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Light Microscopy Digital Imaging

The objective of the Light Microscopy Digital Imaging Core is to provide services, facilities and expertise to City of Hope investigators needing high quality light microscope images.

Microscopy and imaging technology are rapidly evolving fields that depend increasingly on expensive equipment and skills beyond the means of most individual laboratories. We seek to provide a range of research-grade light and confocal microscope platforms for simple observations and documentation suitable for publication, education or grant proposals.

The Light Microscopy Digital Imaging Core also makes available the latest research platforms for automated microscopy experiments, advanced observation techniques and sophisticated digital image processing and analysis.

Note: This core is not supported by the National Cancer Institute-funded Cancer Center Support Grant.


Services
  • Instruction in general aspects of light and confocal microscopy
  • Instruction in general aspects of digital imaging and image analysis
  • Instruction in operation of Light Microscopy Digital Imaging Core equipment
  • Consultation on microscopy and imaging projects
 
Microscopes
 

Last updated: 2013
 

Light Microscopy Digital Imaging

Light Microscopy Digital Imaging

The objective of the Light Microscopy Digital Imaging Core is to provide services, facilities and expertise to City of Hope investigators needing high quality light microscope images.

Microscopy and imaging technology are rapidly evolving fields that depend increasingly on expensive equipment and skills beyond the means of most individual laboratories. We seek to provide a range of research-grade light and confocal microscope platforms for simple observations and documentation suitable for publication, education or grant proposals.

The Light Microscopy Digital Imaging Core also makes available the latest research platforms for automated microscopy experiments, advanced observation techniques and sophisticated digital image processing and analysis.

Note: This core is not supported by the National Cancer Institute-funded Cancer Center Support Grant.


Services
  • Instruction in general aspects of light and confocal microscopy
  • Instruction in general aspects of digital imaging and image analysis
  • Instruction in operation of Light Microscopy Digital Imaging Core equipment
  • Consultation on microscopy and imaging projects
 
Microscopes
 

Last updated: 2013
 
City of Hope
Light Microscopy Digital Imaging Core
1500 East Duarte Road
Furth Building
Room F1113
Duarte, CA 91010
626-301-8870 phone
626-301-8908 fax
DIC Striated Muscle
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Developing fruit fly nervous system
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Research Shared Services

City of Hope embodies the spirit of scientific collaboration by sharing services and core facilities with colleagues here and around the world.
 

Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is internationally  recognized for its innovative biomedical research.
City of Hope is one of only 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, the highest designation awarded by the National Cancer Institute to institutions that lead the way in cancer research, treatment, prevention and professional education.


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