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Scheduling

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

To make an appointment, please check for instrument availability on the calendars listed below and call 882-4895 to make a reservation for the time and the instrument you wish to use.

Confocal, Super-Resolution, and Light-Sheet Microscopes

Widefield Microscopes

Image Processing Software

Preparative Equipment

Cancellation Policy

 

Price List

 

The Molecular Cytology Core is a campus-wide resource for light microscopy, immunocytochemistry, and in situ hybridization techniques. The instruments and equipment in the MCC are available for all to use on a per hour billing schedule. We encourage users to become proficient enough to use the instruments independently, so most users go through an initial training session. The length of the training session depends on the instrument, application, and level of user experience; times below are estimates for basic training of an inexperienced user. In addition, we offer assisted use during which Core staff will operate the instrument. All assisted use and training is $30/hour plus the base usage fee for the instrument.

The Core is also open to academic and commercial users outside of the University of Missouri at different rate plans; please call for more information.

 

Leica TCP SP8 STED and MP

Confocal microscope with tunable white light laser (470-670 nm), fixed visible laser lines (405, 458, 476, 488, 496, 514 nm), Mai Tai DeepSee multiphoton laser tunable from 680-1060 nm, and STED super-resolution system with three depletion laser lines (592, 660, and 775).

Base usage fee for regular confocal (tunable white light and fixed visible laser lines) $35.00/hr
Initial training (~2 hr) or assisted use for regular confocal $65.00/hr
Usage fee for the multiphoton laser and FLIM equipment $40.00/hr
Training or assisted use for the multiphoton laser $70.00/hr
Usage fee for the STED system $35.00/hr
Training or assisted use for the STED system $65.00/hr

 

Leica TCP SP8 with digital light-sheet and diode lasers

Confocal microscope with fixed diode laser lines (405, 488, 552, and 638 nm) and digital light-sheet module with a Hamamatsu Orca-Flash4.0 Digital CMOS camera.

Base usage fee for regular confocal (diode lasers) or digital light-sheet module by trained clients $30.00/hr
Initial training (~2 hr) or assisted use $60.00/hr

 

Leica GSD 3D

Wide-field super-resolution microscope with 405, 488, 560, and 642 nm lasers and Andor iXon Ultra 897 EMCCD camera.

Base usage fee for trained clients $20.00/hr
Initial training (~2 hr) or assisted use $50.00/hr

 

Zeiss Axiovert 200M inverted microscope with color digital camera

Motorized stage and Z-drive, brightfield, and DIC. Capable of slide scanning for tiling images into a composite image.

Base usage fee for trained clients $5.00/hr
Initial training or assisted use $35.00/hr

 

Zeiss Axiovert 200M inverted microscope with fluorescence and ORCA-ER camera

Motorized stage and Z-drive, brightfield, and florescence. Capable of slide scanning for tiling images into a composite image.

Base usage fee for trained clients $5.00/hr
Initial training or assisted use $35.00/hr

 

Leica DM 5500B upright microscope with color digital camera

Versatile microscope capable of brightfield and differential interference contrast (DIC). Image acquisition performed with a high resolution Leica DFC290 color digital camera and user-friendly LAS software.

Base usage fee for trained clients $5.00/hr
Initial training (~30 min) or assisted use $35.00/hr

 

Leica M205 FA fully motorized stereomicroscope with z-drive

Equipped with transmitted, reflected, and epifluorescence illumination sources. Images are acquired with the Leica DFC7000T color, high-sensitivity, cooled digital camera

Base usage fee for trained clients $5.00/hr
Initial training (~30 min) or assisted use $35.00/hr

 

Leica MZ FLIII Stereoscope

Optronics CCD camera, epifluorescence, and brightfield with Magnafire acquisition software

Base usage fee for trained clients $2.00/hr
Initial training (~15 min) or assisted use $32.00/hr

 

Leica DMI4000 B with integrated Eppendorf microinjection system

Inverted microscope with brightfield, epifluorescence, and fully-automated DIC and phase-contrast. Image and movie capture with 1.4 megapixel 12-bit, cooled CCD camera from Q-Imaging.

Base usage fee for trained clients $17.50/hr
Initial training (~30 min for microscope only) or assisted use $47.50/hr

 

Applied Biosystems® ArcturusXT laser capture microdissection system

Microdissection/capture of tissue with UV and IR laser. Brightfield, phase contrast, DIC/Nomarski, and epifluorescence microscopy with color CCD camera.

Base usage fee for trained clients $40.00/hr
Initial training or assisted use $50.00/hr

 

Image Processing

Huygens Professional, Metamorph, AutoQuant, Imaris, Fiji / ImageJ, Photoshop

High-end computer workstations available for image processing/analysis and figure preparation including deconvolution for blur reduction, 3D rendering, movies/animation, and analytical software for image-based measurements and morphometry.

Base usage fee for trained clients $5.00/hr
Initial training or assisted use $35.00/hr
Deconvolution batch processing (after hours) $10.00/evening

 

Tissue Sectioning

Paraffin microtome

1-50 µm-thick paraffin-embedded sections

Base usage fee for trained clients $2.00/hr
Initial training (duration depends on application, includes use fee) $32.00/hr
Blades $3.00 ea
De-waxing paraffin sections on slides Please call for pricing

 

Ultramicrotome

Reichert Ultracut S generates 0.1-2.5 µm-thick plastic sections for light and electron microscopy

Base fee for trained users $3.00/hr
Initial training (duration depends on application, includes use fee) $40.00/hr
Use of LKB glass knife maker (glass strips included) $10.00/strip

 

Sample Preparation

Nunc 35 mm glass base imaging dishes (12 mm well), sterile $7.75/dish
MatTek 35 mm glass base imaging dishes (20 mm well) $6.40/dish
MOWIOL mounting medium (1.5 mL) $2.00
Cover slips-various sizes (#1.5 thickness) $13.00/box
Glass Slides $20.00/box
Superfrost Excell glass slides $32.00/box
Loctite 404 Instant Adhesive $32.00

 

LCM Consumables

CapSure Macro LCM Caps (48 per box) $276.00/box
PEN Membrane Glass Slides (50 slides) $270.00/box

 

Miscellaneous

700 MB CD-R $1.00
4.7 GB DVD+R $1.00
Consultation with Core staff: detailed discussion of experimental design/execution, and/or demonstration or assistance (first hour free) $30.00

 

Life Technologies Supply Center

The Cytology Core has an on-site Life Technologies Supply Center stocked with a wide variety of fluorescent markers. In addition to our normal inventory, clients may special order anything from the Life Technologies catalog without shipping fees.