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Confocal Microscopy Core Unit

Head of Unit:  Diego Megías
Overview

Optical microscopy has traditionally been an indispensable tool in cell biology studies. In fact, one of the main challenges in oncology research is the study of specific markers, expression patterns or individual cells in the tumour environment.

The Confocal Microscopy Unit provides CNIO Research Groups with all the standard methodologies and the latest advances in microscopy. We offer access to state-of-the-art equipment and software packages related to confocal microscopy, including technical and scientific advice and support to the CNIO scientists. The Unit is also actively involved in developing, testing and implementing new microscopy technologies, tools and imaging applications that could be of interest to the Research Groups. Training activities are also an essential component of our mission.