What's it do for me?

The ‘mesoscale selective plane illumination microscopy’ (mesoSPIM) initiative aims to provide the imaging community with open-source light-sheet microscopes for large cleared samples. On the one hand, it is aimed at neuroscientists and developmental biologists seeking high-quality anatomical data from cleared samples, on the other hand, it strives to provide instrumentation developers with imaging platforms that can be tailored towards specific needs – i.e. to accommodate uncommonly large samples or different illumination schemes.

In addition, we foster interactions between the developers of clearing methods, instrumentation designers and users by organizing meetings and workshops.

Is it open source?