Faculty Core Facility
Address: L6-11, 6/F, Laboratory Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam Hong Kong

Tel: 39177557
Fax: 29864297
E-mail: corefac@hku.hk

Equipment Training Guideline

Training Schedule (click here)

Training policy:

  1. Training is required before operation of each instrument.
  2. Please apply training through Faculty Core Facility booking system. For new users, the instruction of new user registration and training application is available HERE For current FCF online booking system users, please log in online booking system to apply training.

    (Please be noted that the online training registration will be available for all training sessions since June. 2017)

  3. Training is based on a first-come first-served policy. The training course is scheduled monthly and will be cancelled if no request is received one week before the scheduled date. Extra training session may be scheduled depending on the demand.
  4. Training is generally done in groups of no more than five. You could bring your own specimens to training session.
  5. During training session, you will learn the basic operation of the equipment; data acquisition and analysis.
  6. After training session, your booking status will be set as NOVICE user for the specific equipment in online booking system.
  7. The first training session is free of charge. Your training record will be EXPIRED if you do not use the equipment within TWO MONTHS after training. Any subsequent TRAINING FOR THE SAME INSTRUMENT WILL BE CHARGED as a rate of $200/hr.

Getting started to be an authorized user:


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    Training generally goes as follows:

  1. Training is generally done in groups of no more than five. You could bring your own specimens to training session.
  2. During the training session, you will be shown how to start-up and shut-down the equipment; how to set up the microscope and use the image acquisition software; how to optimize the microscope and software settings to get the best possible image.
  3. Your training record will be EXPIRED if you never use equipment in TWO MONTHS after training. THE SECOND TIME TRAINING WILL BE CHARGED.