Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan

Our lab places an emphasis in imaging, molecular biology and genetics

The lab has all the equipment required for high-standard studies in cellular and molecular biology with both flies and fish.


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Microscopes available in the lab are:

  • An Olympus Fluoview 1000 confocal microscope equipped with a SIM scanner with which we can simultaneously image and ablate/photoactivate. The ablation/photoactivation line uses a tornado scanner that allows fast activation by scanning with a spiral geometry
  • A 3I spinning-disc microscope enabling 3 colors fast imaging with 488 nm, 561 nm and 641 nm lasers
  • Another 3I spinning-disc microscope enabling 4 colors fast imaging with 405 nm, 488 nm, 561 nm and 641 nm lasers, and also equipped with TIRF and photo-ablation modules
  • A Zeiss two-photon microscope
  • A super-resolution STED CW microscope
  • A dual-color (with 488 nm and 561 nm lasers) home-built Single Plane Illumination Microscope


The Olympus Fluoview 1000 and one of the spinning discs in the lab

In addition, Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan supervises the NCCR imaging facility in our campus which contains, among other pieces of equipment:

  • Two confocal microscopes (Zeiss Metaview and Leica)


  • A JEOL JSM-6510LV scanning electron microscope