Integrated Light Microscopy Core

Working in the Core Facility

The resources of the Light Microscopy Core Facility are available to researchers from the University of Chicago and nationwide. Trained UChicago users have 24/7 access to the facility and are given permission to schedule their own microscope sessions though our online scheduler.

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Change in Billing Policy - Effective April 4, 2022

Effective April 4, 2022 we will charge by the time that you book on the scheduler (plus any use running beyond your booking). For full details see our News page.

Lightsheet Z.1 Moved to OBA

The Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 has moved to the Organismal Biology and Anatomy Confocal Digital Imaging Facility as of April 6, 2022

2022 COVID Guidelines

Acknowledge and Share!

We track publications containing images and data collected in the Light Microscopy Core. Share your most recent publication containing an Integrated Light Microscopy Core Facility acknowledgement with us and receive a credit for 1 hour of microscope time.

You can help us by citing facility equipment used and by acknowledging facility contributions in your manuscripts and grants.

Cancer Center members should also cite the Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA014599) when publishing any work assisted by this core facility.

Welcome to Integrated Light Microscopy

a Comprehensive Cancer Center Core

Cancer Center members should cite the Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA014599) when publishing any work assisted by this core facility.

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CITING THE FACILITY IN YOUR MANUSCRIPT OR GRANT

We track publications containing images and data collected in the Integrated Light Microscopy Core.  You can help us by using our facility and equipment boilerplate information to acknowledge your facility use and / or technical director contributions in your manuscripts and grants.

Share your most recent publication containing an Integrated Light Microscopy Core Facility acknowledgement with us and receive a credit for one hour of microscope time.

NEWS

Leica Summer Imaging Seminar Series 2022

Leica is hosting a VIRTUAL summer seminar series on topics in light microscopy imaging.  Topics include introduction to confocal (week 1, Friday June 24th at noon CDT), fluorescence lifetime imaging (week 2, Friday July 1 at noon CDT), Super-resolution (week 3, Friday...

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Change in billing policy – effective April 4, 2022

A change is necessary because the current policy has proven to be ineffective in curbing reservation of more time than is used. Less than half of scheduled time on high-end systems is being used. This limits the microscope plans by other users, limits maintenance,...

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Change to Reservation Cancellation Policy 1/3/2022

Important change to reservation cancellation policy!!! Beginning January 3, 2022 users will be required to cancel a reservation 24 hours in advance to avoid a fee of the full charge for the time booked.  This is an increase from our previous 12 hours in advance to...

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