Advanced Microscopy Facility

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Advanced Microscopy Facility

A state-of-the art service and user facility in the heart of the University's biomedical research community providing electron and light microscopy imaging technologies for basic scientists, physicians, and students.

The facility provides:

  • access to electron and light microscopes
  • training in microscope use
  • a full range of TEM and SEM sample preparatory services
  • consultation regarding microscopy applications in biomedical investigations.

The Facility can perform microscopy services for researchers, or train researchers to perform their own imaging.

The Advanced Microscopy Facility, started in 1979, is supported by the University of Virginia School of Medicine and by a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant to the University of Virginia. Typically 72 investigators from 44 different departments/divisions use the facility each year.

Drop by room 4806, 4th floor, Old Medical School or call us at 434.924.2524

Image of the Quarter

AMF invites users to submit images taken in the facility for consideration as Image of the Quarter. The user submitting the image selected will be awarded a week of free use of AMF equipment. The facility will post the image on this website and in a gallery in the AMF hallway. Images can be submitted anytime and will be considered for the corresponding quarter depending on the time of submission.


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