at the University of California, Berkeley
There are three core laboratories on campus that offer expertise, instruction, and instrumentation in optical microscopy for research.
The CNR Biological Imaging Facility (This lab): Confocal, deconvolution, and widefield fluorescence microscopy, live-cell imaging, microtechnique, training in digital image processing and analysis. Located in 381 Koshland Hall
Molecular Imaging Center: Multi-photon laser scanning confocal microscopy, electrophysiology, live-cell imaging. Located in LSA and LKS.
This page gives a general overview of many of the research cores on the Berkeley campus.
The Golub Microscope Collection: Web site dedicated to Dr. Orville J. Golub's collection of antique microscopes from the 17th–20th Centuries. The collection is located in VLSB
The Biological Imaging Facility is a core microscope imaging lab at the University of California, Berkeley.
The BIF specializes in Widefield, Confocal, Deconvolution, Spinning Disk, and Super-Resolution fluorescence microscopy
(SIM, PALM, TIRF).
Magnetotactic bacteria are able to sense and orient to magnetic fields. Magnetosomes, nm scale organelles that contain magnetic crystals, facilitate this sensing.
Here, WT magnetosomes in Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1 can be visualized as a broken linear chain along the axis of the organism. Red is a protein that binds specifically to magnetosomes with crystals. Green is DAPI. The image was captured and processed on the Elyra PS.1 super-resolution microscope in the BIF.
Image contributed by Julia Borden of the Komeili Lab.