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Our Microscopes

The imaging facility houses state-of-the-art microscopes specifically designed for fluorescence imaging ranging from widefield and confocal fluorescence systems, lightsheet, bespoke and commercial super-resolution systems to electron microscopes. 

Widefield and confocal systems

DeltaVision Elite

DeltaVision Core with EMCCD (Yoyo)

DeltaVision Core Zippy

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An inverted widefield fluorescence system with EMCCD camera equipped for live-cell imaging (temperature & CO2 control). 


DeltaVision Core Zippy

DeltaVision Core with EMCCD (Yoyo)

DeltaVision Core Zippy

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An inverted widefield fluorescence system with a CCD camera


DeltaVision Core with EMCCD (Yoyo)

DeltaVision Core with EMCCD (Yoyo)

DeltaVision Core with EMCCD (Yoyo)

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An inverted widefield fluorescence system with an EMCCD camera

Spinning Disc (Nasmyth)

Spinning Disc (Nasmyth)

DeltaVision Core with EMCCD (Yoyo)

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An Ultraview spinning disc system equipped for live-cell imaging (temperature & CO2 control). 

Spinning Disc (Barr)

Spinning Disc (Nasmyth)

Spinning Disc (Barr)

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An Ultraview spinning disc system suitable for live or fixed imaging.


Olympus FV1000

Spinning Disc (Nasmyth)

Spinning Disc (Barr)

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Olympus FV1000 Laser Scanning Microscope with Becker and Hickel FLIM system.


Olympus FV1200

Zeiss LSM780 inverted

Olympus FV1200

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This microscope is  equipped with Sensitvie GASP detectors, a 355nm DNA damage laser and an environmental chamber for live cell work.

Olympus FV3000

Zeiss LSM780 inverted

Olympus FV1200

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A high-speed, laser scanning confocal capable of high-quality imaging deep in tissues and super-resolution. 

Zeiss LSM780 inverted

Zeiss LSM780 inverted

Zeiss LSM880 Airyscan inverted

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The Zeiss 780 is an inverted laser scanning confocal microscope equipped for live-cell imaging (temperature & CO2 control). 

Zeiss LSM880 Airyscan inverted

Zeiss LSM880 Airyscan Fast upright

Zeiss LSM880 Airyscan inverted

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A Zeiss 880 laser scanning confocal fitted with an Airyscan detector capable of super-resolution

Zeiss LSM880 Airyscan Fast upright

Zeiss LSM880 Airyscan Fast upright

Zeiss LSM880 Airyscan Fast upright

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A Zeiss 880 laser scanning confocal fitted with an Airyscan detector capable of super-resolution

Lightsheet System

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Zeiss Z1 Lightsheet

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This is a commercial lightsheet microscope designed primarily for time-lapse imaging of thick specimens. 

Super-resolution systems

DeltaVision OMX V2

DeltaVision OMX V2

DeltaVision OMX V2

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The OMX V2 is a cutting-edge fluorescent structured-illumination microscope.

DeltaVision OMX V3

DeltaVision OMX V2

DeltaVision OMX V2

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The OMX V3 BLAZE is a 'turn-key' microscope for very rapid widefield imaging or super-resolution imaging of fixed and live samples.

PALM/TIRF

DeltaVision OMX V2

Nanoimager

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Bespoke super-resolution localisation microscope.

Nanoimager

Cryo-3D-SIM

Nanoimager

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The Nanoimager is a compact, bench top super-resolution microscope.

DeepSIM

Cryo-3D-SIM

Cryo-3D-SIM

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A super-resolution system that will allow specimens to be manipulated for electrophysiology and/or chemical treatments while being imaged.

Cryo-3D-SIM

Cryo-3D-SIM

Cryo-3D-SIM

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OMX-T cyro SIM/STORM system developed in Micron as part of our research programme. 

ELECTRON MICROSCOPES

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The electron microscope facility is managed by Dr. Errin Johnson. We have three electron microscopes housed in the Dunn School that are available for use. They are


  • Philips Technai 12 electron microscope
  • Scanning JOEL JSM-6390 EM
  • Zeiss 3View


For further information or to enquire about training on the electron microscopes please click here