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Immunofluorescence labelling of hardwood bleached kraft pulp fibers (left) and  softwood bleached kraft pulp fibres (right). Image courtesy of Dr. Vinay Khatri (post-doctoral researcher) in Dr. Jack Saddler lab (Dept of Wood Science). The images were acquired with the Olympus FV1000 confocal microscope. Green fluorescence represents the crystalline cellulose and red fluorescence represents the amorphous […]

Congratulations to Miki, who won a Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms Scientist Award for 2020!

Congratulations to Miki for winning a Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms Scientist Award for 2020! Miki was given this award for her work as Research manager at BIF and the success of BIF as a scientific research platform. The BIF is open to everyone, and currently has 5 dedicated technical staff providing training and service. […]

BIF will re-open on an appointment-only basis on June 10th (Wednesday).

BIF will be operating on an appointment-only basis on June 10th (Wednesday). We ask all the BIF users to read BIF guidelines BIF guideline for re-opening (Phase 1) and to understand the additional precautions being taken during this time.

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Arabidopsis root that was fixed, cleared and stained with dyes. Mendel Perkins and Tommy Kuo in Dr. Lacey Samuels lab (Dept of Botany) use the Olympus BX53 fluorescence microscopy to perform image stitching and tiling.

BIF is closed until further notice.

BIF is closed as of March 18th 2020 until further notice.

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Scanning electron micrographs of softwood fibers showing irregular distribution and size of bordered pits. Image courtesy of Daniela Vargas Figueroa in Dr. James Olson lab (UBC Mechanical Engineering).

New Advances in Microscopy and Live Cell Imaging (ibidi Seminar) March 4th at 12pm LSI Rm 1330

New Advances in Microscopy and Live Cell Imaging (ibidi Seminar) March 4th at 12pm LSI Rm 1330

Please join us for ibidi lunch and learn seminar on March 4th at 12pm in LSI Rm 1330.

Nikon MultiPhoton Imaging Talk on Feb 4th (Tuesday) at 1pm in BioSci Rm 4223

Nikon MultiPhoton Imaging Talk on Feb 4th (Tuesday) at 1pm in BioSci Rm 4223

Nikon will give a lunch talk about Multiphoton Imaging Feb 4th (Tuesday) at 1-2pm in BioSci Rm 4223. Those interested in attending the demo can sign up at the talk and pizza lunch will be provided.