Resources Confocal Microscope

Technical Overviews

Concepts in Confocal Microscopy

An extensive collection of articles covering fundamentals, instrumentations, applications, and terminology. From leading experts in confocal microscopy including Michael W. Davidson and Olympus America Inc.

From: Olympus America, Inc.
Olympus America, Inc.
Authors: David W. Piston, Kenneth R. Spring, Matthew Parry-Hill, Thomas J. Fellers, and Michael W. Davidson
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Fundamental Concepts in Confocal Microscopy

From basic concepts to advance articles on aberrations, three-color imaging, and confocal reflection microscopy from leading experts.

From: Nikon Instruments USA
Nikon Instruments USA
Authors: K. W. Dunn, E. Wang, J.B. Pawley, S.M. Parry-Hill, T.J. Fellers, M. Davidson
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Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy

Molecular Expressions' articles including those done in conjunction with Nikon MicroscopyU and Olympus America Inc.

From: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Authors: K. W. Dunn, E. Wang, J.B. Pawley, S.M. Parry-Hill, T.J. Fellers, M. Davidson
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Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy

Highly recommended resource. Nathan S. Claxton, Thomas J. Fellers, and Michael W. Davidson

From: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
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Confocal Microscopy

Excellent overview and introduction to confocal microscopy.

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The Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope Overview

Power point presentations and video lectures on confocal microscopy. Includes history, principles, and applications.

From: Cytometry Laboratories, Purdue University
Cytometry Laboratories, Purdue University
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Spinning Disk Confocal Microscopy

Review spinning disk microscopy from a historical perspective, as well as current instrumentation that is being used today. Also included is information on resolution and digital camera systems.

From: Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC
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Confocal Microscopy Leica Science Lab

The Leica site is includes articles by staff, freelance writers, and users, tutorials, and abstracts that are linked to publications. Webinars are available on demand and require registration.

From: Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH
Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH
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Introductions and Briefs

How does a confocal microscope work?

An explaination on how a confocal microscope works. It is not too technical but includes some details on optics.

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Lectures and Videos

Kurt Thorn (UCSF): Confocal Microscopy

A clear and interesting presentation of basic principles of confocal microscopy, with specific discussions of the operation of laser scanning and spinning disk confocal microscopes and of their application to biology.

From: Nikon Imaging Center, University of California San Francisco
Nikon Imaging Center, University of California San Francisco
Authors: Kurt Thorn
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Techniques

Confocal light sheet microscopy: micron-scale neuroanatomy of the mouse brain

By combing light sheet illumination with confocal microscopy, researchers were able to capture high resolution images of slices of whole mouse brains. The slices were reconstucted into a a macroscopic view of the whole organ with a resolutin of a few microns.

From: , University of Florence
University of Florence
Authors: L. Silvestri, A. Bria, L. Sacconi, G. Iannello, and F. S. Pavone
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Article

How the Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopeentered Biological Research

From: , Medical Research Council
Medical Research Council
Authors: W. B. Amosa,*, J.G. White
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