A Biotechnology and Life Sciences Instrumentation Center

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The Microscopy and NanoImaging Facility (MNIF); formerly Bessey Microscopy Facility/BMF) provides a variety of state-of –art instrumentation, technical assistance, consultation and training to individuals and groups of life and veterinary sciences, engineering and biotechnology faculty, staff and student 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 for certified researchers, 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 partially 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.