Center of Excellence

Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology

A Nikon Centre of Excellence in Super Resolution Microscopy and Correlative Microscopy is opened in partnership between Nikon Instruments Europe and the A.N.Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology at Lomonosov Moscow State University. The center will combine Nikon’s technical expertise with the research skills of the researchers at the Belozerzsky Institute to promote new developments in biomedical sciences.

Area of Expertise

The new center allows researchers to access to high-end advanced imaging equipment and Nikon technical support, and gives Nikon invaluable feedback from scientists performing cutting edge research to facilitate creation of perfect imaging solutions, especially in super resolution microscopy correlated with electron microscopy imaging.


CofE Director

Dr. Igor Kireev


A.N.Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology,
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Leninskie Gory, 1, bldg.40
119234 Moscow,
Russian Federation

Systems Available

N-SIM on a Ti-E Inverted Microscope

Using high frequency Structured Illumination, the Nikon N-SIM can achieve image resolution of 85nm, which was previously considered impossible with optical microscopes. Temporal resolution of 0.6 sec/ frame enables super-resolution time-lapse imaging of dynamic live cell events.

N-STORM Localization-based Super-resolution Microscope

N-STORM is a super-resolution microscope system that combines “STochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy” technology and Nikon's Eclipse Ti research inverted microscope. The N-STORM super-resolution microscope provides dramatically enhanced resolution that is 10 times that of conventional optical microscopes and enables molecular level understanding.

C2 Confocal Microscope with Ti-E Inverted Microscope

Built on a reputation of incredible stability coupled with superior optical technologies, the C2 includes four channel confocal fluorescence imaging, and vastly expanded spectral capabilities with the ability to capture and unmix data acquired at any channel resolution across the entire detector bandwidth. The system is fully controlled by NIS-Elements imaging software.