The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) Advanced Microscopy Facility is one of the largest and most diverse light microscopy facilities in the Southern Hemisphere. Built around 24 high-end instruments, it offers researchers access to state-of-the-art imaging technology, leading visualisation software and experienced staff for training, support and experiment advice. The facility’s capabilities allow 3D imaging of whole brains through to sub-cellular structures within neurons with techniques such as:
Many of the instruments have been designed to allow imaging of live neurons and organisms to allow the study of dynamic processes related to neuroscience research, such as axon regeneration and neuronal survival. Researchers are supported by cloud-based deconvolution and image segmentation and analysis using Huygens Professional, Ilastik, CellProfiler, Imaris and Amira hosted on a GPU cluster and remote access data storage and management.
Aspects related to user access
Core facility management
Image data storage and analysis
Hands-on Custom-built two-photon scanned light-sheet microscope, LSM 710 confocal/two-photon, Elyra SIM/PALM/STORM, Roper iLas2 sptPALM, Diskovery spinning disk confocal, Yokogawa spinning disk confocal, Metafer automatic slide scanners and various wide-field instruments
Weekly neuroscience seminars
Other seminars, workshops, symposia at the University of Queensland