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1. Opening hours
Monday to Friday: from 09:00 to 17:00; during closing time access is allowed on the base of the rules set up in Guidelines, point 5.
3. Users' training
Before using the equipment of the Imaging Facility, users must undergo a specific training delivered by the staff and fill this form.
4. Use of the Instruments
Users of the Departments and Centers located in the Life Sciences Building "Complesso Vallisneri" have priority over users from other Departments of the University of Padua or from other institutions.The trained user may access the instrumentation during the opening hours and in presence of the facility staff, using ID and password for log-in, once those have been activated following completion of training.
Users are expected to prepare and analyze their own samples independently; however, assistance is available upon request.
The confocal and epifluorescence microscopes are also accessible during the closing hours, upon booking: all the responsibility during closing hours will be of the person making the booking.
5. Booking procedure
Only authorized users can book work sessions at: http://service.dipartimento.biologia.it/gestione_dipartimento/
specifying name of the user and of the group leader and phone. Confocal and light microscopes slots can be booked up to 14 days in advance. Cancellation must be communicated at least 24 hours before the booked time slot. Booked slots will always be billed, irrespective of actual usage of the instruments. Booked slots may be cancelled by facility personnel at any time if maintenance or repairs are needed. Booked users will be notified with a reasonable advance.Any damage occurring to the microscopes during a booked session is responsibility of the user and of the research group to which the user belongs.
Two types of slots are available: the regular slot (2hr 45min for the Leica SP5, 2hr for the Zeiss LSM 700), bookable from 8:30am to 10:30pm; and the overnight slot, from 10:30pm to 8:30am. These slots are bookable every day, including Saturday and Sunday.
The length of a slot is 1 hr, with a limit of 2 consecutive slots per user. Contact the staff for multiple slots, or reservations on a Saturday or Sunday or evening times. These slots are bookable every day, including Saturday and Sunday.
The rates can be found here.
Before your session:
During your session
After your session
Please include the following statement in publications where imaging data are included: "We acknowledge DeBioImaging Facility, Dept. of Biology, Padua University for support in image acquisition and analysis"