A Biotechnology and Life Sciences Instrumentation Center
The Microscopy and NanoImaging Facility (MNIF) has been awarded the opportunity to purchase three new light microscopic instruments for your research needs with funding support from the Office of Biotechnology!
The MNIF is hosting four 3-day demonstrations of light microscopic instrumentation to include upright, inverted and stereo microscope systems complete with general imaging modes, fluorescence and hi-resolution digital image capture.
Each demonstration will be from one of four power houses of the microscopy industry:
Leica, Nikon, Zeiss and Olympus.
This is an amazing opportunity for the University community to see and share input into choosing what systems will be purchased and available for use in the MNIF. Each company will have their own week with sales and applications representatives available:
Leica: Tuesday November 12th and Thursday November14th
Zeiss: Tuesday November 19th and Thursday November 21st
Nikon: Tuesday December 3rd and Thursday December 5th
Olympus: Tuesday December 10th and Thursday December 12th
You are cordially invited to view these instruments with your specimens and evaluate them on either Tuesday or Thursday of each demo week in the MNIF located in 3 Bessey Hall.
We value your feedback and future usage!
The Microscopy and NanoImaging Facility (MNIF); formerly Bessey Microscopy Facility/BMF) provides a variety of instrumentation, technical assistance, consultation and training to individuals and groups of life sciences, engineering and biotechnology researchers who want to use digital macrography, light and fluorescence microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, cryomicrotomy, cryopreservation, cytochemistry, in situ hybridization, autoradiography, X-ray microanalysis and image analysis. In addition to the round-the-clock open hours, the MNIF carries out service work for both on- and off-campus researchers. The director and staff of the MNIF are available for consultation and individual help. The MNIF is supported by funds and services from the Office of Biotechnology, Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, and the Plant Sciences Institute.