The BIF is well equipped to handle most biological imaging needs (and some material type samples as well). The facility is equipped with 4 electron microscopes (2 TEMs and 2 SEMs), 2 laser scanning confocal microscopes (one of which is also a multi-photon) and 2 spinning disk confocal microscopes (one of which is also a TIRF capable instrument).

Our EM sample preparation equipment ranges from laboratory microwave processing through to highly advanced cryoEM processing with everything in between.

For light microscopy we have a complete tissue culture facility to grow cells for live cell imaging. The BIF is also equipped with a vibratome for thick sectioning of your fresh or fixed materials for light microscopy.

Select from the menu to your left for more information on any of the vast array of imaging infrastructure located in the UBC Bioimaging Facility.