Granting agencies that fund our research

Micron Strategic Award

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.

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4Pi SMS & Microscopi


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.

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Nanoscopy Oxford

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.


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Consortium management

Micron Committee

Academic Directors, Principal Investigators on Wellcome Strategic Award and affiliated Members

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Technology Development Leader

Leader of advanced imaging hardware and software development teams 

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Imaging Facility

Advanced microscopy facilities open to users both within and outside the university

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Research & Imaging Technology Development

Recent Publications


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


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Bespoke Hardware Development


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

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Imaging Software Development


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

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Imaging facilities and participating researchers

Micron Depts. and Institutes

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

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Advanced imaging facilities

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

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Labs participating in Micron

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

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News & Publications

For more information on recent publications involving our researchers and users click here. 

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Plain English

A straight forward, jargon-free explanation of our exciting work for non-specialists.


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Micron Wiki

Information about our services and how to get started using our software


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