Several systems are available at the imaging Facility at the Hearing institute: Confocals, Spining disk, electronic microscope and fluorescence microscopes. These instruments allow observing the sample at different levels, from the entire organoid to the details of intracellular structures (~150nm of lateral resolution in optical microscopy and ~10nm resolution in electronic microscopy). In collaboration with the imaging facility (Imagopole) and the imaging analysis Hub of Pasteur Institute, we offer support in the imaging acquiring process as well as the treatment, analysis and interpretation of images.
We are currently working to propose a service of guidance in sample preparation. In particular we are now responsible of the cell culture and histology rooms. We will put in place protocols of sample preparation and labelling for typical research activities of the Hearing Institute.