Light Microscopy Core

Light Microscopy Core Who We Are

The primary mission of light microscopy core is to support the optical imaging needs of the UK research community by assisting them in obtaining, analyzing, and quantifying high quality images and data. The facility provides access to and expertise in a wide range of advanced imaging instrumentation that include confocal, multiphoton, and super resolution microscopes. 

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New booking software

All instruments are can now be reserved through the PPMS system. Use your link blue credentials for logging in and setting up your account information. 

Zeiss Celldiscoverer 7 with Airyscan Demo

November 6 to 15, 2019

Automated Platform for Live Cell and Tissue Confocal Imaging

Fully automated live cell imaging system with the flexibility of widefield and optical sectioning acquisition. This system is equipped with the Airyscan super resolution module.

To participate, please contact James Schwartz (

More information on the microscope can be found here:

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