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).
Sporangia of Olpidium sp. in roots from a natural grassland community collected from the University of California's field research facility at Hopland. Although Olpidium sp. are very common in roots of both crop and wild plants and generally cause no damage to the plant on their own, they are however, important vectors of several soil-borne plant viruses. Image acquired using the LSM710 confocal microscope in the BIF.
Image contributed by Angela Hodge and Ka Law from the Mary Firestone Lab.