Welcome to the Confocal and Conventional Microscopy Core
The URMC Confocal and Conventional Microscopy Core strives to provide UR researchers the ability to obtain high quality imaging data using state-of-the-art microscopy instruments. The Core also aims to be one of the information hubs for UR resources centering around histological processing, imaging, and image processing and to serve as a conduit for communication between imaging researchers on campus.
The Confocal and Conventional Microscopy Core provides Medical Center researchers access to high-end confocal microscopy as well as more conventional brightfield and fluorescence microscopy. The Core provides assistance with all imaging procedures as needed by the investigators. Aid in customizing staining protocols to optimize obtainment of high quality data using Core instruments is also provided. The CCMC provides Medical Center researchers the ability and expertise to obtain high quality imaging-based data from tissue, culture, and materials-based research studies.
Core instrumentation includes a new Olympus FV1000 laser scanning confocal microscope, an accompanying workstation containing full Olympus FV1000 software, an Olympus VanoxAH-2 microscope for brightfield and fluorescence imaging, and an imaging stand for large specimen imaging.
The CCMC Core is comprised of two facilities. Facility I is located in 4-7546 and houses the FV1000 Olympus confocal microscope, the FV1000 workstation, and a new Binder incubator. Facility II is located in 1-2100 and houses the VanoxAH-2, and the Large Specimen imaging equipment.
For further information, contact Linda_Callahan@urmc.rochester.edu