The Cellular Imaging Facility in brief
The Cellular Imaging Facility (CIF) was created in 2003 initially as the result of a joint financial and structural effort of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne and the University Hospital (Hospices/CHUV) and located in the Medical School building (Bugnon 7/9). Since summer 2005, the CIF is also present on the Dorigny campus, occupying a 150m2 space in the CIG building and an additional room in the Biology building. The operations are overseen by a Steering Committee, with both strategic and scientific responsibilities, representing all involved institutions in addition to external partners. The mission of the CIF is to assist researchers with imaging needs ranging from wide-field fluorescence and transmission optical microscopy, confocal microscopy, time-lapse and ion imaging, to digital image processing and analysis. The CIF is organized around three complementary activities : (a) Service activities : investigators are offered access to a panel of state-of-the-art imaging equipment and techniques; (b) Teaching and Training : the CIF shares and diffuses the practical and theoretical know-how on these approaches through teaching and training to researchers, technicians, as well as pre- and post-graduate students; (c) Research and Technological Development performed by investigators affiliated with the CIF who develop and implement most advanced optical and imaging technologies, eventually rendered accessible to more users of the CIF. The CIF is headed by Dr. Jean-Yves Chatton, PD MER, and activities are supervised by two technical managers, Yannick Krempp (CIF Bugnon) and Arnaud Paradis (CIF Dorigny). These personnel serve as technical consultants, train new users, and conduct workshops.
Link to the CIF Web site