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It can be valuable to analyze image data to count or measure features found in microscopy images. There are a number of campus resources for image analysis that you might not be aware of:

As core facility managers we often encounter people who are looking for an instrument that will help them answer a specific research question. There are a number of possible outcomes:

The UA’s Office for Research, Innovation & Impact (Senior VP for Research) has been working diligently in recent years to pull together in one place all the information that researchers need to be successful.

The RII Translational BioImaging Resource provides instrumentation and expertise for an number of small animal imaging techniques.

ImageJ is a free and very capable image analysis software made available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The software was written by Wayne Rasband, who retired from the NIH in 2010, but continues to support the software.

This is an amazing offer, underwitten by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as well as the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation. The call for proposals goes out twice a year.

The FEI Titan Krios transmission electron microscope is located on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, AZ. Please contact the lab at ASU for more information on this recently installed (available in 2017) instrument.

Do you have large data files that you need to share with collaborators? A free UA BOX account will enable you to upload files and then provide access to specific collaborators.

Over the last several years (2010-present) Nature Methods has run a series of short (usually 1-2 page) articles called "Points of View" that discussed topics including: