The RMS Facilities Database has been developed closely with the Euro-BioImaging consortium and the existing list of Facilities hosted by the University of York.
If you would like to amend an existing facility already listed on this page, please email Jess Cole.
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The Microscopy and Histology Core Facility is based in the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. We are pleased to welcome all users with all levels of experience in microscopy and/or histology from the university and also visiting scientists from other faculties, universities and hospitals. We have a wide variety of equipment available for use and staff members with many years of experience who are happy to help.
The current Advanced Microscopy and Bio-imaging Laboratory was established in 2002. It is based in the refurbished Electron Microscope Facility which has been in existence since the mid 1960's and is located on the ground floor of the Edward Llwyd Building on Penglais Campus.
CarlZeiss GeminiSEM 300 VP with Deben Centaurus CL and Oxford Instruments EDS (XMax80) and EBSD (NordlysNano), plus sample preparation facilities and technical support for physical and material sciences as well as biosciences
The ABIF offers 12 light microscopes ranging from widefield to lattice light sheet imaging. Tremendous expertise, in-depth one-on-one training, comprehensive consultations, sample preparation advice, ongoing support, image processing, image analysis and preparation of data for publication. The facility has expertise in live cell imaging, quantitative imaging, FRAP, FLIM, FRET, FCS, TIRF, spectral imaging, high content screening, quantitative customized image analysis.
The Advanced Imaging Core (AIC) is focused on supporting advanced research in biomedical imaging and precision medicine. The centre provides access to a range of world-class optical microscopes that covers a wide range of applications as well as image processing software for further processing. Consultation on protocol design, sample preparation, and labelling procedures is also provided. The core facility also welcomes projects on a collaborative basis.
Advanced imaging Unit provides professional services related to the optic and electron microscopy and image processing to internal and external researchers. Advanced imaging instruments can visualize fixed , live tissue, semiconductors, polymers, nanoparticles or nanocomposites. Image analysis using software’s equipped with artificial intelligence algorithms and high-performance computers are available in the unit to accurately quantify recorded images.
The Advanced Light Microscopy Core at Penn State College of Medicine offers consultation and training for fluorescence imaging and bioimage analysis. Our confocal, super-resolution (STED), light-sheet, and widefield microscopes allow for imaging samples at multiple scales. Image analysis workstations with Imaris and Huygens are excellent tools for image processing, analysis, and visualization. Non-Penn State users are welcome!
Core Imaging Facility serving the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
The Advanced Microscopy Laboratory (AML) is part of the CRANN Institute and is a custom designed, 6,000 square foot facility, located in the Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus. The AML contains a suite of instruments that covers the entire resolution range from transmission electron microscopy, electron energy loss and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopies with spatial resolution up to the atomic scale, to scanning electron and ion beam microscopes for surface imaging and analysis.
A scientific imaging and characterisation facility integrating and correlating data from optical, electron and X-ray techniques.
Electron microscopy facilities at the University of Leeds include state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopes equipped with direct electron detectors. We offer access to researchers across the University of Leeds, as well as their academic and industrial partners. We can also offer non collaborative access to academic and industrial users, please get in touch for more information.
The Babraham Institute Flow Cytometry Core Facility offers high quality service and state-of-the-art instrumentation to members of Babraham Institute and external users
The BI Imaging Facility has a wide variety of imaging platforms. These are high-specification commercial systems that have been configured to accommodate a broad range of applications with both fixed and live specimens. Systems include point-scanning confocal (Leica Stellaris 8, Nikon A1-R, Zeiss 780), spinning disk confocal (Olympus SpinSR), multi-photon (Zeiss LSM-7 with Coherent Chameleon Vision+MPX), TIRF (Nikon), wide-field (Nikon, Olympus and Incucyte), High/Ultra-High Content (Molecular Devices HT.ai and Miltenyi MACSima), Super Resolution (Nikon N-SIM/N-STORM) and laser micro-dissection (Zeiss MicroBeam). To complement fluorescence imaging capabilities, the Facility has a Zeiss CrossBeam 550 FIB SEM which offers various modalities for electron microscopy, including high resolution volumetric EM.
Beatson Advanced Imaging Resource scientists work closely with researchers to uncover and interrogate important molecular pathways in cancer. We train scientists in all stages of modern microscopical research from advice on experimental design and sample preparation, basic and advanced microscope operation and data acquisition through to quantitative image analysis and interpretation.
The Pirbright Institute is a national virus research facility specifically designed for the study and diagnosis of veterinary and zoonotic pathogens which are exotic to the UK. We have a vibrant Bioimaging department housing state-of-the-art confocal, superresolution and electron microscopes located within a high containment envelope. Together with the expert staff these instruments provide a cutting edge facility available to internal and external researchers.
