UPenn Cell & Developmental Biology
Recommended for users new to confocal or who occasionally need confocal images. In this type of session, the user will bring prepared samples and a Core staff member will acquire the images and do any basic processing or reformatting of the image data requested by the user. To book an assisted session, contact Andrea, Jasmine, or Yuri directly. Assisted sessions will take place during regular weekday hours (9:00am - 6:00pm, M-F). Before any work can be scheduled you must have an active account in the Microscopy Core Scheduler: see this page for instructions.
Recommended for users who need to use our microscopes on a routine basis. Users who wish to work independently on any confocal or the deconvolution microscope must register for our training course, which is offered monthly. This course consists of the following: a 90-minute lecture on basic microscopy and digital imaging concepts, a small-group, hands-on training session on the user's microscope of choice, and three hours of individual microscope time with assistance as needed. To register for a training session, contact Andrea Stout by email.
Users who have completed their training will be able to book their own sessions through our online reservation system. Unassisted sessions can take place anytime, weekdays or weekends.
Core staff members are also available for consultation on design of imaging experiments. Contact Andrea Stout, Jasmine Zhao, or Yuri Veklich to discuss your project.