Current Equipment

Ross Fluorescence Imaging Center Equipment Summary, including ACCM Leica SP8 confocal microscope (we manage for ACCM).



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  iLab Organizer

ACCM iLab (Leica SP8)

Ross Imaging Center iLab (all)

Workday hourly rate

JHU trained user

Olympus FV3000RS confocal Olympus FV3000RS info FV3000RS iLab $27 / hr
Leica SP8 confocal (ACCM confocal core) Leica SP8 info Leica SP8 iLab - ACCM confocal core $27 / hr
Olympus MPM multiphoton Olympus FV1000MPE info FV1000MPE iLab $50 / hr
IX83 FISHscope FISHscope info FISHscope iLab Scheduler $10 / hr
Keyence BZ-X710 Keyence BZ-X710 info BZ-X710 iLab $10 / hr
Zeiss AxioImager & Olympus DP80 dual RGB and monochrome camera Zeiss AxioImager info Zeiss AxioImager iLab $10 / hr
Li-cor Odyssey Li-Cor Odyssey CLx info Li-Cor Odyssey CLx iLab $4 / hr
Biotek absorbance plate reader (will add info page later) BioTek absorbance plate reader iLab $4 / hr
PTI QuantaMaster 40 Fluorimeter #1 PTI Fluorimeter #1 PTI Fluorimeter #1 iLab $4 / hr
PTI QuantaMaster 40 Fluorimeter #2 PTI Fluorimeter #2 PTI Fluorimeter #2 iLab $4 / hr

MetaMorph image analysis software 

3 licenses (USB license keys can float)

MetaMorph key #1 = 34135

Metamorph key #2 = 4646

MetaMorph key #3 = 34334

(#4 ex-Revolution X1 MM)

MM key #1 iLab

MM key #2 iLab

MM key #3 to be added

(#4 ex-Revolution X1 MM)

$4 / hr

$4 / hr

$4 / hr



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.....................................................................          . See Usage Fees and Rates page for weekend, assisted and training pricing.

PIs: to set up a new user and cost center, see our iLab instructions page

Monday June 15, 2020 we re-opened as part of JHU-Research's covid-19 phase 1 re-opening. 

All users must read - and follow - our Covid-19 Phase 1 re-opening policies


** Please note that image core management sometimes has to cancel/postpone user sessions due to required service visits or other reasons. When this happens we will try to make the user's next imaging session be "no charge" (even if longer than the cancelled session). 

Please Reserve Your Instrument!!! Ideally 24 or more hours in advance; if not in advance, then right after you fill in the paper sign-in sheet. Reservatons policty is online at

Please read - and follow - our Biosafety Policy 

Quick biosafety in image core tips: 

* "safety is job #1". If you are not using our equipment in a safe manner, then do not use our equipment.

* do not touch our microscopes,keyboards, computer mice, door knobs, light switches, etc, with lab gloves. 

* Yes, handle your SBS plate, imaging dish, other biohazard specimen, with a new lab glove(s) ... after adjusting -- without glove -- the microscope condenser arm, etc, to recieve/remove your specimen.

* Yes, biohazard spills have happened here at JHU/JHMI - see July 2018 tuberculosis spill national news. 

* Transport your specimen(s) in a spill resistant tray(s) and/or box(es), i.e. on a lab cart. Do not touch the passenger elevator door buttons, or stairwell handles, with lab gloves. 

* our major users include 6 different models of infectious diarrhea, and potentially clinical specimens from G.I., with "C. diff" and/or novel infrectious agents, and Prof. Cindy Sears lab, who have shown that essentially all human colorectal cancers involve contributions from infectious agents (800,000 new cases per year woldwide). It is critical that all users conduct experiments in a manner that is safe for both the user, other users, core staff, custodial staff, and visitors. 

* Dr. McNamara is the image core manager and the biosafety officer for the microscope rooms. If you are3 unwilling to follow our biosafety rules, either you and your P.I. should explain to Dr. McNamara and Image Core Director Prof. Bin Wu, how to improve our biosafety policies, or you should not do experiments here.


Data transfer:

Plan A (best): your MyJH -> your Microsoft OneDrive "JHOneDrive": Nearly all our PC's can see "The Web" and so can see MyJH. Now (mid-2018) that every JHU staff member gets 5 Terabytes of Microsoft Onedrive "cloud" storage space, you can transfer from the acquisition PC or our server to your OneDrive account. Be sure to logout ("sign off") of your OneDrive session here when you are done -- you need to do this manually. You also need to log out of your MyJH session.

Plan B: Many JHU SOM computers can see our file server. This is the simplest way to transfer files for those with access. Do not give out the name or I.P. address of our server. We prefer you use your JH OneDrive (plan A above). 

Plan C (risky): You / your lab could 'expose' some "share folder" on your PC or server and transfer from our PC/server to your share. You should only do this with explicit permission of your P.I. and network administrator, since setting up your 'share' incorrectly could expose your PC/server to attack. 

NOT Permitted: USB drives are NOT permitted on our computers. We will dispose of them in the Biosafety trash. 


Vendors contact information for our instruments is online at