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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.

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

Past IOMs

2006–2019

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We have a new instrument:
Zeiss AxioZoom V16.
These cells are C. elegans germline showing late pachytene nuclei. C. elegans germline forms a syncytium; a structure with no cytosol, with the nuclei organized in a free-nuclear state inside the gonad. During meiosis, there is conserved association between chromosomes and the nuclear envelope (NE) and that is known to be mediated by a pair of SUN-domain and KASH-domain protein in the NE. The preparation was stained with DAPI, a KASH domain protein ZYG-12 (Red), and a newly characterized protein named MJL-1 (Green). This image was acquired on the Zeiss Elyra SIM microscope in the BIF.

Image contributed by Jun Kim in the Dernburg Lab

Fri, Aug 20, 2021