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Light Microscopy Facility (LMF)

Head: Cláudia Florindo, Ph. D.


UAlg Light Microscopy Facility allows researchers from different backgrounds and with different scientific questions the use of the equipment for their research.
We are the only Microscopy Facility south of Lisbon; therefore we serve a vast geographical area. We work with many researchers from different scientific fields, creating several synergies. As for already ongoing projects, they cover areas such as:

  • Oncology and Neurosciences
  • Marine research biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Archeology

UAlg Light Microscopy Facility has the expertise and equipment to conduct experiments in live cell imaging, FRET, FRAP, super-resolution and high sensitive confocal imaging (Airyscan), very fast live cell imaging (up to 400 frames per second 512X512-single channel), transmitted light techniques (phase DIC, phase contrast, brightfield and darkfield), and combining transmission light techniques with fluorescent microscopy. We also have specific software for image processing such as deconvolution and 3D restoration.

We collaborate with the university, teaching specific microscopy subjects and assisting on specialized fluorescent microscopy classes. We organize courses for theoretical bases of microscopy.

Our facility is open. UAlg LMF assists users in planning experiments and gives training and daily support to users.
To use the facility, one only need to get in contact with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss how can we help you and how can our equipment be used to solve your question.



Equipment @ UAlg-LMF



UAlg-LMF Team Members







CBMR - Centre for Biomedical Research

University of Algarve, FCT Bld. 8, Campus of Gambelas

8005-139 Faro, Portugal



(+351) 289 800 077 / (+ 351) 289 800 066 / (+351) 289 244495



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