Welcome to the Multiscale Microscopy Core
The Multiscale Microscopy Core is a state-of-the-art electron microscopy core that was established in 2013 through the collaborative efforts of the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine and Hillsboro-based FEI. It provides imaging services, technical support and training to academic and corporate users. The MMC offers multiple levels of service that correspond with the analysis and/or training each user desires. Training on the instruments can be provided for individuals who anticipate having long-term EM projects. Microscope access is granted by three different mechanisms and priority is given in the following order: internal academic users (OHSU faculty and affiliates), external academic users (a proposal is submitted for review and approval) and external confidential/corporate users (no proposal review).
- FEI Titan Krios™ Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscope
- Outfitted with a FEI Falcon™ II 16 Megapixel Direct Electron Detector with Back-Thinned Sensor Technology and multi-frame readout capabilities and a Gatan K2 Summit direct electron detector that can be operated in counting mode. Also equipped with a FEI phase plate for Ultimate Contrast Enhancement for 3D Cryo-TEM Imaging.
- FEI Teneo VolumeScope™
- FEI CorrSight™
- FEI Tecnai™ with iCorr™ - Integrated Light and Transmission Electron Microscope
- Equipped with an Eagle™ 4 Megapixel high DQE and fast multi-port read-out speed TEM CCD multiscan camera, and a MegaView G2 high speed 1.3 Megapixel side-mounted TEM CCD camera system.
- FEI Vitrobot
- Pelco EasiGlow 91000 Glow Discharge Cleaning System
- Leica ACE600 Coater
- Hummer X Metal Coater
- Leica Critical Point Dryer CPD300
- UC7 Ultramicrotome
- RMC-Boeckeler ASH-100
The Pacific Northwest Microscopy Society and the Multiscale Microscopy Core are inviting the research community to a one-day workshop, with major focus on the cryo-preparation of biological samples by High Pressure Freezing. Dr. Shigeki Watanabe (Johns Hopkins University) will lead the workshop, beginning with a morning lecture and discussion followed by an afternoon hands-on demonstration of the Wohlwend HPF02 high pressure freezer.
Recently held events
2016 - Thursday and Friday November 3rd and 4th. The Pacific Northwest Microscopy Society and the Multiscale Microscopy Core held a two day annual meeting and workshops featuring innovative area scientists pioneering the latest technologies in microscopy.