Advanced Microscopy Core Facility (AMCF)
or (in norwegian:) Kjernefasiliteten for Avansert Mikroskopi (KAM)
You can visit us on level 9 in of the MH2-building (or MH west).
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The AMCF platform provides several advanced light- and electron microscopes suitable for routine applications as well as specialized methods. The platform also provides users with access to licensed software for object-based image quantitation (Volocity) and deconvolution (Huygens).
Other instruments include a Biostation for timelapse imaging of cultured cells and a zoom microscope for imaging in model organisms (e.g. zebra fish).
The Electron microscope (EM) machine park consists of 2 TEM- and 2 state of the art SEM-electron microscopes. Further more the EM section has a considerable instrument park to prepare specimens for the electron microscopes.
In addition the platform provides flow cytometry (LSR Fortessa with 4 lasers) and cell sorting facilities (FACS Aria 3 with 4 lasers.
AMCF hosts every second year a Correlative Light/Electron Microscopy (CLEM) PhD course (MBI-8003), as part of the MedIm national research school.
The core facility has a staff of specialists using the instruments in range of techniques and methods. We offer technical assistans if needed.
For more information about our instrumentation and services, please click the Instrumentation button above.