Zeiss PALM MicroBeam laser microdissection instrument is located at the EE building (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2), 3rd floor, lab 3121.
The instrument is built on the Axio Observer.Z1 body. It has a basic epifluorescence equipment, two digital cameras and a hood. For complete specifications, please see the list below.
The instrument is available to all users, after a short initial training. An hourly fee of 30€ (University of Helsinki users) / 60€ (other users, VAT(alv) 0%) is applied to cover for the running costs. Basic disposables such as membrane slides and capture tubes can be purchased from the laboratory on cost recovery basis; please note that we are not routinely stocking all disposables so contact us in advance).
To apply for access, please contact the administrator by email to lcm-admin(at)helsinki(dot)fi, specifying the following details:
Manuals and protocols are available in the Zeiss PALM MicroBeam Moodle area.
University of Helsinki users can book the instrument using Outlook calendar:
To receive notifications concerning MicroBeam users, subscribe to our users' mailing list by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with no subject, and "subscribe lcm-viikki (at) Helsinki(dot)fi" as the message body.
Mikael Niku and Santeri Suokas (Division of Veterinary Biosciences) are currently responsible for running the instrument.