PhIFI Core Facility
(Phosphor-Imaging/Fluorescence Imaging)
Brody 5S-21

User Registration.....
Administrator:  Dr. Brett D. Keiper

Lab/User Registration, Annual Fees and Screen Rentals

Registration is available to ECU faculty only, and is valid for all members of the faculty member's lab.

Because of the support of the NCBC and DRG grants, user fees for PhIFI will be kept to a minimum. An annual Lab User Fee of $300.00 will be collected from the PI's ECU account upon registration. This fee covers PhIFI use by ALL registered members of a User lab for one complete year.  Each lab may register up to 10 members. User accounts/rental fees are managed by Mrs. Katrina Searcey in the Division of Research and Graduate Studies.  Funds from this account will to pay for the annual service contract and materials and upkeep for the facility. Questions about Registration Fees or Account Transfers should be directed to Mrs. Katrina Searcey (744 2808).

There are also 8 new Phosphorimage screens (8” x 10”, $1218 value from Amersham) that may be rented (1 per lab) for $300.00 per year. The new screens are thin plastic-backed to fit into standard film cassettes. Older metal-backed screens may not be used on the Typhoon 9410 as they may scratch the expensive glass platten.

To register, please download the PDF Registration Form with instructions, and print the form.  After completing the Registration Form, please forward via campus mail to:
Mrs. Katrina Searcey
Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Brody School of Medicine, Room 1N-11
East Carolina University

Download Registration Form

Initial Use and User Sign-In

Only users whose name and ECU login appear on the completed Registration Form will be able to login to the scanner and analysis stations. All first time users must see Dr. Brett Keiper in 5S-26 or Dr. Enhui Hao in 5E-28 to receive computer access authorization. (Please contact them by email in advance.)

After initial setup is complete, the user will be able to login on both scanner and analysis workstations on their own.  If, at anytime, you are uncertain about proper use or clean up of the Typhoon, please see a lab member in 5S-28.

**One day training sessions are held periodically by technical staff from Amersham/GE Healthcare. ALL potential Users are asked to attend this training session in order to learn proper use of the Typhoon, data management and clean up of the instrument.  Prior to the Training Session, users will be allowed to use the Typhoon only with supervision.


East Carolina University
Brett D. Keiper, Ph.D.  (Administrator)
Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Brody School of Medicine
Greenville, NC 27858  

Enhui Hao (Research Asst. III)
Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Brody School of Medicine
Greenville, NC 27858

Tel. 744-2693

bd keiper 5/06

The above images are from the Amersham/GE Website: