Confocal Microscopy & Quantitative Imaging Core

General Overview

The Confocal Microscopy and Quantitative Imaging Core provides optical imaging services for Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and collaborating institutions. Its goal is to serve the VARI community with state-of-the-art imaging resources to address a broad variety of research questions, as well as offering the expertise to train researchers to use these resources effectively.


How to request services

VARI’s Core Technologies and Services manages service requests through iLab Solutions. Each Core maintains an iLab page that provides descriptions of the Core as well as options to schedule equipment and request services. Pricing also is available in iLab (See Schedule Equipment and/or Request Services). Current iLab users can login here.

VARI staff that need a login (or further iLab support) should contact Lori Moon and MSU staff that  need a login should contact Brian Jespersen. External users that need an iLab account/login can go here for account creation. After logging in, external users should click “list all cores” under the Core Facilities section in the left menu and scroll down to “Cores at Van Andel Institute”.

Please request all services through iLab. Contact Kristin Feenstra with any questions.