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Fluorescence Microscopy

The EVOS FL Cell Imaging System is an easy-to-use, high-quality microscope for epifluorescence applications. In epifluorescence microscopy, components of the cell can be labeled with special dyes that emit light at specific wavelengths. The microscope measures the amount of light that is emitted at each wavelength, and converts that into a colored image. This allows the user to observe the microscopic structures within the cell.

Epifluorescence microscopy is a powerful tool with a wide range of applications for research and education. At Judson College, every undergraduate biology major has the opportunity to operate our epifluorescence microscope, either as part of a laboratory course, or during Honors Research projects. The Judson College Biology Department also offers BIO 215 – Advanced Microscopy and Instrumentation, where students can learn the theory and practice behind this and other microscopic techniques. This resource provides students training in imaging techniques, which are of growing importance in medical diagnostics.