The Nikon Imaging Center at Hokkaido University (NIC@HU) was established as a center for biological microscopy for use by all researchers throughout Japan on November, 1st 2005. NIC@HU was established in cooperation with many corporations, including Nikon Instech Co., Ltd.

Last update: 2016/05/18

2016/05/18
Some URL links were modified.
2016/04/18
We modified URL links for the Nikon Imaging Center at King College London.
2016/03/31
In these days, as laser was unstable and power was weaken less and less, we exchanged diode laser from Argon laser for confocal micrsoscopy system,Station-1.
2016/03/03
We added new high-definition CCD camera at Station-3.
2016/02/15
We modified URL links for the [Equipments].
2015/09/14
We added new microscope sysytem Station-5, Multi point scanning two photon excitation microscopy.
2015/07/01
Andor Technology, Ltd. was added as a supporting corporation.
2015/05/19
Huygens gallery: Confocal images was modified. We added movie acquired by confocal microscope. Off course, confocal microscope enables to acquire less blur images. Furthermore, Huygens can make clearly your pictures remarkably. NIC@HU user can try!
2014/07/03
We added URL links for Life Science Department, Chuo Precision Industrial Corporation.
2014/06/12

 The ninth Nikon Imaging Center in the world was opened at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Genova, Italy) at June 2014.

2013/07/04
We modified URL links for the Open facility systems at Hokkaido University.
2013/06/06
We modified some URL links and added the links to [Spectral Viewer] and [Fluorescence Tutorial] by Life Technologies Japan.
2013/04/11
Goryo Chemical, Inc. was added as a supporting corporation. They provided several fluorescent probes. For example, POLARIC changes the emission wavelength for surrounding polarity and CaSiR-1 functions with the calcium ion sensors emitting red fluorescence. More details coming soon.
2013/03/28
We modified the pictures on this page. Now you can see the change of the photos or cell images.
2013/02/19-21
Some external URL links were modified.
Introduction Movies to Station-3, Introduction to Station-1 (Nikon-A1Rsi), and Deconvolution and Huygens were added to NIC Gallery.
2013/01/22
Huygens gallery was updated. You can now compare before/after deconvolution treatment.
 Huygens is supported by Solution Systems (agent at Japan) and users can use it.
2012/12/01
Website remodeled!