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!
Image of murine-brain tissue showing a region removed with UV laser microdissection.

RNA Quality after Different Tissue Sample Preparation

The influence of sample preparation and ultraviolet (UV) laser microdissection (UV LMD) on the quality of RNA from murine-brain tissue cryo-sections is described in this article. To obtain good…

20 Years of Leica Laser Microdissection

Phenotype-genotype correlations are key for insight. From Eye to Insight is therefore fitting perfectly to Leica Microsystems and in particular to laser microdissection. Laser Microdissection, also…

Medicinal Use of Qianhu Plant Roots

This study focused on tissue-specific metabolite profiling and comparison of various parts of bolting and unbolting Peucedanum praeruptorum Dunn (Qianhu in Chinese). The qualitative and quantitative…

Improving RNA Analysis with Laser Microdissection

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder connected with cell death of dopamine-releasing neurons in the brain. Differences in gene expression between individual…

How to improve your Alzheimer Protein Analysis with Laser Microdissection

Brain Research: Collect pure starting material for proteomics - Improve your workflow with Laser Microdissection - Many brain diseases result from protein malfunction, misfolding and agglutination.…

How to improve your DNA Mutation Analysis Workflow with Laser Microdissection

DNA mutations lead to abnormal proteins or missing functional proteins, which can cause cells to multiply uncontrollably and become cancerous. To find and understand the underlying mutation for a…

Live Cell Isolation by Laser Microdissection

Laser microdissection is a tool for the isolation of homogenous cell populations from their native niches in tissues to downstream molecular assays. Beside its routine use for fixed tissue sections,…

Correlation of Phenotype and Genotype – microscopic samples and their biomolecular backgrounds

Seeing is believing, this is what makes microscopes, imaging systems, or box-type imagers so important for researchers in many different fields like pathology research, cancer research, neuroscience,…

Workflows & Protocols: Plant Laser Microdissection

During Leica workshops for LMD users in Brazil, hosted by the Federal University of Paraná/UFPR (UFPR) at the Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura/USP (CENA), the power of laser microdissection…
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