Video: Confocal and multiphoton microscopy

This video explains the process of using confocal and multiphoton microscopy to create images

Confocal and multiphoton microscopy are non-invasive fluorescent imaging techniques that use lasers of different wavelengths to excite the sample and produce the image. Samples can be detected simply from autofluorescence of the tissue or labelled with fluorochromes to highlight specific tissues.

Watch the video below, which explains the process of using confocal and multiphoton microscopy to create images.

This video was produced for the 2009 Wellcome Image Awards

Running time 3 mins 57 secs

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About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘The Cell’ in January 2011 and reviewed and updated in September 2015.

Topic:
Cell biology
Issue:
The Cell
Education levels:
16–19, Continuing professional development