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Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Center

Welcome to the Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Center is a multi-user, multi-disciplinary facility that provides microscopy and imaging services in support of teaching and research for students, faculty and staff at UT. The Center was developed and is supported by the Division of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences and is located in the Science and Engineering Research Facility on the main campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. It houses instrumentation for optical microscopy including laser scanning confocal microscopy and total internal reflection microscopy (TIRF), atomic force microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. The Center offers complete technical support, individual training and courses that cover both the practical applications and physical principles of microscopy. In addition, the Center provides consultations for development of microscopy projects for inclusion in grant proposals. The strength of the Center lies both in the collection of instrumentation and the technical expertise of faculty and staff associated with the facility.

The Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Center is one of three core facilities dedicated to microscopy and imaging at UT. The Joint Institute for Advanced Materials operates an Electron Microscopy facility with several advanced instruments including scanning and transmission electron microscopes and focused ion beam microscopy. In addition, the Center for Environmental Biotechnology operates the Bio-Imaging Core provides a series of bio-imaging instruments, including a fluorescence-activated cell sorter and an IVIS fluorescence/bioluminescence imaging system.

If you have questions about the instrumentation in the Center or how these tool may integrate into your particular research or teaching needs please contact us.

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