Here are some links to other microscopy web-sites. To keep this list current and relevant, please report any broken links and let us know about links that you think should be represented here.
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General Microscopy Information
Local Microscopy Facilities
UCSF Cancer center, LCA - The Laboratory for Cell Analysis (LCA) provides Cytometric support for the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. Provides flow and image cytometers as well as a number of confocal systems and the technical support needed to make use of these instruments. This center is mainly geared towards the UCSF comunity. Fees apply for all use.
LBL, NCEM - The National Center for Electron Microscopy is a DOE user center that provides scientists with sophisticated electron microscopy instruments for the micro-characterization of materials. Use of this facility is mediated through a peer review process. Once your proposal is accepted for colaboration, all use is free of charge.
UCB, Electron microscopy lab - The EML is an instruction and research unit of the College of Letters and Sciences, providing EM services to the Berkeley campus and the academic community at large.Fees apply for all use.
UCB - The CNR Biological Imaging Facility - Confocal and standard fluorescence microscopy, microtechnique, training in digital image processing and analysis. Fees apply for all use.
The Berkeley Molecular Imaging Center - Multi photon, second harmonics (SGH), fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM). Fees apply for all use.
About Microscopes [top]
Parts of an Optical Microscope - Defenitions of the component parts of a light microscope (Ron Neumeyer).
Nikon MicroscopyU - In their own words, a site "designed to provide an educational forum for all aspects of optical microscopy, digital imaging, and photomicrography. [...] providing the latest state-of-the-art information in microscope optics and imaging technology including specialized techniques such as fluorescence, differential interference contrast (DIC), phase contrast, reflected light microscopy, and microscopy of living cells.
Protocols and Techniques [top]
Laboratory Protocols - A good site with information about cryostat sectioning, histologic fixatives, histologic stains, peroxidase techniques, and more (Veterinary Pathology, University of Bristol, UK).
Protocols On-Line - Immunology>Histological Techniques
Stains File: A Resource for Histotechnologists - A site about histologic staining techniques and dyes, developed by Bryan D. Llewellyn.
The Histology Page - Detailed information including extracts from Woods and Ellis, "Laboratory Histopathology: A Complete Reference" (1994 Churchill Livingstone). Topics include: Cryotechniques, Fixation, Haematoxylin and Counterstains, Microtomy, Mountants, Resin Processing and Tissue Processing .
Eric Shelden's Histology Glossary - (University of Michigan) "Acinus" to "White pulp"
Cellular Imaging Core: Informational Materials>Formaldehyde Fixatives
Cellular Imaging Core: Informational Materials>Bouin's Fixative
Professional Societies [top]
Microscopy Society of America (MSA)
National Society for Histotechnology (NSH)
Microscopy & Imaging Vendor Resources [top]
Microscopy Vendor's Database (Henrik Kaker)
Fluorescence Microscopy - (Sabine Berg, Botanical Institute, University of Kiel, Germany)
Cell Biological Applications of Fluorescence Microscopy - (Stephen Rogers, ITG Group, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois).
Antifade Reagents - (Lance Ladic , Dept. of Physiology, U.B.C.)
Fluorescent Dyes [top]
Fluorescence Database - Bio-Rad provides this on-line database where the user can search for fluorescent probes by name, by excitation wavelength or by emission wavelength.
Molecular Probes - provides extensive technical information on their complete product line.
Antibody Resource Page - This site provides an organized collection of links to information about antibodies used in research.
Green Fluorescent Protein (GAP) - Wallace Marshall at Yale University has put together this extensive list of web-sites having to do with GFP applications and vectors.
cellnucleus.com - This page examines the results obtained using different commonly available deconvolution algorithms and commercial software.
Huygens, SVI - The publishers web-site for the Huygens deconvolution software that we use at the CMIC.
Deconvolution in Optical Microscopy - (Molecular Expressions Microscopy Primer, Florida State University) This section contains links to web resources on deconvolution analysis.
Three-Dimensional Imaging by Deconvolution Microscopy - PDF (José Angel Conchello et. al., Methods, Volume 19, Issue 3, November 1999)
Other places to get information
More links [top]
If you cant find what you like here, try these other lists of links:
Microscopy & Imaging Resources on the WWW - (Cellular Imaging Core, University of Arizona) An amazing collection of on-line resources for all aspects of microscopy and bio-imaging. This is where I first looked when I started this list!
Advanced imaging laboratory: web resources (University of Victoria)
WWW Virtual Library: Microscopy
Web Resources: Molecular Expressions Microscopy Primer (Florida State University) - this site features interactive tutorials and written explanations of many important concepts in light microscopy.
Use these links to sign-up for the following e-mail discussion groups dedicated to specific areas of interest. The members of these lists are often very knowledgeable and can help you solve many of your technical problems.
MICROSCOPY listserv - topics typically cover specimen preparation for and/or instrumentation questions for both biological & materials sciences, some light microscopy, digital imaging & microanalysis related questions.
CONFOCAL microscopy listserv - topics typically cover specimen preparation for and/or instrumentation questions for biological confocal microscopy, some general light microscopy and digital imaging related questions.
HISTONET listserv - topics typically cover specimen preparation for and/or instrumentation questions for paraffin & frozen-section histology.