New microscope arrives to sharpen our crystallographic works

We have been waiting for months for the ordered Zeiss microscope with 5M-pixel camera and a 10-inch monitor (bypassed light channel) to observe protein and protein complex crystals. It was shipped and installed in the late November. The Zeiss microscope came in at the perfect timing as we recently prepared 6 screening plates of target protein. The light is sharp and camera works perfectly. This microscope also equips with polarizer and dark-field contrast board to evaluate crystals. Now we can perform inspection of crystal formation in the lab every day.

We will combine advanced techniques and all available facilities on Academia Sinica campus (NMR center, Cryo-EM center) and in national synchrotron radiation research center (NSRRC) to determine important protein structures and functions.