Studying the structure, integrity, and spatial organization of tissues and cells is one of the keys to understanding the life sciences. In this sense, histology plays a crucial role in biomedical research, because it studies the morphological and biochemical changes that occur in cells during pathological processes.
The aim of histology is to observe and to analyze what is seen under a microscope. In any histological study we proceed in 4 steps:
1) the choise of sample to be studied
2) the techniques to visualize structures and phenomena of interest
3) the production of high quality images
4) the description and interpretation of these images
To realize all your histology projects, the Morphology and Histology platform of the PARCC institute owns and provides a set of equipment necessary to carry histology techniques on frozen or fixed tissues, bright field or fluorescence that can be used autonomously.
The Morphology and Histology platform of PARCC institute can also support your samples, partially or completely through collaboration or according to your request for the following techniques; cryostat or microtome, standard and special stains and focus marking in immunohistochemistry.
You can also benefit from the experimented staff of this service throughout your studies.
The platform has the will to train users so that they can conduct their own studies independently, while benefiting from the experience and technology of this platform. The trained person can then access the different workstations of the platform.
The platform can also bring you help in developing your protocols in immunohistochemistry or in improving your different stainings.