The Core Service provides services to FLI researchers for standard histological techniques, including processing of tissues, sectioning and preparation of samples for the EM. EM service for external users is available upon arrangement.
Some standard histological stainings are also available, carried out either by the CS staff or by users themselves with guidance provided by the CS staff where appropriate.
The major services include paraffin sections, cryo-sections and histological stainings (H&E, Masson-Trichrome, NADH, Sirius Red, COX, Sudan-3).
The CS maintains the following equipment:
- Tissue processor
- Embedding center
- 2 Microtomes
- Ultramicrotome for EM
- 3 Cryostats
- Automatic stainer for H&E staining
- Cover slipper
- Transmission electron microscope
- Some secondary antibodies (fluorescent and Peroxidase), available upon request