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UNMC Advanced Microscopy Core Facility (AMCF) (Microscopy (Electron, Fluorescence, Optical))

University of Nebraska Medical Center

985875 Nebraska Medical Center DRC I 1056

Omaha, NE 68198-5875

United States

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Primary Contact:

Heather Jensen-Smith

Last Updated: 10/09/2023

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Additional Citation Identifiers

P20GM103427 (NIGMS, NE-INBRE)P30GM106397 (NIGMS, NCCS)P20GM130447 (NIGMS, CoNDA)P30CA036727 (NCI, Buffett Cancer Center)S10RR027301(NIH)S10OD030486 (NIH)Nebraska Research InitiativeUNMC Vice Chancellor for Research Office

Facility Details

The Advanced Microscopy Core Facility (AMCF) at UNMC houses state-of-the-art imaging technologies ranging from super-resolution (~ 0.120 um to 0.020 um) to microscopic (~ 0.300 um) to mesoscopic (~ 1 um) biomedical imaging. Imaging specialists provide training and/or actively assist researchers collecting images across the diverse array of imaging instrumentation available in the AMCF with competitively priced usage fees for internal and external facility users.

The Zeiss ELYRA PS.1 is an inverted microscope for super-resolution (SR) structured illumination microscopy (SIM) and single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) including, PhotoActivated Localization Microscopy (PALM) using photo-switchable/convertible fluorescent proteins, Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) and STochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM).

The Zeiss 800 CLSM with Airyscan (Funding: NIH P30 GM106397) is an inverted microscope dramatically increasing conventional confocal image resolution to ~180 nm using Airyscan technology.

The Zeiss 710 LSM (Funding: NIH S10 RR027301) is an inverted microscope supporting most basic imaging applications, multi-channel and spectral, co-localization, live cell, 3D, and time series imaging.

The Zeiss Celldiscoverer 7 (Funding: NIH P30 GM106397) is a widefield imaging system for automated, time-lapse imaging of live samples.

The Zeiss Axioscan 7 (Funding: NIH P20 GM103427) is a high-performance whole slide scanning system for fluorescence and brightfield imaging.

The Miltenyi Biotec Ultramicroscope II Light Sheet fluorescence microscope (Funding: NIH S10 OD030486) extends fluorescent imaging into true 3D, large-scale volumetric imaging of intact tissues, organs, and small organisms.

The AMCF also houses several high-end data analysis workstations with premier image analysis software including HALO (Funding: NIH P20 GM103427) and IMARIS (Funding: NIH S10 OD030486) facilitating data rendering, analyses, and presentation options.

Facility Policies

Services are offerred outside of University of Nebraska Medical Center

Consulting is offerred outside of University of Nebraska Medical Center