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Microscopy      Lab space      Deep sea

Video clip and interview on Mercier Lab deep-sea research (in French @ Radio-Canada)

Image analysis system

This high-resolution imaging microscopy system is essential for my research on invertebrate reproduction which requires phase-contrast and epi-fluorescence techniques to identify specialized cells, subtle fertilization events and variances in gametogenic maturation.  It is comprised of:

  • a Nikon Eclipse 80i microscope;

  • a SMZ 1500 steremicroscope;

  • a DXM1200F digital camera with computer and imaging software.


Dry lab space and wet lab space





Deep-sea tanks (holding live bathyal invertebrates)