Concepts in Confocal MicroscopyAn extensive collection of articles covering fundamentals, instrumentations, applications, and terminology. From leading experts in confocal microscopy including Michael W. Davidson and Olympus America Inc.
Fundamental Concepts in Confocal MicroscopyFrom basic concepts to advance articles on aberrations, three-color imaging, and confocal reflection microscopy from leading experts.
Laser Scanning Confocal MicroscopyMolecular Expressions' articles including those done in conjunction with Nikon MicroscopyU and Olympus America Inc.
Laser Scanning Confocal MicroscopyHighly recommended resource. Nathan S. Claxton, Thomas J. Fellers, and Michael W. Davidson
Confocal MicroscopyExcellent overview and introduction to confocal microscopy.
The Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope OverviewPower point presentations and video lectures on confocal microscopy. Includes history, principles, and applications.
Spinning Disk Confocal MicroscopyReview spinning disk microscopy from a historical perspective, as well as current instrumentation that is being used today. Also included is information on resolution and digital camera systems.
Confocal Microscopy Leica Science LabThe Leica site is includes articles by staff, freelance writers, and users, tutorials, and abstracts that are linked to publications. Webinars are available on demand and require registration.
Introductions and Briefs
How does a confocal microscope work?An explaination on how a confocal microscope works. It is not too technical but includes some details on optics.
Lectures and Videos
Kurt Thorn (UCSF): Confocal MicroscopyA clear and interesting presentation of basic principles of confocal microscopy, with specific discussions of the operation of laser scanning and spinning disk confocal microscopes and of their application to biology.
Confocal light sheet microscopy: micron-scale neuroanatomy of the mouse brainBy combing light sheet illumination with confocal microscopy, researchers were able to capture high resolution images of slices of whole mouse brains. The slices were reconstucted into a a macroscopic view of the whole organ with a resolutin of a few microns.
Authors: L. Silvestri, A. Bria, L. Sacconi, G. Iannello, and F. S. Pavone