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!
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…
Correlation of markers in the LM and the FIB image.

How to Target Fluorescent Structures in 3D for Cryo-FIB Milling

This article describes the major steps of the cryo-electron tomography workflow including super-resolution cryo-confocal microscopy. We describe how subcellular structures can be precisely located in…
LNG-non-LNGHeLa cells labeled with light blue –Hoechst, Nuclei

Precise 3D Targeting for EM Imaging - Access What Matters

Find out how the seamless cryo-electron tomography workflow Coral Cryo uses confocal super resolution to target your structure of interest more precisely.
SEM image of the full Li-NMC electrode sample, showing the two porous layers and the metal film at the center of the structure.

Cross Section Ion Beam Milling of Battery Components

Sample Preparation of Lithium battery systems requires high quality surface preparation to evaluate their internal structure and morphology. Due to the brittle materials involved, preparing pristine…

How to Successfully Perform Live-cell CLEM

Coral Life provides a streamlined live-cell CLEM solution for getting insight bout structural changes of cellular components over time. Besides the technical handling described in the workflow manual,…

How to Successfully Implement Coral Life

The live-cell  CLEM workflow allows you to capture dynamic information related to a relevant biological process as it happens and put these observations into their ultrastructural context. The Leica…
HeLa Kyoto cells (HKF1, H2B-mCherry, alpha Tubulin, mEGFP). Left image: Maximum projection of a z-stack prior to ICC and LVCC. Right image: Maximum projection of a mosaic z-stack after ICC and LVCC.

How to Improve Live Cell Imaging with Coral Life

For live-cell CLEM applications, light microscopy imaging is a critical step for identifying the right cell in the right state at the right time. In this article, Leica experts share their insights on…

The Cryo-CLEM Journey

This article describes the Cryo-CLEM technology and the benefits it can provide for scientists. Additionally, some scientific publications are highlighted. Recent developments in cryo electron…
The EM ICE Nano loading area

How to Keep Your Samples Under Physiological Conditions

The Coral Life workflow combines dynamic data with the best possible sample fixation by high pressure freezing. However, good sample preservation won’t help if your cells are stressed by temperature…
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