Confocal microscopy is revolutionizing many areas of study in biology. Through a process referred to as “optical sectioning,” confocal microscopes allow researchers to visualize samples without the need for destructive physical sectioning. Confocal microscopy also provides other advantages over transmitted and epifluorescence microscopy, including very high resolution 3D analysis of samples, and high-resolution time-lapse observations. To find out more about confocal microscopy, how it works, and how we’re using it at Ohio Wesleyan University, follow the links on the left.


A grant from the National Science Foundation made it possible for us to acquire an Olympus Fluoview 300 confocal microscope. With this addition to our already outstanding biological imaging facilities, we hope to provide all interested students with training on these cutting-edge instruments.

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Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
90 South Henry
Delaware, OH 43015


Chris Wolverton
P   740- 368-3503