Electron Microscopy

ICBR-ElectronMicroscopy@ad.ufl.edu   ///  (352) 392-1184   ///  RRID: SCR_019146
TEM & SEM (Room Temperature & Cryo), Confocal Microscopy, Sample Preparation & More

CORE OVERVIEW

ICBR Electron Microscopy supports researchers in visualizing microscopic structures through imaging projects and user training. We strive to aid scientists in solving problems and to help push their research forward by providing the tools needed for successful publication and grant applications. Major service categories include: room temperature and cryo transmission and scanning electron microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, sample preparation and user training.

CORE NEWS

UF/IFAS study: Forget the queen, kill the brood to eliminate subterranean termite colonies UF/IFAS study: Forget the queen, kill the brood to eliminate subterranean termite colonies
UF/IFAS study: Forget the queen, kill the brood to eliminate subterranean termite colonies
By Lourdes Mederos UF/IFAS DAVIE, Fla –  Taking an extended look inside a subterranean termite colony is a rare and almost non-existent opportunity unless you raise one. But scientists like Thomas Chouvenc rear colonies from a king and queen, allowing them to produce thousands of eggs that grow to full maturity. In doing so, Chouvenc sheds a world of light on the species, the colony’s social behaviors, survival tactics and weaknesses. Thomas Chouvenc of UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Educ...
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UF/IFAS study: Forget the queen, kill the brood to eliminate subterranean termite colonies
Hippos’ Constant Defecating Turns African Pools into Communal Guts Hippos’ Constant Defecating Turns African Pools into Communal Guts
Hippos’ Constant Defecating Turns African Pools into Communal Guts
Lauren Barnett UF CLAS Hippopotamuses can eat nearly 100 pounds of food daily — and, as a result, they fill the pools where they spend much of their lives with huge amounts of poop. All that excrement, new research has found, turns the pools into extensions of the hippos’ guts, as bacteria and other microbes expelled into the water survive and are shared among the congregating animals. This “meta-gut,” as the researchers termed it, could have major impacts on the hippos’ ecosystems. The findings...
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Hippos’ Constant Defecating Turns African Pools into Communal Guts
Hot Tumors: The Turbo Engine That Immunotherapy Needed Hot Tumors: The Turbo Engine That Immunotherapy Needed
Hot Tumors: The Turbo Engine That Immunotherapy Needed
by Maja Aganovic UF Innovate Immunotherapy is a hot topic of conversation when it comes to cancer treatment. Pediatric oncologist Dr. Elias Sayour and his team have found a way to make a hot tumor, their way to make immunotherapy, an alternative to chemotherapy, more effective. “I spend the bulk of my time doing research, 80 percent of my time trying to develop new therapies for childhood cancer,” said Sayour, an associate professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics and principal investigator of th...
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Hot Tumors: The Turbo Engine That Immunotherapy Needed
Even at the Cellular Level, Ancestry Matters Even at the Cellular Level, Ancestry Matters
Even at the Cellular Level, Ancestry Matters
by Emily Cardinali UF News Diseases impact different populations with varying prevalence, which is reflected in health disparities that are seen for illnesses like lupus, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. To create effective medical treatments, researchers need representative population samples. Even though disease impacts everybody, medical research samples are often not representative of diverse populations. In a new article published by Nature, UF professors Erika Moore, Josephine Allen and...
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Even at the Cellular Level, Ancestry Matters
Two Common Compounds Show Effectiveness Against COVID-19 Virus in Early Testing Two Common Compounds Show Effectiveness Against COVID-19 Virus in Early Testing
Two Common Compounds Show Effectiveness Against COVID-19 Virus in Early Testing
by Doug Bennett UF Health A pair of over-the-counter compounds has been found in preliminary tests to inhibit the virus that causes COVID-19, University of Florida Health researchers have found. The combination includes diphenhydramine, an antihistamine used for allergy symptoms. When paired with lactoferrin, a protein found in cow and human milk, the compounds were found to hinder the SARS-CoV-2 virus during tests in monkey cells and human lung cells. The findings by David A. Ostrov, Ph.D., an ...
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Two Common Compounds Show Effectiveness Against COVID-19 Virus in Early Testing
Stomata Molecular Switches and the Future of Agriculture with Dr. Sixue Chen Stomata Molecular Switches and the Future of Agriculture with Dr. Sixue Chen
Stomata Molecular Switches and the Future of Agriculture with Dr. Sixue Chen
By Rosie Kereston UF Genetics Institute Dr. Sixue Chen, professor in the Department of Biology and faculty director of the UF | ICBR Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry core, has dedicated his research to improving the future of agriculture and global food security. “I have always wanted to do something useful for other people. That keeps me going. Every day, I ask myself how I can make a positive difference in the lives of as many people as possible. That’s why I love my job- it is a perfect...
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Stomata Molecular Switches and the Future of Agriculture with Dr. Sixue Chen
Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul Receives ASGSR’s 2021 Founder’s Award Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul Receives ASGSR’s 2021 Founder’s Award
Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul Receives ASGSR's 2021 Founder's Award
UF | ICBR Director and one of the Principal Investigators for the UF Space Plants Lab, Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul, was recently honored as recipient of the 2021 Founder’s Award from the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research.  The prestigious award celebrated Dr. Paul’s work observing stress responses and modulations of plants subjected to the novel environment of space. The publication, “Epigenomic Regulators Elongator Complex Subunit 2 and Methyltransferase 1 Different...
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Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul Receives ASGSR’s 2021 Founder’s Award
COVID Updates for UF | ICBR COVID Updates for UF | ICBR
COVID Updates for UF | ICBR
Dear ICBR colleagues and customers, The COVID19 Delta Variant is causing many of the concerns we all had in the early stages of the pandemic, and as a consequence, there is a recognition that we as a community can help mitigate the spread by also returning to some of the precautions we adopted last year. Because ICBR and UF Health share work spaces, we will adopt the same masking policy that is currently being implemented within Shands/UF Health. This practice means that everyone within ICBR pub...
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COVID Updates for UF | ICBR

CORE INSTRUMENTS

Electron Microscopy