The CRL Molecular Imaging Center (MIC) is a shared light microscopy resource specializing in state-of-the-art laser-based fluorescence techniques. The MIC offers training and expertise in 20 different microscope systems, including live cell and in vivo imaging, laser scanning (LSM) and spinning disk (SDC) confocal, multi-photon (2p), fluorescent lifetime imaging (FLIM), light-sheet microscopy (SPIM), super resolution (Airyscan), slide scanning and patterned illumination for optogenetic manipulation and readout. The MIC provides offline computer analysis workstations for image processing, visualization and analysis, including GPU workstations. The MIC is accessible to all researchers across the UC Berkeley campus, as well as non-UCB, and non-academic laboratories and companies.

The MIC operates in 3 different buildings on campus, with the primary locations in Life Sciences Addition (LSA), a North-side core in Barker Hall, and a small outpost in the Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences (LKS). For access to the MIC resources, please see: Training link

The MIC has several active user groups, an annual microscopy-themed workshop, and seminars and demonstrations of new technology throughout the year. Please see meetings and short courses for more information on the Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop. We are also beginning an outreach program to help engage the community, underrepresented minorities, and young students interested in science. Stay tuned for more information! 

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For other research facilities on campus, please see: https://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/core-facilities