The Microbial Imaging Facility (MIF) at UTS has been established to provide:
High-resolution imaging of microorganisms such as bacteria and parasites, and their interactions with host eukaryotic cells.
High-resolution imaging of biological processes within larger eukaryotic cells.
Equipment for flow cytometry and biological specimen preparation for optical and electron microscopy.
MIF is comprehensively equipped with sophisticated and state-of-the-art optical microscopes for epifluorescence, deconvolution, confocal and live-cell imaging microscopy.
DeltaVision OMX Blaze™
We are pleased to announce the installation of the DeltaVision OMX Blaze™ imaging system. The UTS MIF is the first commercial installation site in the world for this exciting new technology which incorporates an ultra-fast structured illumination module and the latest advanced high speed scientific CMOS cameras, enabling live-cell, multi-colour super-resolution 3D-SIM imaging.
This new imaging system replaces our original DeltaVision OMX 3D-SIM ™ structured illumination imaging system installed in the MIF in 2009 which was the second commercial OMX installation in the world.
Our relationship with the OMX manufacturer Applied Precision (a GE Healthcare company) based in the United States reflects the high calibre cutting-edge research being conducted within the MIF at UTS. We are playing a pioneering role in bringing this state-of-the-art microscopy technology to Australia and are keen to foster collaborative partnerships with scientists from academic institutions and industry.