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Integrated Structural Biology Grenoble

Contacts relatifs à cet article / Caroline Mas

Presentation Mini-Tau


The mini-tau is a filter based fluorescence lifetime spectrometer.
It can measure fluorescence lifetimes between approximately 25 ps and 50 μs.
The F980 software allows to comprehensively possess data and can accurately analyse complex decay kinetics of up to 4 lifetimes


Key words

Time-resolved fluorescence, Fluorescence lifetime


Platform engineer : Caroline Mas
Office : CIBB room 017
Platform : CIBB room 001

Specific Equipment

Edinburgh Instruments -Mini tau

Lasers / LEDs :

  • EPLED 280
  • EPL 450
  • EPLED 570
  • EPL 635

Filter Transmission :

Filter Tramsmission file

Access mode

  • The platform is accessible to local PSB users as well as national and international (Instruct) users.
  • Instrument allocation after user training : for users who have completed training to gain operational autonomy time is allocated to them to perform and analyze their experiments
  • Scientific collaboration : projects in which the Biophysical platform is strongly involved. In this case, experiments are designed, performed and analyzed in tandem between the scientific responsible and the applicant.


The Biophysical platform is located in the Carl-Ivar Brändén Building, ground floor, room 001 (Shared Building C).

How to make a request

To make a booking request, submit the sample form and fill the request form.

Mini-Tau booking


Only non-pathogenic biological samples are accepted. Decree of the July 18, 1994 establishing the list of biological pathogens, amended by Decrees of April 17, 1997 and June 30, 1998 (Decrees in French). The list of biological pathogens is available on the website of the IPBS.


Academics : Participation to the maintenance fees
Industrials : Please contact us for cost information

Follow up / acknowledgements

The user agrees to promote the obtained results by mentioning the platform in the acknowledgements in case of publication or scientific communication and to communicate the reference of the article to the responsible for the platform.

Service / Providing access mode : Acknowledgements in publications and oral presentations

Collaboration : Co-authors in publications and oral presentations.

Acknowledgements in publications :

Please find below the sentence that has to be written in all publications based on our UMS platforms :
"This work used the platforms of the Grenoble Instruct-ERIC Center (ISBG : UMS 3518 CNRS-CEA-UGA-EMBL) with support from FRISBI (ANR-10-INBS-05-02) and GRAL (ANR-10-LABX-49-01) within the Grenoble Partnership for Structural Biology (PSB). We thank Caroline Mas and/or Marc Jamin, for assistance and/or access to the Biophysical platform."