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Image by David Porciani, Donald Burke’s lab 

Winners of the 18th MCC Annual Light Microscopy Image Contest!

This year's winner of the People’s Choice Award is David Porciani from Donald Burke’s lab (left image). Eric Villalon Landeros from Christian Lorson’s lab won the Experts’ Choice Award for best scientific image, while Anna Ludlow from Deborah Anderson’s lab received the Director’s Award for best technically challenging image. Congratulations to all winners!

See all images that won the People’s Choice Award since 2001.


Grant Announcement for Multiphoton and FLIM Research Projects

We are offering one-time grants for research projects involving multiphoton (MP) confocal microscopy or fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM).

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Our Equipment and services consist of confocal, super-resolution, digital light-sheet and widefield microscopes, laser capture microdissection, image analysis and processing and sample preparation. We also have an onsite Life Technolgies Supply Center stocked with fluorescent secondary antibodies and markers. Consumables for laser capture microdissection are also available. Clients can also special order without shipping fees. The MCC offers a file transfer system for clients to use for temporary file storage.

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The MCC is open from 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and is closed on University holidays.

Our Calendar provides an easy way to view available time slots. To make an appointment, please check for instrument availability on the calendars listed then call 882-4895 to make a reservation for the time and instrument you wish to use.

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We have sample images showing use of our equipment and the resulting image options.

Additionally, each year during Life Sciences Week, the Molecular Cytology Core sponsors a contest to select the best image taken in the core during the previous year. Attendees of Life Sciences Week have the chance to vote for one of the selected images displayed on the Molecular Cytology Core poster during the research poster sessions. Winners are announced at the luncheon for poster first authors at the conclusion of Life Sciences Week. Beginning in 2001, our winners' images have been posted.