Contact persons

Dunlap, Marilyn, PI,  Director
• Tina Carvalho, Research Associate

The Biological Electron Microscope Facility (BEMF) at the University of Hawai'i is a multi-user/service facility, administered by the Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC). The mission of the BEMF is to provide biological-biomedical researchers with state-of-the-art instrumentation, training and services for high-resolution scanning electron microscopy, conventional and energy-filtering transmission electron microscopy, optical, fluorescence, and laser scanning confocal microscopy, and image analysis on a recharge basis.

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Services

  • Conventional and energy-filtering transmission electron microscopy service (Access service) Two-tiered price structure (UH & Non-UH).
  • Cryofixation service (Material processing service)
  • Fluorescence microscopy service (Access service) Two-tiered price structure (UH & Non-UH).
  • Laser microdissection and laser tweezing service (Material processing service) Two-tiered price structure (UH & Non-UH).
  • Laser scanning confocal microscopy service (Access service) Two-tiered price structure (UH & Non-UH).
  • Scanning electron microscopy service (Access service) 2 tiered price structure (UH & Non-UH)
  • Ultramicrotomy service (Material processing service)

Instrumentation/software

  • Hitachi S-4800 FESEM (Field emission scanning electron microscope) Hummer 6.2 sputter coater (Automatic sputter coater)
  • LEO 912 microscope (Energy filtering transmission electron microscope) Olympus epifluorescence microscope (Fluorescence compound microscope) Olympus Fluoview microscope (Laser scanning confocal microscope) Olympus stereo microscope (Stereo microscope) Oxford INCA EDS system (Spectrophotometer) Reichert KF80 ultrarapid cryofixation system (Cryofixation device)
  • Samdri 795 CPD (Photometer)
  • Ultracut E ultramicrotome (Ultratome) Ultracut RMC ultramicrotome (Ultratome)
  • Zeiss PALM Combi system (laser capture microdissection microscope)