Science Lab

Science Lab

Science Lab

The knowledge portal of Leica Microsystems offers scientific research and teaching material on the subjects of microscopy. The content is designed to support beginners, experienced practitioners and scientists alike in their everyday work and experiments. Explore interactive tutorials and application notes, discover the basics of microscopy as well as high-end technologies – become part of the Science Lab community and share your expertise!

Multiplex Annotated Tissue Imaging System (MANTIS)

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.

Insights into Vesicle Trafficking

STELLARIS provides integral access to complementary layers of information for dynamic, structural, and mechanistic insights into vesicle trafficking.
Living HeLa cells stained with WGA-488 (yellow), SPY-Actin (cyan), and SiR-Tubulin (magenta). Instant Computational Clearing (ICC) was applied.

How to Perform Dynamic Multicolor Time-Lapse Imaging

Live-cell imaging sheds light on diverse cellular events. As many of these events have fast dynamics, the microscope imaging system must be fast enough to record every detail. One major advantage of…
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…

What is FLIM - Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy?

FLIM exploits fluorescence lifetime which is a measure of how long a fluorescent molecule or fluorophore remains on average in its excited state before returning to the ground state by emitting a…
Projection of a confocal z-stack before and after LIGHTNING applied. Sum159 cells, human breast cancer cells kindly provided by Ievgeniia Zagoriy, Mahamid Group, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany. Blue – Hoechst - indicates nuclei, Green – MitoTracker Green – mitochondria, and red – Bodipy - lipid droplets.

New Imaging Tools for Cryo-Light Microscopy

LIGHTNING super-resolution detection concept and TauSense technology facilitate better cryogenic fluorescence imaging for advanced cryo-correlative workflows. The quality of fluorescence microscope…
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.
Untreated Hela Kyoto cells stained to show the nucleus (Hoechst, blue), the cis-golgi matrix protein GM130 (AF488, green), and the trans-golgi network membrane protein TGN46 (AF647, red).

Golgi Organizational Changes in Response to Cell Stress

VIDEO ON DEMAND - In this episode of MicaCam, our special guest George Galea from EMBL Heidelberg will look at HeLa Kyoto cells treated with various chemotherapeutic agents to investigate their effect…
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