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).
Expression of proteins involved in petroleum degradation (cam A,B, C and D) from the CAM plasmid in E.coli. In the image, camC (camphor-5-monooxygenase) is fused to mcherry; camD (5-exo-hydroxycamphor dehydrogenase) is fused to gfp. This work is part of an ongoing project to understand how bacteria degrade petroleum hydrocarbons and to develop new bioremediation strategies based on these biological processes.
Image contributed by Katherine French of the Terry lab, PMB