As one of the core facilities of Chinese Institute for Brain Research (CIBR), Beijing, the Imaging Facility is mainly responsible for the maintenance of optical imaging equipment, training, experimental services and the development of some new optical imaging technologies and methods. At present, Imaging Facility is equipped with Upright Laser Confocal Scanning Confocal Microscopes, Inverted Laser Confocal Scanning Confocal Microscope, Virtual Slide Microscope, Light Sheet Microscope, Two-photon Excitation Microscope, High-Throughput Cellular Screening System, Dual-disk Laser Confocal High-Content Screening System, and some other sets of equipment, which are capable to satisfy the needs of construction of the whole brain atlas, in vivo imaging, living cell imaging and high-throughput biological screening. Meanwhile, Imaging Facility staff is willing to assist in the design of a more reasonable and effective imaging scheme to obtain high-quality data and technical support for each laboratory of CIBR.
As an assistant department, the Imaging Facility implements an operation mode of “independent operation and paid service”. The office committee of CIBR director and PI conference, which are responsible for reviewing purchase plan of the equipment, charging standards and related management systems, as well as evaluating the operation of the imaging center and the service quality and post capacity of the technicians. The director of the Imaging Facility is responsible for the plan of the facility development, daily integrated management and related imaging technology research and development; the manager of the Imaging facility is responsible for the operation of the equipment and facilities of the platform, open service and technical training, and the technicians are responsible for the training, appointment, use and maintenance of the equipment.
The Imaging Facility aims to provide efficient and high-quality technical support and experimental services for laboratories and researchers in CIBR. All staff of the Imaging Facility are willing to improve our service quality and business capabilities continuously with the supervision and aid from everyone.