PTF Microscopy et IMagery MIM





Scientific manager : François Carlotti

Technical Managers : Loic Guilloux & Véronique Cornet


PTF MIM offers a wide range of services in microscopy and image analysis.

MIM is specifically involved in the study of the structure of planktonic communities from bacterio-plankton to zooplankton and the functional role of specific plankton groups (bacteria and phytoplankton). Expertise has recently progressed regarding the determination of the abundance and distribution of micro-plastics.

The available equipment includes the following:

  • One laser-scanning confocal microscope
  • Six standard and two inverted microscopes (epifluorescence), with four equipped for imagery
  • One inverted microscope that is equipped with a CCD camera
  • Several binocular loupes and one digital microscope (with a camera and + HDMI monitor)
  • Two ZooScan and one FlowCAM device