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. We plan to make this list the 'go to' resource to access Imaging Facilities both UK and worldwide.
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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 Advanced Bioimaging RTP supports the investigation of complex biological problems by researchers at the University of Warwick and externally, through the application of cutting-edge imaging technologies. We specialise in imaging of biological specimens and soft matter at high resolution. We have several options available and would be happy to discuss your requirements. For more information please go to the facility website.
The ABIF has been in operation since 2005 at the McGill University Life Sciences Complex providing guidance to researchers with their projects from sample preparation to data analysis. Comprehensive consultations, sample preparation advice, ongoing support, image processing, image analysis and preparation of data for publication all contribute to using researcher’s time effectively, generating high quality quantitative data and elevating research projects to the next level.
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.
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 Babraham Institute's Imaging Facility provides supported access to cutting-edge microscopy systems and offers expert assistance for image processing and analysis. The Facility has light and electron microscopy resources, although the main focus is provision of fluorescence-based imaging. Expert advice and training is available on all platforms including confocal, multi-photon, high content and super resolution. External access (commercial and academic) is typically charged at an hourly rate.
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.
Located within the Biological Sciences Faculty, the bio-imaging and flow cytometry facility at Leeds is a central resource for both internal and external (academic or commercial) users and provide access to state-of-the-art light microscopes, cytometry equipment and analysis software. We offer training, technical assistance and advice on a range of interdisciplinary projects and welcome enquiries from anyone interested in using our facility.
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 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 is based in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. We specialise in label-free microscopy methods applied to biomedical and materials research. The facility is equipped with a Bio-AFM, confocal Raman microscope and a multi-photon microscope for CARS/SRS and SHG imaging. We offer fully assisted imaging sessions, advice on experimental design and image analysis. The facility is open to external users from academia and industry.
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 Biological Optical Microscopy Platform at the University of Melbourne provides access and research support to twenty high-end optical microscopes. This includes widefield, confocal, super-resolution, laser microdissection, lightsheet, multi-photon and image analysis applications.
BRL offers a range of microscope facilities, laboratory equipment and expertise for the investigation of materials. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is our main microscopy focus, where we have 25 years of experience. Our commercial facility offers very competitive rates.
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.
Located in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham, the Birmingham Advanced Light Microscopy (BALM) facility provides cutting-edge microscopy resources to members of the university community and beyond (commercial and academic). Within a large range of advanced fluorescence imaging systems (including wide-field, confocal and TIRF), our microscopes are routinely used for high resolution live-cell imaging, as well as analysis of organisms incl. Drosophila, zebrafish, Arabidopsis
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.
CAMiLoD has been established with generous contributions from principal investigators in the faculty of Dentistry. It is our mission to provide an integrated, state-of-the-art imaging facility that fosters collaborations within the Faculty of Dentistry, with the Toronto research community, and with industrial partners.
Providing flow cytometry analysis and cell sorting to the CRUK Cambridge Institute, along with mass cytometry for the Cambridge area
The Bioimaging Hub at Cardiff School of Biosciences provides a broad range of optical imaging techniques from the whole organism to the super-resolution level. Details of the facility, including available equipment, booking and charges are all available through our website.