The facility has experience working with a variety of sample types with particular expertise with plant samples. As well as academic project support, the facility has a strength in industrial research collaborations and method development for these partners.
The JIC Bioimaging facility is a well-equipped light and electron microscopy unit. Its dedicated team has many decades of imaging experience. This accessible expertise enables a fast-track consultative approach to experimental design/method development, thus maximising the chances of early success and optimising results quality. Although the primary research focus at JIC is plant science related, the team welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in using the imaging facilities.
The Bioimaging Facility offers access to light microscope systems to users from across the University of Manchester and further afield. We provide help and advice form experiment design and image acquisition through to data analysis and presentation. The Bioimaging Facility has three full time members of staff that are responsible for user training, continued advice and maintenance of the systems. Outside users receive the same level of access and support as our internal users.
The Biomedical Imaging Unit, is a joint University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS)/University of Southampton (UoS) facility for high quality/high resolution diagnostic and research microscopy. Accredited under UKAS to ISO 15189, this core facility carries out research work for UoS, other universities and research institutes, industry and artists, together with diagnostic microscopy for UHS, and other hospitals both nationally and internationally.
Biomedicum Imaging Unit (BIU) is a core facility that provides services for your biomedical optical imaging needs ranging from designing the experiment to the analysis of the results. BIU is part of the Helsinki BioImaging (HBI) and Helsinki in vivo animal imaging (HAIP) platforms of the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE). Our services are available for all local, national, and international customers – both from academia and companies.
BALM provides high-tech multi-million pound advanced imaging technology. Using the equipment in BALM you will be able to observe, record and analyse your experiments obtaining picture perfect images and cutting-edge scientific insights. We provide a broad range of equipment and services to suit everyone from experienced light microscopy specialists, to people who have never touched a microscope before. In BALM you will both find the right tools, guidance and friendly support to get the results
The Wolfson Bioimaging Facility provides microscopy support for researchers across Bristol University and beyond. A broad range of fluorescence imaging systems are positioned alongside high specification electron microscopes. Expert support is provided for preparation, imaging and analysis. The fully integrated nature of the facility allows us to combine multiple imaging modalities, including correlative microscopy.
The Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre combines core imaging facilities with an advanced technology development capability. The centre offers both advanced electron and light microscopy services and is open to internal and external users. Staff in the centre have diverse expertise from physics to computer science and cell biology.
CAMDU (Computing and Advanced Microscopy Development Unit) at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, is home to multiple advanced light microscopes, computational workstations, software development and integrated petabyte data storage. The instruments are primarily for the use of Warwick researchers, with the exception of the Wellcome-funded lattice light sheet microscope which offers a visitor programme for external researchers.
The Bioimaging Hub at Cardiff School of Biosciences provides a broad range of cutting-edge imaging technologies for analysis of biological samples from whole organism to super-resolution levels. Details of the facility, including available equipment, booking and charges are all available through our website.
Our Electron Microbeam Facility has two Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEMs) and an X-ray Diffractometer (XRD). The SEMs are used for characterization, imaging and in-situ micro-analysis of a wide range of materials. XRD is used for identifying and characterizing minerals from bulk, powdered samples. In addition, we have sample preparation facilities and gold-palladium and carbon coating apparatus for SEM work.
Central Biotechnology Services is an ISO 9001:2015 and GCLP certified Cardiff University Technology Facility that provides genomics and bioinformatics, proteins and diagnostics and cell analysis/imaging platforms, services, training and expertise to local researchers and external organisations. They also host companies and provide laboratory facilities, technological support, academic consultancy and access to other university resources.
The Central Laser Facility (CLF) is a partnership between its staff and the large number of members of UK and European universities who use the specialised laser equipment provided to carry out a broad range of experiments in physics, chemistry and biology. The OCTOPUS imaging cluster offers a range of imaging techniques including multidimensional single molecule microscopy, confocal microscopy, super resolution, optical tweezers, Bayesian Data Analysis.
The Centre for Biophotonics hosts a suite of optical microscopes, including widefield, fluorescence, confocal, multiphoton, interference and standing wave microscopes. We also have super-resolution imaging capability and live cell imaging. The facility is adjacent to the wet lab, which includes tissue culture facilities. The Centre for Biophotonics also houses the Mesolab, which is a facility focusing on optical mesoscopy using the Mesolens.
The Liverpool Centre for Cell Imaging (CCI) is a world class resource for imaging projects, member of the UK Node of Euro-BioImaging. Since 2002, it has been housed in a state-of-the-art suite of custom-designed temperature-controlled rooms in the Biosciences Building (Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology). We specialise in a range of microscopy techniques including confocal, epifluorescent, lightsheet, high-content, atomic force and super-resolution light microscopy, as well as having expertise in post-acquisition analysis.