Introduction by Bioimaging staff is compulsory for all Bioimaging systems
If you cannot remember how to operate a system you were already introduced to, please do not hesitate to ask the Bioimaging team for advice.
We charge an hourly usage fee as a contribution to our maintenance, consumables costs and new equipment purchases. Industry and external visitors (non academics) are charged full costs (three times more than academics).
If you publish a work supported by the Bioimaging, e.g. by using one or more Bioimaging microscopes or support in image or data analysis, it is recommended to mention the facility in the acknowledgements and/or in the Materials and Methods.
Before you start
Check the equipment for any obvious damage or spoilage and inform the Bioimaging staff.
Wipe off dust and smear from the lens and the sample cover slip using lens tissue (soaked in ethanol if required).
Check which immersion media are required for each lens you use, before you add any medium (oil, glycerol, water, air). If you don't know: ask Bioimaging staff.
Clean immersion media from lenses with a dry lens tissue every time you change slides. Slides should also be cleaned by a dry tissue.
Use moderate amounts (1 drop=50 µl) of immersion media. Immediately remove immersion media spilling over the objective rim.
After you have finished
Clean immersion media from every lens you used with a dry lens tissue.
Check whether the system is booked later on the same day.
If you are second last to use the system, make sure the user after you shows up.
If you are last user of the day, switch off all lamps and lasers