Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research


Scanning electron micrograph of the dendrites of a cerebellar Purkinje cell - Hausser Lab


Zeiss 880 Airyscan FAST microscope

In Autumn 2016 a brand new Zeiss 880 Airyscan FAST microscope was installed in the Cruciform arm of B_CALM@UCL.  

This instrument has six laser lines (405, 458, 488, 514, 561, 633nm), a range of objectives allowing fast imaging of low-level fluorescence in sections or slices (e.g. 25x/0.8NA PlanApo multi-immersion, 0.57mm working distance) and GaAsP detectors allowing 96 frames/second image acquisition in FAST mode (512x512 pixels).  

It also includes Zeiss control and analysis software (ZEN) on the microscope and a free-standing workstation.  

This state of the art instrument is available to trained users within and outside UCL on a pay-per-use basis.