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CharFac/UIC Workshop

Specimen Preparation for Biological TEM and Correlative Light and Electron Microscope (CLEM)

  • Time: 8:30 - 4:00 PM (Tentative), Thursday, April 23, 2015.
  • Places: Morning lectures: Mayo 3-100
  •                Afternoon practical session: NHH and Moos Tower
  • Registration Deadline: April 15, 2015.

​The workshop focuses on recent advances for TEM sample preparation and for correlating what we image in the light microscope with the very same specimen in the electron microscope. 

For more information and detals please click here.

3D Printing Comes to the UIC

The University Imaging Centers CCRB facility has installed a fifth generation MakerBot Replicator and is available to our users for printing.

For more information and rates check out our 3D printing page!

Questions about 3D printing? Contact Alex Cramer.

Image Analysis Office Hours

The University Imaging Centers is happy to announce new Image Analysis Office Hours.

  • Location: 1-220C CCRB
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and as arranged.
  • Contacts: 301-9850; Dr. Thomas Pengo, E-Mail:

Thomas of the UMII (located in the UIC) can provide multidimensional image analysis resources for researchers interested in sample measurement or visualization at no additional charge.

  • Services Include:
  • 2D Image Analysis (morphometry, particle analysis, densitometry, etc.)
  • 3D Image Analysis (volumetric sample measurement) reconstruction and image editing instruction.

Analysis is performed with Nikon Elements, FIJI, Imaris, MATLAB and R software.

Analysis tools available in the facility includes: Nikon Elements for analysis and deconvolution, Imaris for 3D reconstruction and image analysis, ImageJ / FIJI.

Introducing the GE Typhoon 9500 and Amersham Imager 600UV for Gel and Blot Imaging

Attention University Imaging Center Users!

Welcome the GE Typhoon 9500 and Amersham Imager 600UV (Thanks to support from BMBB!) to Jackson Hall.

These new gel and blot imagers can do fluorescence, luminescence and phosphor imaging. There is still a Storm 860 is available in Snyder Hall, St. Paul and a GELPRO gel imager in MTRF (Biomedical Discovery District).

If you have any addtional questions. Please contact UIC staff.

University Imaging Centers: Offering microscopy technology worthy of the Nobel prize.

The Nobel prize in Chemistry 2014 was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stegan W. Hell and William E. Moerner "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy".

Official Posting:

Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy technology is currently available to you at the University Imaging Centers!

View the instrument here: Nikon A1Rsi Confocal with SIM Super Resolution.

Please contact Mark Sanders or Guillermo Marques if you're interested in learning more about this technology at the UIC.