Microscopy & Bioimaging
|Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy||Leica SP5|
|Zeiss 510 META|
|FLIM, FCCS & FLCS||Leica SP5|
|Spinning Disk Confocal Microscopy||Andor Revolution XD|
|Total Internal Reflection Microscopy||Leica TIRF MC|
|Cell Observer||Zeiss Axiovert 200M|
|Apotome Inverted Microscope||Zeiss Axiovert 200M|
|Fluorescent Stereo Microscope||M165 FC|
|Duel Microinjection system||DMI3000 / DM2500|
|Scanning Electron Microscopy||Hitachi S5200|
|Transmission Electron Microscopy|| |
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The Bioimaging and Microscopy research and teaching facility in Biological Sciences is available for use by staff, postgraduate students and final year undergraduate students. It is also available for use by researchers within other University departments and for commercial clients. State-of-the-art instrumentation for projects requiring widefield and advanced light microscopy (LSCM / SDCM / TIRF), electron microscopy (SEM / TEM), and histology is available. The staff of the facility will be pleased to give advice on sample preparation and the most appropriate instrumentation to use for a given application. The facility operates on a fee for-use basis for each microscope to cover the cost of the instrument maintenance contract, the consumable supplies directly associated with the instrument, and the labour costs associated with daily maintenance. Charges will be made for SEO or technician time where appropriate and for specimen preparation. If you are applying for research grants we can advise on the charges which are likely to be made over a three-year period. Comprehensive training in the use of the instrumentation is provided. Periodically training courses will be run and will be advertised via departmental email. Self access to preparative facilities is encouraged.
If you require to use any of the equipment in the facility or require help from the facility staff members, please kindly plan ahead. We try our best to answer technical questions on the spot, but users will get our undivided attention if an appointment is made in advance, especially questions regarding experimental designs, potential collaboration, and advanced image analysis.