IR Imaging with the LSM 980 confocal microscope

Enhancing your ability to see deeper and for longer inside biological samples

Confocal microscopy is a powerful tool for investigating biological systems, significantly enhancing the information available to researchers about the behaviour and structure of cells and organelles. Extending the range of fluorescent markers into the IR spectrum not only increases the flexibility of experiments that can be performed, but also provides extended penetration depth and more gentle imaging characteristics. Some examples are highlighted exploring how IR imaging has been implemented with the LSM 980 confocal instrument. Artificial intelligence can be coupled with the use of IR imaging and the use of highly connected workflows to increase the productivity and quality of information generated from the instrument.

Key Learnings

  • Understand the benefits of utilising IR wavelengths for imaging
  • See how IR imaging fits into your experimental protocol
  • Learn more about the use of artificial intelligence and connected microscopy


Gavin Symonds

Gavin graduated from The University of Sydney in 1995 with a degree in Science.
His interest in optical imaging developed from a project during his studies that involved characterising the behaviour of a benchtop experimental multichannel
confocal microscope, and examining the resolution performance of immunogold and silver labeled cells undergoing mitosis. Gavin joined ZEISS in 1995 and has had a variety of roles including technical and application support. Gavin is currently the product manager for the LSM/ Elyra/ Lightsheet portfolios.

30th August 2021 | 2PM AEST

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