Kandasamy’s Schedule at BMC

Kandasamy is now working full time as Director at BMC. He can be reached for help regarding training, support for all microscope systems and grant applications.

Contact Info:

BMC: 706-542-4779; Cell: 706-247-4122

Room #145 Coverdell Center

BMC Subscription for 2017

The annual subscription for BMC use for the year 2017 is $3500 for PI with up to 2 users and $4000 for PI with more than two users. Hourly users will be charged $50/hr for the confocal and super resolution microscopes and $30 or $35/h for the other microscopes. Training if free!

ImageXpress Micro Confocal Microscope – New!

We are excited to announce the installation of a new ImageXpress Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System at BMC in Room #167. It’s ready for use by the UGA research community.

This versatile system features a unique confocal technology which allows you to explore more physiologically relevant, complex three dimensional models including spheroids, tissues, and whole organisms and to generate high quality images for samples in slides or 6 to 1536-well microplates.

Acknowledging BMC

We request you to properly acknowledge BMC in all your publications that include data obtained from the core facility. It will help us in our efforts to secure more funding to purchase additional instruments and offer new services. Please send a list of your publications where BMC is acknowledged to the Director, M.K. Kandasamy (kandu@uga.edu).

Examples:

1. The authors acknowledge the assistance of the Biomedical Microscopy Core at the University of Georgia with imaging using Zeiss LSM 710 confocal microscope or DeltaVision deconvolution microscope or Zeiss Elyra S1 super resolution microscope.

2. Imaging was performed in the Biomedical Microscopy Core at the University of Georgia using …………..(instrument name  Zeiss LSM 710 confocal microscope or DeltaVision deconvolution microscope or Zeiss Elyra S1 super resolution microscope).

 

LSM 880 Confocal Microscope – New!

A Zeiss LSM 880  Confocal Microscope with an upright microscope stand, 34 channel GaAsp detector and Diode (405 nm), Argon (458, 477, 488, 514 nm), HeNe1 (543) and HeNe2 (633 nm) laser lines will be added soon to Room #167 at BMC. This will replace the existing LSM 510.

BMC’s Award Winning Images!

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1. A deconvolved fluorescence microscopy image of Toxoplasma gondii parasite that has infected HFF host cells. Green: Apicoplast organelle, red: ISP1 protein and blue: DNA. M. Kandasamy, BMC. Finalist – GE Healthcare Cell Imaging Competition, 2013.

2. A confocal image of developing eggs from the ovary of a parasitic wasp Microplitis demolitor. Red: Actin, Green: DNA. M. Kandasamy, BMC. Honorable Mention – Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition, 2013.

3. A super resolution microscopy (SIM) image of bovine pulmonary artery endothelial cells stained for actin (pink), mitochondria (green) and DNA (yellow). M. Kandasamy, BMC. 5th Place Winner – Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, 2014.