- Available only to trained and authorized users.
- Book with individual’s full name, phone number and PI’s name.
Clearly indicate which lasers (include UV light) are being used if booking Confocal microscope.
- Cancel your booking at least 4 hr ahead if you could not use the
time in order to free the slot for other users.
Access to the Equipment
one key for each PI / lab. All new keys to access the equipment to be approved by
the Department Head.
individual computer password will be required where applicable to access the
machine – do not give your password to anyone – you are responsible for the
security or any damage of the equipment when it is being operated under your
Operation of the Equipment
qualified individuals are allowed to operate the microscopes.
students, PDFs and PIs in the Department of Biology with basic training are
qualified to operate the microscopes.
can only operate the microscopes with a supervisor or technical person present.
outside users can only operate microscopes at the discretion of the lab
administrator. Training is provided by the microscopy technician, but
associated fees would be applied should an extensive amount of training be
problems should be reported immediately to the microscopy technician, who will
inform the Department Head and all departmental users.
Equipment Maintenance Committee will make all decisions regarding replacement,
repairing and upgrading of the microscopes.
- Violation of the rules will result in immediate suspension of
FEES (updated June 1, 2017)
- All outside users
should provide an account # and contact
information for direct fee transfer before using the equipment.
- Besides the equipment usage/material fees, technical assistance for material preparation etc will be
charged at $30/hr, or at a case-specific rate.
U of S Biology Non-Biology Non-U
coater user fee will be waived if the sample is imaged in Biology SEM.
- ApoTome -
$20 /h $20 /h
- Axioplan -
- Confocal -
$30 /h $50 /h
- Critical Point Dryer -
$10 /run $10 /run
- Gold Coater* -
$15 /run $15 /run
- Film (TEM) $3 /sheet $3 /sheet $3 /sheet
- Freeze Dryer -
$2 /h $2 /h
- Ultrathin Microtome -
$10 /h $10 /h
- Rotary Microtome -
- SEM ** $10/h $45 /h $65 /h
$30 /h $30 /h
- Atomic Absorption Spec-
- Scintillation Counter -
$4/h (min$10 1st, max$1000/yr)
at cost-recovery rate
** Contributing non-biology labs: $25/hr; A
one-time training fee of $30 will apply for the first visit of
all external users.