Integrated Light Microscopy Core

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

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.

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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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

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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Updated Scheduler Software

Over the weekend of November 20-21, 2021 and again December 3rd we upgraded our scheduler software to Booked v2.8.5. New Features: 1) New "wait list" feature - if you try to schedule a time that someone else has already booked, the scheduler will now ask if you would...

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