The QB3 Cell and Tissue Analysis Facility provides cell culture equipment and instrumentation needed to grow and assess mammalian cells including flow cytometry, automated epifluorescence, confocal, and multiphoton imaging, as well as a histology suite with cryosectioning equipment. The High-Throughput Screening Facility provides expert staff for training, services, and cell culturing space for HT automated cell seeding, liquid handling equipment, multi-label plate reader and high-content automated confocal imaging for any type of multi-well, multi-conditional mammalian cell experiments.
The QB3 Cell and Tissue Facility (CTAF), located in Stanley Hall, provides a full service cell culture room with equipment and instrumentation for researchers to grow and assess mammalian cells to further their research. Instruments include flow cytometry, Luminex Xmap multiplex immunoassay system, qPCR, hypoxia chambers, micromanipulator, protein quantification, and liquid handling automation. There are microscopes for fixed and live cell automated epifluorescence, confocal, and multiphoton imaging. Tissue related instrumentation includes cryostats, sliding microtome, paraffin-embedding equipment, and histology processing and staining setup.
The High-Throughput Screening Facility (HTSF), located in the Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences, this facility is unique in providing researchers hands-on access to liquid handling automation in a core facility environment. Expert staff provide training on use of the cell culturing space, automated liquid handling, automated plate reader and high-throughput, high-content Opera Phenix confocal microscope with robotics for any size multi-conditional screening and validation experiments. The microscope provides high quality single or Z-stack images of 2D/3D based multi-well plate and slides with followup software tools for complex image analysis and bioinformatics assessment. We assist with some siRNA and arrayed CRISPR screening reagents, CRISPR cell line identification, along with other high-throughput fluidics projects. We also provide a lentivirus packaging service, and an amplification service, providing maxipreps of DNA and specialized CRISPR libraries with full validation, upon request.
|All Stem Cell Machines (MW: Replace with All CTAF Instrumentation)||Hourly Rate within each usage tier*|
|0-50 hours per month||$29/hr|
|51-125 hours per month||$15/hr|
|126+ hours per month||$7/hr|
|Specialized Equipment (BioPlex)||$50/hr|
|Long-Term Imaging Microscope||$110/day|
*Example: UC customer uses 60 hours in September. The first 50 hours are $28 each and the 10 hours in the next tier are $15 each for a total of $1550.
All CTAF Instruments
External $68/hr; Specialized Equipment $81.50/hr; Long-term Imaging Microscope $173/day
Partner External** $36/hr; Specialized Equipment $65/hr; Long-term Imaging Microscope $140/day
** Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about Partner External criteria and application
Rates – HTSF
|University of California|
|Opera Phenix Automated Microscope||$68 (30 min minimum)|
|Envision Plate Reader||$114 (8 min minimum)|
|Agilent V11 Bravo||$250 (30 min minimum)|
|Thermo Combidrop||$98 (15 min minimum)|
|BioTek Plate Washers||$27 (15 min minimum)|
|BioMek NXP||$122 (30 min minimum)|
|Cell Culture Hood, Custom||$15|
|Weekly Screening Access||$869|
|Non-University of California|
|Opera Phenix Automated Microscope||$105 (30 min minimum)|
|Envision Plate Reader||$176 (8 min minimum)|
|Agilent V11 Bravo||$393 (30 min minimum)|
|Thermo Combidrop||$154 (10 min minimum)|
|BioTek Plate Washer||$41 (15 min minimum)|
|BioMek NXP||$188 (30 min minimum)|
|Cell Culture Hood, Custom||$50|
|Weekly Screening Access||$1,382|
|Opera Phenix Automated Microscope||$86 (30 min minimum)|
|Envision Plate Reader||$143.92 (8 min minimum)|
|Agilent V11 Bravo||$321.25 (30 min minimum)|
|Thermo Combidrop||$130 (10 min minimum)|
|BioTek Plate Washer||$33.50 (15 min minimum)|
|BioMek NXP||$153.60 (30 min minimum)|
|Cell Culture Hood, Custom||$23|
|Weekly Screening Access||$1,110|
*Please email email@example.com to find out more about Partner External criteria and application. There are additional services and pricing is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
QB3 CTAF or HTSF acknowledgement: We thank [staff names here] of the [Cell and Tissue Analysis Facility (CTAF) or High-Throughput Screening Facility (HTSF)] at UC Berkeley. This work was performed in part in the [QB3 CTAF or HTSF], that provided the [name specific instrument used].
NIH citations for use of the Perkin Elmer Opera Phenix at the HTSF
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The CIRM/QB3 Shared Stem Cell Facility and the High-Throughput Screening Facility are directed by Professor David Schaffer, Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Biology, Bioengineering, and Neuroscience, and Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center. Professor Michael Rape, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, serves as a scientific adviser for the HTSF. Both facilities are managed by Dr. Mary West.
The CTAF is located in UC Berkeley’s Stanley Hall in the northeast area of the campus.
The HTSF is located primarily in UC Berkeley’s Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences in the northwest area of campus.
Visit QB3-Berkeley’s core research facilities to learn more about these facilities that serve the Bay Area scientific community.
Learn about other campus research facilities that may have some complementary capability to the CTAF for your research:
- CRL Flow Cytometry Facility and Molecular Imaging Center
- MCB Cell Culture Facility
- CNR Berkeley Imaging Facility
- Berkeley Stem Cell Center
- UC Berkeley Free Statistical Consulting
QB3-Berkeley CTAF/HTSF Facilities Director
B108 Stanley Hall
344 Li Ka Shing Center
|Deepa Sridharan |
HTSF Project Scientist
344D Li Ka Shing Center
|Professor David Schaffer|
QB3-Berkeley Director, CTAF/HTSF Faculty Director
274 Stanley Hall