For training on any of facilities instruments please make an appointment with Dr. . Training is customized to your specific imaging needs and is performed using your samples if possible. Due to the highly specialized needs of the users training is conducted in two parts; the first is hands on specific to the instrument needed for the researcher and the second is for analysis of the data collected by the researcher. For projects that utilize the more complex instrumentation e.g. (confocal microscope, or Raman spectrometers) training may require several hours or even days of work with the equipment during which we will help you to optimize protocols to streamline data acquisition. The LIVSF wants you to get the most out of your research experience in the facility, please contact Dr. to discuss your project before you reserve instrument time.
Special Note: Laser Safety Training is REQUIRED by NCSU before the LIVSF will train researchers in the use most of the laser or Raman systems. Please e-mail or call 515-6860 to schedule a convenient training date. Additional information on laser safety can be found at the following URL: http://www.ncsu.edu/ehs/www99/right/handsMan/lasers/laser.html. After completion of the university course, specific training will be conducted on the laser system that the researcher needs to use for their work.
For researchers wanting to use microscopes for the first time or just to refresh their skills it is recommended that they consider taking, Dr. two credit course (BIT 595C) in confocal microscopy. Dr. Johannes’s course will enable students to thoroughly understand the theory behind light microscopy with special emphasis on confocal laser scanning microscopy. The students get hands-on experience with the cellular and molecular imaging facility, Leica confocal microscope and by the end of the course should be able to design experiments and use the instrument unsupervised. It is advised to sign up early for this class. It fills up very quickly.
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