The Institute of the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre is supported by the Confocal Microscopy Unit of said hospital. This Unit is located in the “Research Center” building of the hospital. The Managers of this Confocal Microscopy Unit are Dr. Fernando Bartolomé and Dr. Gema Ruiz Hurtado.
The responsibilities of the Unit’s Managers are detailed below:
- Defining the general rules applicable to the use of the Confocal Microscopy to achieve a considerable improvement in its performance and use.
- Supervising the necessary annual external maintenance activities carried out on the equipment to ensure its correct performance, as well as all communications made with the technical services, when necessary.
- Counseling the different research groups in the development and commissioning of experiments and protocols for which the equipment must be used.
- Specific training of new users (initial training).