Imaging Facility Team

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Nadia Halidi

Imaging Specialist & Micron Facilities Leader


Nadia has been leading the Micron Imaging Facilities since October 2019. She has over 10 years experience teaching microscopy and using quantitative live-cell imaging techniques. She received her MSc in physics and chemistry from the University of Pécs and holds a PhD in biophysics from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Her graduate work focused on calcium dynamics and signal transduction. She then moved to Harvard Medical School as a postdoctoral fellow to focus on cell migration and mechanotransduction. Before Micron, Nadia was a postdoc at NDORMS, Uni. Oxford focusing on breast cancer metastasis to bone using 2 & 3D microenvironments and developing image-based assays to validate new probes and inhibitors provided by the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC). While at NDORMS, Nadia also managed the Botnar Bioimaging Facility. Nadia enjoys teaching and helping in all aspects of imaging from designing experiments, to preparing samples, through imaging to image analysis and data visualization. For any imaging or facility related enquiries please contact Nadia.


email: nadia.halidi@bioch.ox.ac.uk

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Carina Mónico

Imaging Specialist


Carina joined Micron in 2017 as assistant facility manager. She has more than ten years of experience in advanced optical microscopy, molecular biology and single-molecule biophysics. After finishing her studies in Biology at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, she had her PhD and first postdoc at the European Laboratory of Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS) in Florence. At LENS she combined dual optical tweezers, fluorescence imaging and microfluidics to study gene expression and regulation at the single-molecule level. Then she moved to University of Oxford and King's College London for a postdoc in optics and biophysics, studying the assembly of pore forming toxins in complex mimics of the cell membrane. Carina built several bespoke fluorescence microscopes suitable for TIRF microscopy, polarisation, FRAP, smFRET and live cell applications.  Carina  particularly enjoys sharing her knowledge to help researchers deepen their understanding of microscopy. She enjoys assisting with imaging challenges, experiment design, image acquisition and analyis. 


email: carina.monico@bioch.ox.ac.uk

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Alan Wainman

Dunn School Light Microscopy Facility Manager


I am a Post-doc with in the Dunn School of Pathology where I look after the light microscopes. I'm also a Post-doc in Jordan Raff's lab where I am interested in understanding how a cell can cope with either too few centrosomes or too many. For training and access to the Dunn School microscopes send me an email.


e-mail: alan.wainman@path.ox.ac.uk

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Errin Johnson

Dunn School Electron Microscopy Facility Manager 


Errin manages our sister facilities, the Dunn School Electron Microscopy Facility and the Central Oxford Centre for Structural Imaging (COSMIC). Her background includes a PhD in plant cell biology at the University of Sydney and post-doctoral research in plant cell biology at the Umeå Plant Science Centre in Sweden, followed by several years as a microscopist with the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis. Errin is an experienced electron microscopist, and a specialist in biological specimen preparation for electron microscopy. She has been running the Dunn School EM Facility since 2012, developing its capabilities in biological EM sample preparation, volume EM, cryo-EM and correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) in particular. Errin enjoys the challenges associated with EM specimen preparation and is keen to help users at every step of the way in producing high quality electron micrographs.


e-mail: errin.johnson@path.ox.ac.uk

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