Bio-Imaging Unit

Nikon TE2000 Invert

Nikon TE2000 Invert


The Nikon TE2000 inverted microscope is a manual inverted widefield microscope capable of either fluorescence, brightfield/phase imaging or both.

The Nikon TE2000 inverted microscope is controlled using Nikon Elements software.

A range of fluorescent filters are available which cover the commonly used dyes:

  • DAPI
  • FITC
  • GFP

The illumination source is a wide spectrum alignment free LED system (CooLED PE300).

Analysis of your data and images can be carried out using the Nikon Elements software. Elements includes quantification and colocalisation modules.


Here you can find the specifications for this microscope.

Example objectives

lensImmersionNA (mm)
40x Phase long working distance, Air 0.6
20x Phase long working distance, Air 0.4
10x Phase long working distance, Air 0.3


  • DAPI
  • GFP
  • Rhodamine

Imaging modes

  • Wide field fluorecuorescence
  • brightfield
  • phase


This microscope is located in The Institute of Neuroscience (ION), on campus.

The Institute of Neuroscience (ION) is based in the Henry Wellcome Building in the Medical School.

This equipment is located in room G32.

Henry Wellcome Building
The Medical School
Framlington Place
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Here, you can get directions to the building.

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Find out how to book this microscope.

The minimal booking time for this system is 30 minutes. Time increments of 15 minutes are permitted.

Bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to an hour before scheduled use.

Before booking this equipment, please ensure the following:

  • any users are fully trained, and approved by a member of BioImaging facility staff
  • microscopes are left in a good state of tidiness (lenses/stage should be cleaned of any oil)
  • filters and lenses must not be removed or switched between systems without authorisation from Bioimaging facility staff

If you work at Newcastle University, you can book this microscope online by using iLab.

If you're a commercial company or an academic at another institution, just contact us to discuss your requirements.