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ID: 733172.0, MPI für Entwicklungsbiologie / Scientific Infrastructure Services
Advanced light microscopy core facilities: Balancing service, science and career
Authors:Ferrando-May, E.; Hartmann, H.; Reymann, J.; Ansari, N.; Utz, N.; Fried, H. U.; Kukat, C.; Peychl, J.; Liebig, C.; Terjung, S.; Laketa, V.; Sporbert, A.; Weidtkamp-Peters, S.; Schauss, A.; Zuschratter, W.; Avilov, S.; German BioImaging, network
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2016-06
Title of Journal:Microsc Res Tech
Volume:79
Issue / Number:6
Start Page:463
End Page:479
Review Status:Internal review
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Core Facilities (CF) for advanced light microscopy (ALM) have become indispensable support units for research in the life sciences. Their organizational structure and technical characteristics are quite diverse, although the tasks they pursue and the services they offer are similar. Therefore, throughout Europe, scientists from ALM-CFs are forming networks to promote interactions and discuss best practice models. Here, we present recommendations for ALM-CF operations elaborated by the workgroups of the German network of ALM-CFs, German Bio-Imaging (GerBI). We address technical aspects of CF planning and instrument maintainance, give advice on the organization and management of an ALM-CF, propose a scheme for the training of CF users, and provide an overview of current resources for image processing and analysis. Further, we elaborate on the new challenges and opportunities for professional development and careers created by CFs. While some information specifically refers to the German academic system, most of the content of this article is of general interest for CFs in the life sciences. Microsc. Res. Tech. 79:463-479, 2016. (c) 2016 THE AUTHORS MICROSCOPY RESEARCH AND TECHNIQUE PUBLISHED BY WILEY PERIODICALS, INC.
Free Keywords:core facility administration; instrument performance tests; microscopy room requirements; user and staff training; user/staff/instrument ratio
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Sigurdardottir
Affiliations:MPI für Entwicklungsbiologie
MPI für Biologie des Alterns
MPI für molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik
MPI für Immunbiologie
External Affiliations:Technical University Dresden, Center for Regenerative Therapies, Light Microscopy Facility, Fetscherstrasse 105, Dresden, 01307, Germany. Heidelberg University, BioQuant, ViroQuant-CellNetworks RNAi Screening Facility, Im Neuenheimer Feld 267, & Heidelberg Center for Human Bioinformatics, IPMB, Im Neuenheimer Feld 364, Heidelberg, 69120, Germany. Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Physical Biology Group, Max-von-Laue-Str. 15, Frankfurt am Main 60438, Germany. Deutsches Zentrum fur Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen, Core Facility and Services, Light Microscopy Facility, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, Bonn, 53175, Germany. Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, FACS & Imaging Core Facility, Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 9b, Koln, 50931, Koln, Germany. Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Light Microscopy Facility, Pfotenhauerstr. 108, Dresden, 01307, Germany. Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Light Microscopy Facility, Spemannstrasse 35, Tubingen, 72076, Germany. European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Advanced Light Microscopy Facility, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, 69117, Germany. Department of Infectious Diseases, German Center for Infection Research, Im Neuenheimer Feld 345, Heidelberg, 69120, Germany. Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin, Advanced Light Microscopy Technology Platform, Robert-Rossle-Str. 10, Berlin, 13125, Germany. Heinrich Heine Universitat Dusseldorf, Center for Advanced Imaging, Universitatsstr. 1, Dusseldorf, 40225, Germany. University of Cologne, CECAD Imaging Facility, Joseph-Stelzmann Strasse 26, Koln, 50931, Germany. Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Electron & Laser Scanning Microscopy, Brenneckestrasse 6, Magdeburg, 39118, Germany. Max-Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Imaging Facility, Stubeweg 51, Freiburg, 79108, Germany.
Identifiers:ISSN:1097-0029 (Electronic) 1059-910X (Linking) %R 10.1... [ID No:1]
URL:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27040755 [ID No:2]
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