Medical Laboratories

Confocal Imaging

Confocal Fluorescence Imaging

Image Analysis


Experimental Design

The confocal digital imaging unit is located in Room H1710 in the Health Sciences Centre. 
The unit operates on a fee-for-service basis, and is available to both internal and external users.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
9:00am-5:00pm. (Fall & Winter)
9:00am-4:30pm (Summer)

Equipment and Service

Olympus Fluoview FV1000 laser scanning microscope
  • Inverted biological microscope
  • 6 lasers with SIM scanner
          - 405 LD
          - 458 Argon
          - 515 Multi Argon
          - 543 Green HeNe
          - 568 Krypton/Argon
          - 633 Red HeNe
  • Broad application support including: multi-colour imaging, co-localization, and live-cell imaging.
  • User training is provided for a fee.
Olympus Fluoview FV300 laser scanning microscope
  • Upright biological microscope
  • 3 lasers
  • Equipped with a SC50 Olympus 5 megapixel digital colour camera.

Scheduling and Data Policies

  • Booking time is through the scheduler located in Room H1710, or via email (see below).
  • A requisition is required at time of use.
  • Users are responsible for removing data files at time of acquisition.
To book instrument time or to discuss technical questions email:

Biosafety Guidelines

For all biosafety guidelines refer to Memorial University Biosafety Policies and
Procedures Manual
All samples transported to the laboratory must be in a sealed container according to biosafety
guidelines. Laboratory coats and PPE must be worn at all times. 

Please Note: Users must add room H1710 to their current Biosafety certificate to use the facility.


Please remember to acknowledge any contributions of the EFCF in your publications, presentations, posters, and grant applications.

If the staff have provided technical and scientific advice beyond the routine, please consider them for authorship in your publications if appropriate.  Otherwise, a simple recognition in the acknowledgments sections such as the following is appreciated: “We thank Memorial University’s Medical Laboratories-Electron Microscopy/Flow Cytometry/ Confocal Microscopy for their support with this work.”

Educational Resources

Spectra of Fluorochromes


Contact Persons:

Stephanie Tucker B.Sc., M.Sc., CEMT., LHP.
Confocal Facility Supervisor
Phone: (709) 864-6556
Fax: (709) 864-4987

  Nick Newhook  BSc., MSc.
  Medical Technologist
  Phone: (709) 864-6556
  Fax: (709) 864-4987
Mailing Address:
Confocal Imaging Unit
Room H1710
Medical Laboratories
Faculty of Medicine
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL, A1B 3V6