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Microscopy Facilities
at the University of California, Berkeley

There are three core laboratories on campus that offer expertise, instruction, and instrumentation in optical microscopy for research.

PopZ in Agrobacterium localized at the growth pole until immediately after cell division when it disappears (either by movement or degradation) from the old growth-pole. It then reappears at the new growth poles in both daughter cells. PopZ is a Polar Organizing Protein in Caulobacter crescentus. The function of the Agrobacterium homolog is unknown.

For this experiment the cells were grown and maintained using a CellASIC microfluidic system, and imaged in the BIF's DeltaVision Elite deconvolution microscope.

Image contributed by John Zupan and Romain Grangeon of the Zambryski lab PMB

The Biological Imaging Facility is a core microscope imaging lab at the University of California, Berkeley.
The BIF specializes in Widefield, Confocal, Deconvolutuion and Super-Resolution fluorescence microscopy (SIM, PALM, TIRF).

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The Zeiss Elyra SIM microscope is up and running. We will start training on this system 9/9/14.

We have also acquired funds to upgrade our Live-Cell AxioObserver system. The scope will have laser-based autofocus and an environmental chamber.

Thu, Sep 4, 2014