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The Light Microscopy Facility advances research by supporting robust solutions for optical microscopy.
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Who We Are

The Light Microscopy facility is a shared resources environment open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to Janelia scientists and their collaborators. It houses a full complement of state-of-the-art microscopes and multiple workstations dedicated to image processing. Please contact us to discuss how we can advance your research.

What We Do

The Light Microscopy facility provides advanced imaging resources to assist Janelia scientists with their research. In addition to regular maintenance, we offer project-specific training and consultation, technical assistance for image analysis, and periodically arrange in-depth workshops on microscopy theory, techniques, and image processing. Please read on to find out more about our equipmentcapabilities, and additional resources.

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Advanced Imaging Center: Accessing Janelia’s cutting-edge microscopes

The Advanced Imaging Center offers the outside community access to Janelia’s cutting-edge microscopes, at no cost. For further information, please contact Teng-Leong Chew (Center Director).

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Scheduling Equipment

We are located in 2E.380. To reserve an instrument and/or schedule training, please use the button below.

Resource Scheduler


We've recently added many new and/or upgraded instruments. More exciting news to come!

In Fall 2019, we offered two comprehensive workshops: Microscopy for Biologists and Intro to ImageJ/Fiji. In Summer 2022, we hosted the Optical Imaging Across Biological Length Scales bootcamp.

We have advanced workflows using Janelia's IPP to easily process (FF correction, deconvolution, and stitching) all acquisitions from light sheet microscopes.