ELSC Core Microscopy Unit
ELSC Core Microscopy
The ELSC Core Microscopy Unit (ECMU) is a shared facility providing microscopy services to you, the ELSC community. The ECMU houses top-of-the-line multi-photon, light-sheet and widefield fluorescence microscopes in our 150 m² lab space. Our philosophy is based on trust. As such we are here for you for any scientific question or inquiry, and we offer free access to the unit’s microscopy and analysis resources 24/7/365. From our users, we expect that you respect our equipment and our time.
The ECMU aspires to share the latest neuro-photonical knowledge across ELSC labs and to optimize microscopy-related procedures and image processing pipelines. As an ELSC researcher, you are entitled to free consulting services, aimed at quickly identifying the most suitable imaging technique for your biological questions. We will also hold specialized workshops on useful tools.
Tell us more about your research questions and imaging challenges, and we will do our best to provide you with the most suitable imaging techniques and upgrades. We can either focus on resolving a single problematic aspect of your existing setup, or walk you through the various stages that contribute to the performance of your setup, from the laser source down to data acquisition. This service is offered free of charge for ELSC researchers (800 ILS per hour for other HUJI personnel), in the hopes of maximizing scientific yield and minimizing design flaws.
In addition to providing you with access to the latest promising techniques, we also advise you regarding microscope optimization, as the imaging conditions of your microscope may be degraded by all kinds of boring culprits, such as beam misalignment, suboptimal light collection efficiency, noisy power sources, misconfigured preamplifiers, photodetector pulse height distribution and under-performing connectors. Fortunately, most of these annoying issues, once diagnosed properly, can be resolved quite easily and at a low cost. Prevailing imaging obstacles can often be addressed by a single high-end element, such as a deformable mirror or a photon counter, at a fraction of the cost of your microscope.
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