Confocal laser scanning microscope for Danish natural history museums

Name of applicant

Nina Lundholm


University of Copenhagen


DKK 1,700,000



Type of grant

Research Infrastructure


The natural history museums in Denmark house millions of unique specimens in both dry, wet and living collections. The combined collections in our museums are of high value and interest to researchers around the world, and the specimens have been meticulously collected and studied over the past 400 years. Yet, there are more to be explored, and Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM) has become a state-of-the-art tool to study biological specimens, allowing researchers to study cells, structures and tissues of different organisms. The ability to study these organisms in larger greater details using a CLSM will enable us to explore the information hidden in their structure and understand the relationship between structure, function and evolution.

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