The Laser Microdissection (LMD, also known as Laser Capture Microdissection or LCM) enables users to isolate specific single cells or entire areas of tissue. Powered by a unique laser design and dynamic software, Leica LMD systems allow users to easily isolate Regions of Interest (ROI) from entire areas of tissue down to single cells or even subcellular structures such as chromosomes.

LMD is typically used in genomics (DNA), transcriptomics (mRNA, miRNA), proteomics, metabolomics (MS/MS), lipomics (MS/MS) and even next generation sequencing (NGS). Researchers in neurology, cancer research, plant analysis, forensics or climate research rely on this method. Furthermore, LMD is a perfect tool for live cell culture (LCC), for cloning and re-cultivation, manipulation or downstream analysis.


The upright digital research microscope simplifies your workflow with automated functions, easily captures publication-quality images by utilizing the CMOS camera, creates fast overviews of your samples, especially for slide-scanning applications and array tomography, and identifies ROIs instantly with the LAS X Navigator software.

Location: AIBN Bldg #75

Contact: Rick Webb: r.webb@uq.edu.au

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