The Confocal Microscopy Core Facility is supported by CCR and there is no charge to individual users for confocal time. Collaborations with laboratories outside the CCR are also considered, time permitting. Please refer to our publications list for examples of confocal imaging that have been done by the Facility.

*Note that the confocal facility is only used over the weekend for time lapse imaging that starts on Friday.  Inexperienced users must work during normal hours (8 am to 6 pm) until they are fully trained to work independently on the confocals.

Step-by-Step Procedures

1) Contact the Confocal Microscopy Core Facility to discuss your experiment.

2) Design your experiment.

3) Check the Facility appointment calendars and set up Terabyte.

4) Make an appointment to use the Facility's equipment.

5) Take hands-on training on the selected system.

6) Back up images and data using the Terabyte server

7) Facility staff can help you with:

8) Process your images via these software packages:

9) Facility staff can also help you with analysis: