The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences houses a variety of state of the art microscopy systems housed in well-equipped and recently refurbished Charles Oakley Laboratories.

For Group activities and research please see our website:

Systems available include:


Confocal and Live cell imaging:

Zeiss inverted microscope with: LSM800 AIRYSCAN confocal system (Zen imaging software)

Olympus inverted microscope with:

Crest X-light Spinning Disk Confocal, Ilas2 TIRF illuminator and metamorph for real-time super resolution microscopy.


Calcium imaging and Microinjection:

Nikon Eclipse TE2000U inverted microscope with:

Photometrics coolsnap HQ camera

Cairn Research OptoLED rapid calcium imaging work station

Microinjector – Eppendorf Femtoject InjectMan N12


Phase contrast and Histological Analysis

Zeiss Axiovert 200 linked up to Axiocam 105 color camera (Zen Imaging software)

EVOS AMG fluorescent microscope.


For further information please contact:

Dr Patricia Martin –