins

Overview of fluorescent proteins (FPs) from, red (RFP) to green (GFP) and blue (BFP), with a table showing their relevant spectral characteristics.
Multi-tissue array with 4 markers shown including DAPI, NaKATPase, PanCk, and Vimentin.

Spatial Biology: Learning the Landscape

Spatial Biology: Understanding the organization and interaction of molecules, cells, and tissues in their native spatial context
In vivo imaging of a mouse pial and cortical vasculature through a glass window (ROSAmT/mG::Pdgfb-CreERT2 mouse meningeal and cortical visualization following tamoxifen induction and craniotomy). Courtesy: Thomas Mathivet, PhD

Windows on Neurovascular Pathologies

Discover how innate immunity can sustain deleterious effects following neurovascular pathologies and the technological developments enabling longitudinal studies into these events.
Lifetime-based multiplexing in live cells using TauSeparation. Mammalian cells expressing LifeAct-GFP (ibidi GmbH) and labelled with MitoTracker Green. Acquisition with one detector, intensity information shown in grey. The two markers can be separated using lifetime information: LifeAct-GFP (cyan), MitoTracker Green (magenta). Image acquired with STELLARIS 5.

The Power of Reproducibility, Collaboration and New Imaging Technologies

In this webinar you willl learn what impacts reproducibility in microscopy, what resources and initiatives there are to improve education and rigor and reproducibility in microscopy and how…
AI-based workflow for fast rare event detection in living biological samples using Autonomous Microscopy powered by Aivia

AI Microscopy Enables the Efficient Detection of Rare Events

Localization and selective imaging of rare events is key for the investigation of many processes in biological samples. Yet, due to time constraints and complexity, some experiments are not feasible…
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How is Microscopy Used in Spatial Biology? A Microscopy Guide

Different spatial biology methods in microscopy, such as multiplex imaging, are helping to better understand tissue landscapes. Learn more in this microscopy guide.

Virtual Reality Showcase for STELLARIS Confocal Microscopy Platform

Take a seat directly next to our experts in front of the microscope, configure various multicolor experiments and see immediately the result. Be part of the highly interactive discovery tour of the…
Five-color FLIM-STED

Five-color FLIM-STED with One Depletion Laser

Webinar on five-color STED with a single depletion laser and fluorescence lifetime phasor separation.

Confocal Imaging of Immune Cells in Tissue Samples

In this webinar, you will discover how to perform 10-color acquisition using a confocal microscope. The challenges of imaged-based approaches to identify skin immune cells. A new pipeline to assess…
Combining spectrally resolved detection and fluorescence lifetime multiplexing

Live-Cell Fluorescence Lifetime Multiplexing Using Organic Fluorophores

On-demand video: Imaging more subcellular targets by using fluorescence lifetime multiplexing combined with spectrally resolved detection.
Donor (D) and acceptor (A) molecule which participate in FRET (Förster resonance energy transfer).

What is FRET with FLIM (FLIM-FRET)?

This article explains the FLIM-FRET method which combines resonance energy transfer and fluorescence lifetime imaging to study protein-protein interactions.

Insights into Vesicle Trafficking

STELLARIS provides integral access to complementary layers of information for dynamic, structural, and mechanistic insights into vesicle trafficking.

Visualizing Protein-Protein Interactions by Non-Fitting and Easy FRET-FLIM Approaches

The Webinar with Dr. Sergi Padilla-Parra is about visualizing protein-protein interaction. He gives insight into non-fitting and easy FRET-FLIM approaches.
Spectral separation of 11 fluorophores coupled to polystyrene beads on a STELLARIS confocal system.

Multiplexing through Spectral Separation of 11 Colors

Fluorescence microscopy is a fundamental tool for life science research that has evolved and matured together with the development of multicolor labeling strategies in cells tissues and model…
Transverse histological cut of a rabbit tongue. 50 Mpixels images (2326 µm x 1739 µm) in 14 x 18 tiles. Lifetime gives an additional contrast that allows to differentiate different structures in histological stainings.

A Guide to Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM)

The fluorescence lifetime is a measure of how long a fluorophore remains on average in its excited state before returning to the ground state by emitting a fluorescence photon.

TauInteraction – Studying Molecular Interactions with TauSense

Fluorescence microscopy constitutes one of the pillars in life sciences and is a tool commonly used to unveil cellular structure and function. A key advantage of fluorescence microscopy resides in the…
Depth coding of endothelial cells in zebrafish eye. Courtesy of Basile Gurchenkov, Imaging Center of the IGBMC, Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France.

