Step 1: Creating your UIC iLab Account
The first step towards using UIC resources is to create your iLab account. This account is required to reserve time as well as log into UIC instruments after you've been trained.
There are fees for using the UIC resources.
Microscopes are available to trained users 24/7 with the following limits:
You will be billed for the maximum time between reserved time and actual logged time.
If your usage exceeds your reservation will be billed for the usage.
Should your reservation exceed your usage time charges still apply for the time you've blocked off on the calendar.
Step 2: Request Training
Once your iLab account has been set up the next step is towards accessing UIC instruments and services is to submit a training request.
The University Imaging Centers (UIC) is a fee-for-use facility open to investigators and projects of members of the University of Minnesota community as well as external users. All external users are subject to the UIC external rates. An External Sales agreement is required for all users outside the University of Minnesota.
UIC staff will reach out to discuss the project and details of the experiment and work with you to select an appropriate microscopic modality. In this way, everyone is fully aware of the strengths and weaknesses in the experimental design, and the UIC personnel can provide maximum methodological and instrumental support throughout the project. If necessary to increase the sophistication of experiments, formal collaboration between the UIC and the PI's laboratory is possible.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the University of Minnesota research community and external investigators, the University Imaging Centers hosts technical workshops for hands-on training in imaging.
While we are constantly evolving and expanding our curriculum, past workshops have included: Core Microscopy Concepts, Sample Preparation, Microscopy Instrumentation & Software, Quantitative Analysis, and 3D Reconstruction.
This page will be your resource to register for upcoming workshops, as well as provide an overview of past offerings.
|Midwest Association of Core Directors (MWACD) (TCF Bank Stadium)||150||Wednesday, 16 October 2019 to Friday, 18 October 2019|
|UIC Nikon SoRa Workshop (CCRB)||30||Wednesday, 16 October 2019|
|Confocal Workshop (JH)||11||Tuesday, 16 July 2019 to Thursday, 18 July 2019|
|Confocal Workshop (JH)||12||Tuesday, 18 June 2019 to Thursday, 20 June 2019|
|Live Animal Image Acquisition and Analysis Workshop (JH)||4||Wednesday, 10 April 2019|
|Confocal Workshop (JH)||10||Tuesday, 11 July 2017 to Thursday, 13 July 2017|
|Confocal Workshop (JH)||10||Tuesday, 6 June to Thursday, 8 June 2017|
|Live Cell Workshop (CCRB)||8||Wednesday, 8 March 2017 to Thursday, 9 March 2017|
|Confocal Workshop (SH)||5||Tuesday, 13 December 2016 to Thursday, 15 December 2016|
|UIC & UMII Image Analysis Workshop (CCRB)||15||Thursday, 1 December 2016|
|Confocal Workshop (CCRB)||9||Tuesday, 1 November 2016 to Thursday, 3 November 2016|
|Confocal Workshop (JH)||24||Tuesday, 17 May 2016 to Thursday, 19 May 2016|
|UIC & UMII Workshop: An Introduction to Image Analysis (CCRB)||21||Friday, 23 October 2015|
|UIC & UMII Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction to FIJI (SH)||13||Wednesday, 5 August 2015|
|UIC & UMII Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction to FIJI (SH)||18||Wednesday, 29 July 2015|
|UIC & UMII Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction to FIJI (SH)||15||Wednesday, 22 July 2015|