The UBC Bioimaging Facility is equipped with 4 electron microscopes (2 SEMs and 2 TEMs), 3 advanced fluorescence microscopes (confocal/multi-photon, spinning disk, TIRF), cryo-fixation (High pressure freezer, Vitrobot) and EM processing equipment (microwave, critical point dryer, coaters).
For light and electron microscopy, one vibratome and three ultramicrotomes are available for producing thick and thin sections. For image processing and analysis, we have two computer workstations with a variety of software packages installed, such as AMIRA, Volocity, Inspect 3D, Photoshop, IMOD, and Fiji/ImageJ. A laminar flow cabinet and CO2 incubator are also available to keep cell and tissue cultures healthy for live-cell imaging.
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