Machine list / Microscope, X-ray microCT, Image Analysis Workstation

The Okazaki campus (National Institute for Basic Biology, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, and Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems) has a variety of microscopes and imaging equipment. This page lists the microscopes mainly in the Optical Analysis Room. At the end of this page, we also provide a list of common/common microscopes managed by other laboratories and facilities. If you want to use these microscopes, please contact us first.

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The following microscopes are available for common use in other facilities and laboratories.
You need to apply for the use of these microscopes, but please contact us for details.
If you are not sure which microscope to use, please contact us (img [at]


The Leica STED 3X FALCON in the Yamate 3rd bldg. 5th floor is the common equipment of ExCELLS (Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems), not our facility's.
If you're interested in it, please contact Dr. NEMOTO (tn [at] or Dr. NONAKA (snonaka [at] in ExCELLS.

Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 (Lightsheet microscope)

If you're interested in it, please contact Dr. NONAKA (snonaka [at]

TEM technical support service

We don't have transmitted electron microscope (TEM), but offer their technical service, such as sample preparation, observation, and machine usage, especially about plant sample.
 If you are interested in the service, please contact us (ols [at]