BOKU Core Facility Multiscale Imaging (MSI)
MSI offers high-end research light microscope and related applications for imaging and monitoring uni- or multi-cellular model organisms or biomolecules either in their native environment (“in vivo”) or in artificial matrices. The facility offers wide-field fluorescence and confocal microscope but also equipped with label-free technologies, like Raman and FT-IR microspectrometry.
Microscopes of the facility MSI can be only used after receiving a training or proving relevant personal skills. Training on the various microscope setups must be given by the head of the facility. After the training, the user should sign a … (Trained user mode)
In full service mode the facility staff performs the experiments, evaluate the data and generate report.
The staff provides project discussions – free of charge -, in order to choose the most appropriate microscope for the planned experiments. As the project progresses, further discussions are always possible.
Use of the facility’s infrastructure is restricted to material that is classified as safety level S1(S2?) (no infectious or hazardous material).
Service fees and prices are specified in the User fees table. MSI reserves the right to update prices at any time. Users can receive a customized offer per email after a project discussion and before starting the experiments. Updates of service fees and prices apply for ongoing projects, too.
To start any new project, please contact the person responsible for the service area of interest (see Communication) to discuss the possibilities available and instructions on how to order service. Users are encouraged to have some initial information ready, such as previous attempts, papers that show results similar to those the user would like to obtain, and - last but not least - a clear idea of what one would like to see and what question(s) one would like to answer.