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.
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 Advanced Imaging and Cytometry Facility’s remit is to provide state of the art tools for both the fundamental and translational study of cancer (from molecular interactions in primary cells through to tissue-wide responses), to introduce and develop new modalities, and to train scientists to apply these techniques to their research. Founded in 2001 the laboratories contain an array of equipment some of which is GLP compliant.
Core Imaging Facility serving the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
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 Imaging Facility at Babraham offers supported access to a variety of fluorescence imaging technologies. Expert advice and training is available on a variety of different imaging platforms including confocal, multi-photon, high content and super resolution. External users (commercial and academic) can use our Facility, with access typically charged at an hourly rate.
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 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.
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.
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. An extensive range of advanced fluorescence imaging systems (including confocal, wide-field, multiphoton, super-resolution, TIRF and FLIM) are positioned alongside high specification electron microscopes (TEM and SEM) to provide exceptional opportunities for microscopy applications. The fully integrated nature of the facility allows us to combine both modalities in one experiment app
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.
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.
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 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. Externally we also offer opportunities for hosting 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 based at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Glasgow provides an imaging facility that comprises a range of commercial and home-built instruments for advanced optical microscopy. We can provide practical help and advice in all aspects of imaging to internal and external partners.
The Liverpool Centre for Cell Imaging (CCI) is a world class resource for imaging projects. 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 Integrative Biology). We specialise in a range of microscopy techniques including confocal, epifluorescent and lightsheet microscopy as well as having expertise in photothermal imaging and post-acquisition analysis.
The Centre for Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (CESEM) was set up in 1998, to facilitate state-of-the-art research within the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) and foster collaboration across Heriot-Watt University. The facility is accessible to all students and staff across the University, and is also available for external commercial users.
The CIV CL3 Cell Sorting Facility is located at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Campus of Imperial College London. The setup of the CIV cell sorting facility provides a great opportunity for researchers to sort live cells infected with Hazard Group 3 pathogens with high purity for further study, including genetic/genomic analysis, proteomics or subsequent in vitro cell culture and cell function analysis. We are currently approved for conducting research on HIV,HTLV,HBV and HCV.
COIL is a Wellcome Trust funded imaging facility primarily serving the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology within the University of Edinburgh. The facility is well equipped with laser scanning/spinning disk confocals, Deltavision deconvolution microscopes, standard fluorescence microscopes and an experimental multi focus microscope. The facility is staffed by a full time manager providing expert training, advice for the microscopes and custom scripts/plugins for image analysis.
The CALM Facility provides open-access, imaging-related services to researchers at the University of Edinburgh and beyond. As well as offering basic light microscopy services (experimental design, wide-field and confocal microscopy, image analysis and consultancy) the CALM Facility has specialised in live specimen imaging involving the most common animal models. As such, we provide the infrastructure, expertise and equipment for advanced, intravital, multi-dimensional optical imaging.
The Crick Advanced Light Microscopy Facility (CALM) supports light microscopy and image analysis across diverse areas of research, including developmental biology, neuroscience, and cancer. We support imaging many different sample types, including cells cultured on glass, spheroids, organoids, tissue sections and explants, and model organisms including flies, fish, and worms. We train users in microscope use and give advice on experimental design and analysis. We also oversee the testing and procurement of equipment which we subsequently support though trouble-shooting, diagnostics, and liaison with commercial service engineers.