Service facilities

Biochemistry Optical Core

Location

440 Henry Mall
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Biochemistry Optical Core
Location Information
Street Address: 
Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex
440 Henry Mall
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

The Biochemistry Optical Core (BOC) provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for super-resolution light microscopic imaging. Expertise and advice is available for the design of experiments involving these techniques; and for the development of grants and manuscripts involving super-resolution and standard light microscopic technologies.  

Imaging techniques available through the core now include:

Standard fluorescence

Super resolution microscopy

STORM/PALM

SIM

Live cell, long-term imaging

Point scanning confocal

Deconvolution

3D particle tracking

Fluorescence spectral detection

TIRF 

FRET

FRAP/FLIM

Photactivation/uncaging

Calcium imaging

Single molecule imaging

 

Contact Name: 
Elle Kielar Grevstad, Director
Phone number: 
608-263-2436

Biological & Biomaterials Preparation, Imaging, and Characterization Laboratory (BBPIC)

Location

1675 Observatory Drive
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Biological & Biomaterials Preparation, Imaging, and Characterization Laboratory (BBPIC)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Department of Animal Sciences
1675 Observatory Drive Room 1046
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

The BBPIC does service work and training in microscopy and preparation methods for members of the UW campus, and for off-campus and industry clients.

The BBPIC can assist clients in:

  • Sectioning(biologial or material samples)
  • Embedding and Fixation(biological samples for TEM or SEM)
  • Staining(biological TEM samples)



Policies

Biophysics Instrumentation Facility

Location

433 Babcock Dr.
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Biophysics Instrumentation Facility (BIF)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Biochemistry Building (1985 Section)
433 Babcock Dr. Room B1108
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

The Biophysics Instrumentation Facility (BIF) serves researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The fourteen state-of-the-art instruments in the BIF have a common purpose: Each enables users to study the conformation, structure, or complexation of biological and other macromolecules. These interrelated properties are the basis for biological and macromolecular function. Each of the instruments provides distinct information, and the ensemble enables thorough characterization of conformation, structure, and complexation.

Support for the establishment of the BIF was provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, grant BIR-9512577 from the National Science Foundation, and grant S10 RR13790 from the National Institutes of Health.

Policies
Contact Name: 
Darrell R. Caslin
Phone number: 
(608) 262-8074

Geology Specimen Prep Facility

Location

1215 W. Dayton Street
Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Geology Specimen Preparation facility (in Weeks Hall)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Weeks Hall For Geological Sciences
1215 W. Dayton Street
Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 
Contact Name: 
John Fournelle
Phone number: 
(608) 262-4798
(608) 262-7964

Keck Labs

Location

1300 University Avenue
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
W.M. Keck Laboratory for Biological Imaging
Location Information
Street Address: 
W.M. Keck Laboratory for Biological Imaging
1300 University Avenue Room 172
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

This facility provides confocal and multiphoton imaging services to any UW scientist.

Policies
Contact Name: 
Ronald Kalil, Director
Phone number: 
(608) 265-5651

Materials Science Center

Location

1509 University Avenue
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Materials Science Center (MRC)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Materials Science Center
1509 University Avenue
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

The Materials Science Center (MSC) provides instrumentation and expertise for the characterization of materials and nanostructures. It houses four scanning electron microscopes and three transmission electron microscopes, multiple x-ray diffractometers, two surface analysis instruments, and an atomic force microscope. Recent acquisitions include a dual-beam focused ion beam instrument, a scanning confocal micro-Raman spectrometer, and a small-angle x-ray diffractometer. Also new:  A BSL-2 laboratory with a biosafety cabinet is available for sample prep.  A Zeiss 510 confocal microscope and a Bruker Catalyst AFM (bioAFM) are also available in the BSL-2 lab.

The MSC:

  • Provides state-of-the-art instrumentation, support facilities, and expert technical assistance for research and education in materials.
  • Serves the needs of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the state of Wisconsin, and the nation.

Faculty and staff with diverse expertise use the center and are available to help solve materials-related problems.

Policies
Contact Name: 
Dr. Jerry Hunter, Director
Phone number: 
(608) 263-1073

Med School EM Facility

Location

1215 Linden Drive
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Medical School Electron Microscopy Facility (in Bardeen Labs)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Bardeen Medical Laboratories
1215 Linden Drive
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

The Medical School Electron Microscope Facility is an internal service facility committed to providing a top-quality and up-to-date electron microscopy services to the University of Wisconsin system. The Facility is open for use to the University research community, as well as the private sector (at an additional cost). We will work with any organization needing electron microscopy applications, consultation, and/or training.

Policies
Contact Name: 
Randall Massey
Ben August
Phone number: 
(608) 262-2993
(608) 262-2993

Newcomb Imaging Center

Location

430 Lincoln Drive
53706 Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Newcomb Imaging Center (NIC)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Newcomb Imaging Center, Birge Hall
430 Lincoln Drive Room 132
53706 Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

The Newcomb Imaging Center (NIC) is a center for research and education in the Department of Botany which offers expertise, instruction, and access to instrumentation in modern microscopy to the community of scientists the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Current research in the NIC covers a broad range of biology topics including calcium signaling, protein localization, tropism responses, mechanical signaling, embryo development, hormone signaling, membrane dynamics, bacterial structure, biofilm shape, fungal morphology, neuronal growth, mammary tissue surface, collagen, insect symbionts, and fossil documentation. In addition to biological samples, scientists have used the microscopes in the NIC to observe mineral crystals, nanotubes, silicon surfaces, and synthetic materials. 

Along with research, the NIC is a teaching space including introductory demonstrations for The Microscopy of Life (Biomedical Engineering 619), a practical hands-on lab for Advanced Biological Microscopy (Imaging Workshop, Botany 858), and is the site for undergraduate student projects in several other classes (e.g., Botany 300 and Botany 305). Additionally, the NIC hosts outreach events, demos, and a meeting workshop. Typically per year there are over 1000 sign-ups to use our equipment with more than 100 different researchers and students making use of the Center. The NIC is managed and administered by a single 50% staff member (Sarah Swanson).

Policies
Contact Name: 
Sarah Swanson
Phone number: 
608-262-4008

Shared Equipment Program at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

Location

Madison , WI
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID)
Location Information
Street Address: 
Madison , WI
US
Facilities: 

The shared equipment program at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery provides cutting edge scientific equipment for researchers and the community to use.  Discovery’s vision is to a play a role in partnership with other core facilities on the UW Madison Campus to ensure that research technology complements the needs of the research community.  A majority of our shared equipment is made available through loan arrangements with scientific equipment vendors.  Due to this unique vendor-shared equipment arrangement the shared equipment changes frequently.  Most shared equipment is housed in our teaching labs, room 2280 and 4280.  Please check our website for an up to date list of available equipment and to register for use.

Contact Name: 
Irene Landrum

Small Molecule Screening and Synthesis Facility

Small Molecule Screening and Synthesis Facility
Location Information
Facilities: 

The Small Molecule Screening and Synthesis Facility (SMSSF) Shared Resource provides UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) members, other UW faculty and students, and scientists from other universities and companies with fee-for-service access to early stage drug discovery infrastructure, expert staff and services. These services include:

SMSSF provides access to instrumentation and data analysis for image-based cellular assays in 96-well or 384-well plates. The EVOS® FL Auto Cell Imaging System has automated stage movement, focus, and exposure. Use it for cell based assays involving fluorescence or bright field. Fee-for-service image analysis using ImageJ is also available at SMSSF.

Policies
Contact Name: 
Dr. Gene Anaviev

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