Initial consultation, basic assistance, experimental guidance, and image data processing for all available imaging platforms.
Training in the use of any imaging platform, including image acquisition and processing software, is available and required for all new users.
Independent use of facility instruments
Most facility instruments are available for self-use after an initial training and orientation session provided by Core staff; scheduling is via iLab for each instrument. See Core staff for iLab registration instructions.
$36/hr peak time (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.), $18/hr off-peak time (8 p.m. to 8 a.m.) - DeltaVision, OMX, and spinning head, laser scanning and multiphoton confocal microscopes
$36/hr - LCM and SKY microscopes
$12/hr - Zeiss microscope, workstations
Assisted work: Facility imaging systems
Staff-conducted experimental work on investigator-submitted samples is available and arranged in advance.
$66/hr - DeltaVision, Zeiss, LCM and SKY microscopes; workstations
$100/hr - OMX and spinning head, laser scanning and multiphoton confocal microscopes
Assisted work: Sample preparation for Spectral Karyotyping (SKY) and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)
Fee: based on scope of work and established during consultation with the Facility Manager, Eliza Vasile
Assisted work: Electron microscopy and immunoelectron microscopy services
Services currently available on a limited basis. Fee: based on scope of work and established during consultation with the Facility Manager, Eliza Vasile
Please note: rates are set periodically, based on operating costs and in accordance with MIT and NCI policies. They are reviewed and approved annually by the MIT Office of Cost Analysis. Services are billed at the rate listed on the date of service delivery. Fees listed above are effective July 1, 2014, and represent base rates; additional surcharges will be applied for investigators not affiliated with the Koch Institute.