Gentle 3D Imaging of Biological Samples

For 3D imaging of biological samples, light sheet microscopy is a powerful and sensitive tool allowing you to measure (sub)cellular dynamics over long periods of time. Meanwhile, confocal microscopy,…
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Find Relevant Specimen Details from Overviews

Switch from searching image by image to seeing the full overview of samples quickly and identifying the important specimen details instantly with confocal microscopy. Use that knowledge to set up…
Confocal imaging of a SARS-CoV-2-infected epithelia at 4 dpi (orthogonal sections)

STELLARIS Contributes to Understanding COVID-19 Infection

What are the structural and functional consequences of a SARS-CoV-2 infection? To answer this important question, the authors used 3D cultures that mimic an airway epithelium and used different…
Dynamic Signal Enhancement powered by Aivia:  Truly simultaneous multicolor imaging of live cells (U2OS) in 3D

Artificial Intelligence and Confocal Microscopy – What You Need to Know

This list of frequently asked questions provides “hands-on” answers and is a supplement to the introductory article about Dynamic Signal Enhancement powered by Aivia "How Artificial Intelligence…
Dynamic Signal Enhancement powered by Aivia: Truly simultaneous multicolor imaging of live cells (U2OS) in 3D

How Artificial Intelligence Enhances Confocal Imaging

In this article, we show how artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance your imaging experiments. Namely, how Dynamic Signal Enhancement powered by Aivia improves image quality while capturing the…

Spectroscopic Evaluation of Red Blood Cells

Hemoglobinopathies are a major healthcare problem. This study presents a possible diagnostic tool for thalassemia which is based on confocal spectroscopy. This approach exploits spectral detection and…

Visualizing Protein Degradation and Aggregation in the Living Cell

Our guest speaker, Prof Dr Eric Reits, presents his work on neurodegenerative disorders. Reits’ group are experts on the subject of Huntington’s disease and work towards identifying leads for…

Life Beyond the Pixels: Deep Learning Methods for Single Cell Analysis

Our guest speaker Prof Dr Peter Horvath presents his work on single cell-based large-scale microscopy experiments. This novel targeting approach includes the use of machine learning models and…
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Live Cell Imaging Gallery

Live cell microscopy techniques are fundamental to get a better understanding of cellular and molecular function. Today, widefield microscopy is the most common technique used to visualize cell…

Super-Resolution Microscopy Image Gallery

Due to the diffraction limit of light, traditional confocal microscopy cannot resolve structures below ~240 nm. Super-resolution microscopy techniques, such as STED, PALM or STORM or some…

Tissue Image Gallery

Visual analysis of animal and human tissues is critical to understand complex diseases such as cancer or neurodegeneration. From basic immunohistochemistry to intravital imaging, confocal microscopy…
Virally labeled neurons (red) and astrocytes (green) in a cortical spheroid derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells. THUNDER Model Organism Imagerwith a 2x 0.15 NA objective at 3.4x zoomwas used to produce this 425 μm Z-stack (26 positions), which is presented here as an Extended Depth of Field(EDoF)projection.

Neuroscience Images

Neuroscience commonly uses microscopy to study the nervous system’s function and understand neurodegenerative diseases.

Multicolor Image Gallery

Fluorescence multicolor microscopy, which is one aspect of multiplex imaging, allows for the observation and analysis of multiple elements within the same sample – each tagged with a different…

Cancer Research Image Gallery

Fluorescence microscopy allows the study of changes occurring in tissue and cells during cancer development and progression. Techniques such as live cell imaging are critical to understand cancer…

Cell Biology Image Gallery

Cell biology studies the structure, function and behavior of cells, including cell metabolism, cell cycle, and cell signaling. Fluorescence microscopes are an integral part of a cell biologist…

Adding Dimensions to Multiplex Molecular Imaging

Molecular imaging of living specimens offers a means to draw upon the growing body of high-throughput molecular data to better understand the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms of complex…
Root-hypocotyl junction of Arabidopsis thaliana. Image acquired with TauContrast. Sample courtesy: Dr. Melanie Krebs, COS, University of Heidelberg.

Benefits of TauContrast to Image Complex Samples

In this interview, Dr. Timo Zimmermann talks about his experience with the application of TauSense tools and their potential for the investigation of demanding samples such as thick samples or…

A New World of Confocal Applications with the Next Generation White Light Lasers

As biological questions get more complex, there is an increasing need to study multiple events simultaneously in the same specimen. When preparing the specimen for imaging experiments, this need is…
Influenca in lung epithelial cells (porcine) - THUNDER Imager 3D Cell Culture Influenca virus – red, cilia – green, Nuclei – blue.

How Can Immunofluorescence Aid Virology Research?

Modern virology research has become as crucial now as ever before due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. There are many powerful technologies and assays that virologists can apply to their research into…

LIGHTNINGによって試料から最大限の情報を引き出す

LIGHTNINGは、他の方法では簡単に可視化できない、微細な構造や形態を完全自動で明らかにする、適応能力に優れた情報抽出プロセスです。 LIGHTNINGは、画像全体を同一のパラメーターで演算する従来型の手法とは異なり、ボクセル(3次元画素)ごとに適切なパラメーターを算出することによって、最高の忠実度であらゆる微細形態を明らかにします。
Multicolor 3D imaging of live mammalian cell.

Expanding the Frontiers of Confocal Live Cell Imaging

Here we explore how STELLARIS unlocks the full power and potential of live cell studies by overcoming many common limitations and fully integrating fluorescence lifetime-based information to add a new…

Explore Innovative Techniques to Separate Fluorophores with Overlapping Spectra

In this article we explore several strategies you can take to improve the separation of fluorophores and increase the number of fluorescent probes you can distinguish in your sample.

