The Advanced Light and Electron Microscopy BioImaging Center (ALEMBIC) is directed and operated by an expert staff whose activity is devoted to technical innovations in imaging technology. In ALEMBIC novel microscopy approches are coupled with leading-edge biological experimentation, with the aim of creating a rich, continuously updated resource for internationally competitive biomedical research. The facility is organized to provide both service and innovation.
ALEMBIC is part of:
A director oversees the operations of the facility and coordinates a small staff that contributes to accomplishing the mission. A complex of more than 10 laboratories houses, in approximately 300 square meters, several imaging systems equipped for live or fixed tissue experimentation, two transmission electron microscopes, the space and the necessary accessories to prepare specimens for imaging.
In addition a high-capacity network of digital workstations is integrated into the facility to enable researchers to elaborate, process and present their data as efficiently and effectively as possible. There is also an area used by the staff and by their collaborators to develop new methodologies and to conduct research on techniques which have significant potential to enhance bioimaging research. Aside from its intrinsic value the staff's research activity promotes technical updates on a regular basis and keeps the facility on the forefront of available technology.
ALEMBIC has approximately 300 square meters on level -2 of DIBIT1. Download here the facility map.
Aside from provinding instrumentation, the facility is designed to instruct researchers on how to effectively use the microscopes in order to perform experiments independently.
This is especially the case for access to optical microscopes for which researchers are required to attend an introductory course held by the ALEMBIC staff before being authorized to use any instrument.
- For service, instrumentations or training requests click here*
- For indipendent access to ALEMIC's rooms:authorized badge (editable pdf)
- For public FTP access: request form
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All the Users publishing pictures, experiments or data obtained through the use of the ALEMBIC equipments are kindly invited to insert a phrase of acknowledgement in the “Acknowledgements“.
For your convenience, here below is an example that you can use: “Part of this work was carried out in ALEMBIC, an advanced microscopy laboratory established by IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele and Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele".
For more than 10 years the Advanced Light and Electron Microscopy Center has organized various events (seminars, courses, lectures) on microscopy and related topics. These events are held by both ALEMBIC staff and by national and international speakers.
- November 20, 2018 | Seminar (download the flyer here).
In collaboration with Merk Millipore
1°st Italy, Spain and Portugal ImageStream User meeting
- July 10, 2018 | Seminar (download the flyer here).
In collaboration with Leica Microsystems
Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM):
add a new dimension to your images
Dr. Glauner Heike, Senior Director Europe, Application Workflow Specialist EMEA Confocal Microscopy/ FLIM & FCS – Leica Microsystems
Aula San Paolo, DiMeR, h 16.00
- June 21, 2018 | Seminar (download the flyer here).
In collaboration with Bio-Techne
Visualize Gene Expression & Genetic Variations in Tissues:
Applications of RNAscope® and BaseScope™ ISH assays
Dr. Kai Wilkens, Senior Director Europe, ACD – A Bio-Techne Brand
Aula San Paolo, DiMeR, h 11.00
- May 29, 2018 | Seminar (download the flyer here).
In collaboration with EssenBioScience
A Workshop on IncuCyte S3® consumables
Dr. Luca Caneparo, Field Application Scientist, EssenBioScience and Dr. Claudio Bencivenga, Technical Sales Specialist, EssenBioScience
Aula Nina, DIBIT1, -1S, h 11.00
- May 22-24, 2018 | ALEMBIC Course
XL ALEMBIC Theoretical and Practical Course of Optical and Electron Microscopy
- May 17-31, 2018 | ALEMBIC
RS-G4: Speed Revolution in Confocal Imaging. Innovative Technology: Big Samples...at High Resolution and Amazing Speed!
On site* demo in collaboration with Maving Research.
May 17, 2018 | Instrument introduction (download the flyer here).
Dr. Roberto Banchi, Sales and application specialist Maving Research
Seminar Meeting Room, LaboRaf, DIBIT2, -1S, h 11.30
*The instrument will be available @ALEMBIC from May 17th to May 31st.
- February 13-14, 2018 | ALEMBIC
IncuCyte S3, in vivo image analysis system installation
in collaboration with Essen BioScience
Here is a list of past events for each year:
Photoshop CS suite
The most popular program for creating and modifying digital images
The ultimate image analysis software package for fluorescence imaging, quality assurance, materials imaging, and various other scientific, medical, and industrial applications.
Probably the most powerful and user-friendly software designed to provide you with rapid, interactive, high resolution volume rendering of your 3D and 4D data sets. Volocity is installed in a dedicated Windows Xp 64bit off-line workstation.
High-quality programs intended for restoration, interactive analysis and volume visualization of 2D, 3D, multi-channel and time series images from fluorescence microscopes. Huygens Software is also installed in a dedicated Windows Xp 64bit off-line workstation.
SoftWorx is acquisition/analysis software of DeltaVision RT Deconvolution System installed in a dedicated off-line workstation, Linux RedHat-based. SoftWorx provides data management, visualization and image restoration and deconvolution (with measured PSF) of DeltaVision RT datasets.
IN Cell Investigator
Automated cell imaging devices, such as the IN Cell Analyzer 1000, generate high volumes of data. IN Cell Investigator software was designed to efficiently analyze and interpret those amounts of data from live and fixed cell assays. IN Cell Investigator Software can work with images recorded by other instrumentations (.tiff format) when using the IN Cell Translator Software.
Oko-Vision software (from OkoLab) is a modular software specifically designed for live cells multidimensional experiments. This software easily allows you to select the images of the sequence that has to be analyzed, to plot and graph data sets and perform data aggregation and statistical analysis, especially for Cell Tracking and Wound Healing assay experiments.
Check out our Freeware BioImaging Software Web-Case
Amazing software and image analysis tools often have one big fault...they are very very expensive! Not always (unfortunately), but often (fortunately) scientists, researchers, programmers or software developers build and allow free use of very interesting and useful software or imaging tools. This page is a free space where you can point out your free software for the whole community. If you have any free software to indicate please send an email to Cesare Covino and we will be glad to publish it on our Freeware BioImaging Software Web-Case page (Last update: May 27th, 2009).