An introductory training and brief formal orientation is mandatory for all users before beginning use of the facility. Training is provided for use of the microscopes. Confocal microscopes are currently ONLY run by core employees and all experiments must be discussed with and scheduled with a core facility employee in advance. We do not permit access to the instruments for users who were not trained directly by Core personnel.
We therefore recommend the following procedure. First you make an appointment with the core facility where we discuss the overall goals of your work and how to customize your experiments. When you have prepared your test samples according to the recommendations made during the initial meeting with the core facility, we will introduce you to the instruments making a basic acquisition setup with your samples. With this data, we then will show you the possibilities of data analysis located at the core facility, thereby discussing any future recommendations for your experiments.