Granting agencies that fund our research

Micron Strategic Award

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The primary source of funding for our cutting-edge imaging research. 


Principal Applicant: Ilan Davis

Co-applicants: Jordan Raff, Martin Booth, Yvonne Jones, Christian Eggeling, David Stuart, Kay Grunewald, Neil Brockdorff.

4Pi SMS & Microscopi

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Funded by the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund and the John Fell Fund, these two innovative microscopy development projects, the 4Pi SMS & Microscopi, are aimed at very different areas of research.

Nanoscopy Oxford

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Nanoscopy Oxford (NanO), a new initiative funded primarily by the MRC to develop novel super-resolution imaging modalities to address key questions in the field of biomedical research.


Consortium management

Management Committee

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Headed by Prof. Ilan Davis, Academic Directors, Principal Investigators on Wellcome Strategic Award and affiliated Members

Technology Development Leader

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Dr. Ian Dobbie leads the advanced imaging hardware and software development teams 

Interim Facility Manager

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Ian also manages the advanced microscopy facilities open to users both within and outside the university

Research & Imaging Technology Development

Recent Publications

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Wide ranging high profile publications  from addressing key biological questions  to development of new instruments and approaches 


Bespoke Hardware Development

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We design and build innovative microscopy solutions to apply to biological questions that cannot be answered by current technology

Imaging Software Development

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We build novel software solutions for instrument control, image data analysis, quantitation and visualisation

Imaging facilities and participating researchers

Micron Depts. and Institutes

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The list of all the departments and institutes across Oxford that participate in Micron activities

Advanced imaging facilities

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We help researchers apply cutting edge microscope technology to their research. See our range of microscopes here.

Labs participating in Micron

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The list of the 100 or so labs that use micron facilities or collaborate with Micron technology developments