Thank You for Your Support!
On-Going Support:

The personnel component of the BIDC is supported by instrument owner consortia.

Individual development projects are supported by their user base.

The BIDC was established thanks to the vision and contributions of multiple Parnassus Heights based departments:
Commercial Groups that have Contributed:
Wish List:

As a collaborative center, the BIDC would like to make sure we are staying on top of users' needs and pushing technology forward in a way that will be of the most benefit to the imaging community. The wish list collected here serves to keep us informed of what equipment would be most useful and allows us to organize interested parties so that we can rally funding. If you would like to see any of these purchased and implemented or would like to add to this list, please let us know! (
  • MATLAB Compiler module for generation of standalone executables.
  • MATLAB Parallel Computing Toolbox for computations on the GPU.
  • Generation 4 multi-photon imaging microscope that combines Gen2 configuration with the Gen3 versatility.
  • Lab space upgrade to include a more modular configuration for light locking instruments.
  • Ergonomic upgrades to instrumentation.
  • Earthquake proof our optics tables.
Granted Wishes:
  • Selective Plan Illumination Microscope (SPIM) - REAC 2014 award. Currently being built.
  • Gen3 stage-top Z drive.
    • Allows automated acquisition of Z-stacks limited only by the objective working distance and µMagellan auto focus.
  • Analysis stations - Imaris 8.1 Update.
    • 12 months of software updates/maintenance and user phone support.
    • Multithreaded tracking to minimize crashes and automated statistics generation.
  • New office space.