STELLARIS White Light Lasers

When it comes to choosing fluorescent probes for your multi-color experiments, you shouldn’t have to compromise. Now you can advance beyond conventional excitation sources that limit your fluorophore…

TauSense Technology Imaging Tools

Leica Microsystems’ TauSense technology is a set of imaging modes based on fluorescence lifetime. Found at the core of the STELLARIS confocal platform, it will revolutionize your imaging experiments.…

The Power HyD Detector Family

Powerful photon counting detectors on the STELLARIS confocal platform provide improved photon counting, ultra-sensitive imaging and more color options in the NIR spectrum.

How to Uncover Hidden Dimensions in Research with Lifetime Imaging

Learn how fluorescence lifetime imaging adds information depth to your confocal experiments and reveals novel insights that are difficult or impossible to discover using conventional intensity-based…
Fluorescence microscopy image on the left with no distinction between the fluorescent signal and background autofluorescence. FLIM was used in the image on the right to differentiate autofluorescence in chloroplasts (blue) from the desired fluorescent signal from the cell membrane (green).

Learn how to Remove Autofluorescence from your Confocal Images

Autofluorescence can significantly reduce what you can see in a confocal experiment. This article explores causes of autofluorescence as well as different ways to remove it, from simple media fixes to…

DIVE Multiphoton Microscope Image Gallery

Today’s life science research focusses on complex biological processes, such as the causes of cancer and other human diseases. A deep look into tissues and living specimens is vital to understanding…

Nobel Prize 2013 in Physiology or Medicine for Discoveries of the Machinery Regulating Vesicle Traffic

On October 7th 2013, The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has decided to award The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 jointly to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof…

Handbook of Optical Filters for Fluorescence Microscopy

Fluorescence microscopy and other light-based applications require optical filters that have demanding spectral and physical characteristics. Often, these characteristics are application-specific and…
Fluorescence microscope image of a life-science specimen

An Introduction to Fluorescence

This article gives an introduction to fluorescence and photoluminescence, which includes phosphorescence, explains the basic theory behind them, and how fluorescence is used for microscopy.

応用分野

生細胞イメージング

視点を単体の顕微鏡コンポーネントから必要なすべての機能を備えた生細胞イメージングソリューションへと移し、ライカ マイクロシステムズは顕微鏡、LAS X イメージングソフトウェア、カメラおよび専用サードパーティコンポーネントを 1 つの完全な生細胞イメージングシステムに統合します。

超解像顕微鏡

ライカマイクロシステムズは、この分野のトップリサーチャーからの強い信頼を誇る超解像顕微鏡のパイオニアです。ライカマイクロシステムズは、GSDIMやSTEDといった、ワイドフィールドと共焦点顕微鏡に基づいた超解像製品をともに提供している唯一のサプライヤーです。

がん研究

がんは、成長調節における欠損細胞によって引き起こされる複雑な異質性疾患です。 細胞または細胞群内の遺伝的および後成的変化が通常の機能を妨げ、自律的、非制御の細胞成長と増殖を引き起こします。

オルガノイドと3D細胞培養

ライフサイエンス研究で近年最も目覚ましい発展の一つは、オルガノイド、スフェロイド、生体機能チップモデルなどの3D細胞培養システムの開発です。 3D細胞培養は、細胞が成長し、全3次元で周囲と相互作用できる人工環境です。 これらの条件は、生体内条件に似ています。

神経科学研究

神経変性疾患の理解向上に取り組んでいる、もしくは神経系の機能を研究をしていますか? ライカマイクロシステムズのイメージングソリューションによってブレイクスルーを起こす方法をご覧ください。

蛍光寿命イメージング

蛍光寿命イメージング顕微鏡法(FLIM)は、蛍光色素固有の特性を活かしたイメージング技術です。 各蛍光分子は、固有の蛍光スペクトルに加えて、蛍光体が光子放出前に励起状態に留まる時間を反映する固有の寿命を持っています。 寿命解析により、標準的な蛍光強度測定に加え、新たな情報を得ることができます。

細胞生物学

ヒトの健康と病気を細胞ベースで理解することを目的として研究を行う場合、関心のある細胞の構造および分子の詳細から対象の細胞を研究することが重要です。 その結果、細胞生物学における顕微鏡はかってないほどに重要なツールとなり、構造環境内で試料を詳細に調査したり、細胞内小器官や高分子を分析したりすることができます。 細胞生物学イメージングは、さまざまな光電子相関顕微鏡を使用して行われます。…

ウイルス学

ウイルス研究のためのイメージングと試料作製ソリューション

研究におけるモデル生物

モデル生物とは、特定の生物学的プロセスを研究するために研究者が使用する生物種です。 モデル生物は、人間と似た遺伝的特徴を持ち、遺伝子学、発生生物学、神経科学などの研究分野で一般的に使用されています。 通常、モデル生物は実験環境での維持や繁殖が容易であること、生殖サイクルが短いこと、または、特定の形質や病気を研究するために突然変異体を生成する能力を持つことで選ばれます。
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