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VIIBRE - Shared Resource Cores

VIIBRE Automated Biosystems Core (ABC)

The VIIBRE Automated Biosystems Core consists of:

  • The PerkinElmer Opera QEHS 2.0

 A fully automated, ultra-highspeed confocal spinning disk microscope for screening applications with motorized stage and z-focus drive, ultra-fast laser based autofocus (0.1s), 4 laser exitation sources and tunable UV/Vis, 3 Peltier-cooled CCD cameras, one non-cooled CCD, multiple options for fluorescent filter selections, simultaneous or separate exposures, and multiple air- as well as water-immersion objectives for precision imaging.

  • In addition, we offer the following high-content image analysis software that seamlessly interfaces with large image quantities for batch analysis of high-content images:

PerkinElmer Columbus software or Volocity 3D analysis software. Columbus is a server-based comprehensive and intuitive software with pre-configured building blocks and semi-automated software that complements PerkinElmer's fully customizable, script-based Acapella image analysis software. Columbus also offers powerful machine learning capabilities. Volocity allows the user to measure and analyze your (large) image sets in 3D.

To learn more, schedule training or to utilize our Screening 4 Hire option, please visit the ABC website or contact Vanessa Allwardt.


Crowe Lab - Vaccinia Infected Cells




Cortez Lab - siRNA screen

VIIBRE Microfabrication Core (MFC)

The VIIBRE Microfabrication Core offers cleanroom facilities including photolithography and microfabrication labs, as well as expertise for the design, manufacture, and implementation of micro- and other small-scale electronic, mechanical, and fluidic devices.

Typical products include fluidic networks, pumps, valves, arrays of microfabricated traps and elements for cellular study, implantable devices for in vivo imaging, liquid and gas control systems, biological habitats and environments, microbioreactors, and more.

Our products are fully customizable, and consultants are available to discuss your specific needs and produce device and instruments for your research.

To learn more, schedule training or chat about your research needs, please visit the MFC website or contact David Schaffer.