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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

Light Microscopy (Imagerie-Gif)

Light Microscopy
Imagerie-Gif - Gif-sur-Yvette
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  • Macroscopy
  • Widefiled microscopy
  • Confocal laser scanning microscopy
  • Rapid confocal imaging by Spinning Disk or TIRF
  • 3D and 4D acquisitions (timelapse or spectral mode)
  • F-techniques (FRAP, FRET, FLIP, Photo-activation…)
  • Single molecule localization microscopy (PALM, dSTORM)
  • Correlative microscopy (light and electron microscopy)
  • Processing and Image Analysis
  • Training of the users for an autonomous use of the microscopes


  • Fluorescence macroscope (Nikon)
  • Widefield inverted microscope (DMI6000 - Leica) for live cell imaging (stage top incubator)
  • Confocal laser scanning microscopes (Leica SP8 upright and SP8X inverted with a white light laser that allows to excite fluorochromes at all the wavelengths between 470 and 670 nm)
  • Spinning-Disk microscope with motorized FRAP, TIRF arm and super resolution module (live-SR – GATACA Systems)
  • PALM – STORM Super Resolution microscope (N-STORM - Nikon) - Samples preparation laboratory for super resolution microscopy.
  • Image Analysis (ImageJ, Matlab, Imaris) and deconvolution software (Huygens, SVI)
  • Phytotrons for plant culture
  • 3D printer (Ultimaker 3)


Imagerie-Gif Manager

B. Satiat-Jeunemaître
+33 (0)1 69 82 37 98

Scientific Manager

R. Le Bars
+33 (1) 69 82 46 40

Platform engineers

Romain Le Bars
Sandrine Lécart
+33 (1) 69 82 46 40


Campus de Gif-sur-Yvette
Avenue de la Terrasse
91198 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex


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