Welcome to the BioImaging Facility
The BioImaging Facility team supports cell biologists by providing a number of state-of-the-art microscopes and flow cytometry equipment. Currently, eight confocal microscopes, two climatised fluorescent microscopes, two TIRF microscopes, a spinning disc/laser microdissection microscope, a spinning disc/multiangle TIRF/FRAP microscope, two multiphoton microscopes with portable multichannel FLIM detector, a probing atomic-force microscope, a SPIM, a neuron tracking microscope (Neurolucida) and a bioluminescence imaging box are available. The BioImaging Facility also supports Fluorescence-assisted cells sorting services (FACS), image analysis and optical development projects.
- Basic and advanced training for using the equipment
- Customer-oriented project support
- Image analysis support, including creation of custom image analysis scripts in Matlab
- Optical development of customer-defined instruments
How to start using the Bioimaging Facility services
To use our services, the following steps are needed: Internal users and short term visitors: please follow instructions described here: Start using BIF. External customers need to establish a cooperation contract with I.S.T. Austria before services from the BioImaging Facility at I.S.T. Austria can be used. Please contact us in case of interest. Upon establishment of the collaboration contract, we can generate an account in our booking system and initial training by BioImaging Facility staff can be requested. The training is obligatory prior to first use of any piece of equipment. Training is exclusively carried out by members of the BioImaging Facility before any equipment from the BioImaging Facility can be used.
Bioimaging Facility News And Events
To see all events that the bioimaging facility organizes, please visit our events page. The Bioimaging Facility organizes, seminars, demonstations workhops and courses. We also communicate an weekly update to all users. A complete history of our weekly updates can be found on our weekly update site
In case you want to acknowledge us:
We would higly appreicate it when you acknowledge the scientific survice units of I.S.T. Austria in your publications. For your convenience, we provide and example sentence below:
“This research was supported by the Scientific Service Units (SSU) of IST-Austria through resources provided by the Bioimaging Facility (BIF), the Life Science Facility (LSF) and the XYZ Facility (xxx).”
Many thanks in advance,
the Bioimaging Facility team