Cellular imaging

The core facilities of the ICM provide scientific support for researchers at all stages of their projects: from the molecule to the person. These facilities are organized in six thematic groups called silos.
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A group of platforms in the ICM is entirely dedicated to cell and tissue imaging. It offers the most recent techniques thanks to its advanced imaging systems, from fluorescence and light microscopy to electron microscopy.

  • Classical microscopy: observation of microscopic elements by reflection.
  • Video-microscopy: observation of moving cells in real time.
  • Fluorescence microscopy: observation of molecules, cells or tissue slices based on the phenomena of fluorescence and phosphorescence. It includes classical fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, bi-photonic microscopy, spinning disk confocal microscopy.
  • Transmission electron microscopy: observation at very high resolution of the different compartments of the cell (organelles, viruses, crystals, molecules).

Scientific director: A. Baron-Van Evercooren.
Director of operations: C. M. Bachelet.