Since 2012, the Centre for Microscopy and Cellular Imaging has served the research community by providing equipment and support in microscopy applied to biology.
The Centre now houses four wide-field, a near-field (TIRF), three confocal (swept-field and laser-scanning) microscopes and a laser capture microdissection system; environmental control is available with each of these systems. We also have a GPU-enabled workstation to enable fast image processing, including deconvolution using Autoquant, and cutting-edge machine learning algorithms such as CARE and Noise2Void.
Through consultation, our staff answer relevant methodological questions and provide expertise needed to successfully image at the cellular and sub-cellular level in both live and fixed organisms. We are open to new applications and research directions.
Our microscope specialist will help you select the most suitable microscope and imaging technique for your project and provide training to lab personnel. Contact us to find out what system you should be using to answer your research question!
In 2023, we established the CMCI Travel Award, a bursary to help students and postdocs using the CMCI to travel to conferences about microscopy.